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"The command-line interface is good.""The solution is highly stable."

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"Micro Focus Data Protector's most valuable feature is its interaction with the fiber share. It is easy to use, we use it to back up without any problem to VTLs, and can use the Fiber Channel that is still the TCP.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.""The normal file system backup is easy to manage, and our success rate is quite high.""The initial setup was relatively easy.""The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server.""Data Protector is very good at automation. From the time of the backup, verification, and copy to tape, it is very good. I don't need to touch it, it will do it by itself.""The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide."

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"Setting up the system to work with legacy equipment is a bit complex at times.""IBM ProtectTIER could improve by being more user-friendly."

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"Other tools seem to be easier to use.""If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam.""In terms of what can be improved, I would say integrations with MongoDB. We use MongoDB and we need to go to scripts to do backups. We need more integrations.""In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on.""The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.""Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability.""This solution is not scalable."

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  • "IBM ProtectTIER is an expensive solution."
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  • "The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale."
  • "The solution requires paying for a license."
  • "Our licensing is on a capacity basis."
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    The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide.
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    The VMware GRE is still limited and complex to implement with differences in behavior between Windows and Linux mount proxies. ZDB has too many constraints (e.g. it doesn't work for Linux volumes… more »
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    Also Known As
    Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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    IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

    Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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    Sample Customers
    Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
    GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Insurance Company5%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 50th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 6.0, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "Good incremental backup capability, but technical support is in need of improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, HPE StoreOnce and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Zerto and HPE StoreOnce. See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. Micro Focus Data Protector report.

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