Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs Rubrik comparison


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Backup and Recovery (4th), Cloud Backup (4th)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is 5.2%, up from 3.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Rubrik is 15.4%, up from 14.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Aug 4, 2022
It replicates workloads fast, but it wastes resources
There is a problem with the solution's architecture. First of all, it requires double the resources on the virtual environment to set up one environment. You set up a cluster of virtual machines per site, so you are doubling the resources you need. While it wastes resources, it also provides a strategy to do high availability. It also lacks backward compatibility with some of the old vCenter servers. When you get an issue, they want you to upgrade up to the latest edition. However, when I have an old vCenter server, I should be able to use whatever version we have to do the replication. It also has a security vulnerability because it requires several ports to be open in the customer environment. These ports are open on the firewall. It also lacks a reporting mechanism to show a customer, the number of machines you've backed up and the difference. It's essential for a customer to know what is happening.
CarlosCastells - PeerSpot reviewer
May 20, 2024
Easy to do backup, easy to deploy and scalable
We are working now on proof of concept to do backups to virtual environments. So, we deployed the solution to three customers in Spain and one or two in Mexico We wish to increase the automation to improve the data management tasks with Rubrik. We see the possibility to improve with AI and other…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Point-in-time recovery and ease of deployment are valuable."
"The most valuable feature is that it is journal-based and you don't have to replicate a lot of data."
"The workload can be moved directly if the disaster site is the main site."
"The most valuable features are the data center recovery administration and the time of recovery."
"RecoverPoint replicates workloads fast."
"It is a point-in-time restore, which is quite handy."
"Continuous replication with lower RTO and RPO is the most innovative feature. Its tight integration with VMware for VMware VMs is also valuable."
"The installation is straightforward if the version you have is compatible with your infrastructure."
"They have a great PowerShell module and easy mediums to speak to the people who create and enhance them."
"The feature that I have found most valuable from Rubrik is its protection against ransomware attacks. Rubrik is a very nice, very good solution because it is able to protect your data and you have the possibility from the backup to detect any abnormal behavior, like a ransomware attack. You are able to detect and restore very easily with this solution. This is a major differentiator in comparison to the other competitors."
"The web-based approach is the most valuable feature."
"The solution is stable."
"The system is able to determine when it is the best time to do backups. This is SLA-driven, and if it is not possible to maintain this SLA, the system will tell you too."
"Adaptative backup and SLAs simply allow you to tell a machine to backup without taking care of the backup window."
"Not having to specify a time to run a backup with a fixed schedule is something that's really beneficial. In the past we had to schedule and try to manually stagger things over the window, to back up everything. Because Rubrik is SLA-based, you say, "Well, I need it to fit in this window here," and it just backs it up when it's most convenient for the Brik and for the third-party system. It looks at the CPU usage and says, "Okay, it's not as busy now. I know I've got time to take the backup." That's a real advantage."
"Mounting recent backups to create new servers rather than cloning servers in VMware drastically cut down required time."


"It would be good to have a critical application on the customer side."
"The solution could improve by being more easier to use. However, once you have used it for a while it becomes easier. Additionally, there could be better support and compatibility with management by having a command-line interface. This would be beneficial for the customers."
"In the next release of this software, I would like to see options that help to decrease the bandwidth required, such as compressing the data."
"It should have features for recovering a group of virtual machines and full-scale security. For recovering all the VMs at once, they don't have a GUI option, and we have to use the command line."
"The configuration process seems a bit challenging, and the installation takes a bit longer than expected."
"It can have better integration. It would be good if, in addition to VMware VM, it can also support other hypervisors. I also want to see support for Oracle databases. As of now, it supports only SQL and Exchange. It would be good to also support other databases."
"I would like to see integration with EMC NetWorker in the next release."
"I would like to have the HTML 5 interface working because it is currently not functioning with the VMware environment."
"We would like to be able to do granular restores directly from Exchange. Also, more granular management of VM backups would help."
"The Office 365 protection could be improved."
"I would like to see Rubrik better integrate with Microsoft Active Directory. Instead of just backing up a full domain controller, I would like the solution to have Active Directory object knowledge so we can restore specific objects in Active Directory versus restoring the whole domain controller."
"Looking at how the data is broken down, we can see the total story, but sometimes it's difficult to see how big a particular snapshot is. Across 90 days of snapshots, which one is a particularly large one? Looking at the data holistically could be a lot easier."
"The licensing cost is quite high. That is something that needs to be worked out, because so many times it happens that the team does not have the budget or there are other issues at that time. Cost has become an important factor in deciding whether to continue with the Rubrik solution."
"Rubrik can only leverage cloud storage for archiving and has no cloud failover."
"With Windows, it is difficult to configure Oracle Database."
"The solution could improve by having fewer VM Stuns."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Pricing-wise, it is pretty much fair for any customer who only has a VMware environment. Licensing is based on the number of VMs that you want to protect at any given point in time. Licensing is not based on size."
"There is a license required for this solution and the pricing depends on how many virtual machines you have."
"This is an expensive product."
"This is not a very cheap solution and compared to others, it is expensive."
"It was a part of a backup solution. So, it was free for us."
"Rubrik is priced high, but it was the solution that was providing us encryption and was secure. The solution price is high, but you get what you pay for."
"High priced when considering a total change in backup solution."
"I rate the pricing an eight on a scale of one to ten, where one is low, and ten is high."
"You need to understand what you're getting for the price. You are getting a backup solution, which is state of the art and works absolutely flawlessly. You are getting the storage needed to store your backups. You have all the sexy features that a modern backup solution can provide you, like deduplication, erasure coding, compression, fast execution time, secured data, and top-notch customer support. So, it might be expensive on paper. It's not free, but when you analyze what you are getting and the time you can spend on other stuff, then Rubrik is very cost-efficient."
"There are additional costs for add-ons, and they recently upgraded a new cluster, which also carries a price."
"We pay annually for the license for Rubrik. There are no additional costs. Initially, we needed to set it up, negotiate and finalize the offer."
"Originally, we bought the units on perpetual licenses. Now, we have switched to Rubrik Go. I think the Rubrik Go subscription is a better model, where it is based on your onsite environment and you consume what you use."
"There is a license requirement for the solution. If you expand or if the maintenance period expires, there's a license renewal as well."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
One of the standout features of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is its real-time data protection capability.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
While Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines offers a solid solution for our local and remote data protection needs, there are a couple of areas that could be improved. The configuration process se...
Which would you choose - Rubrik or Veeam Backup & Replication?
Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from scre...
What do you like most about Rubrik?
It is a stable solution. Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Rubrik?
In many cases, the customers I speak with want to have a one or three-year license. Because it's for backup, they need the ability to increase or replace the solution as they need. They want to hav...



Sample Customers

Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, PCS Publishing, Noble Foods
Driscoll's, Red Hawk Casino, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Wabash National, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Galliker Transport & Logistics
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