INFINIDAT InfiniGuard vs Microsoft DPM comparison

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We performed a comparison between INFINIDAT InfiniGuard and Microsoft DPM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"Essentially, it replaced our tape backups."

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"The most important feature is that it's easy to use.""Microsoft DPM is scalable.""It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers."

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Cons
"I would like to see more improvement in the GUI."

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"You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.""It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM.""Microsoft DPM could improve if it was available in a public or private cloud."

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  • "Microsoft DPM is a free solution. However, we pay approximately $3,000 annually for support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: Essentially, it replaced our tape backups.
    Top Answer:We bought five years of support with the initial purchase. In the future, our intent is to rotate these systems out: rotate the arrays and the InfiniGuard out after five years to rotate them with new… more »
    Top Answer:I would like to see more improvement in the GUI; for example, better graphs and statistics so that you have a better vision of what exactly you have stored.
    Top Answer:The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.
    Top Answer:I bought the license for the solution from Microsoft as part of System Center. I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution.
    Top Answer:Management reporting could be improved.
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    Also Known As
    InfiniGuard
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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    Overview

    InfiniGuard provides fast, reliable data backup and restore for business continuity/disaster recovery. Built with InfiniBox to optimize performance and target-side dedupe to maximize effective capacity for multi-petabyte datasets.

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that can be used to back up data from a source location to a target secondary location. Microsoft DPM allows you to back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system. Microsoft DPM can store backup data to disks for short-term storage, to Azure Cloud for both for short-term and long-term storage off-premises, and to tapes for long-term storage, which can then be stored offsite. Backed up files are indexed, which allows you to easily search your recovered data.

    Microsoft DPM contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data, ensuring resources are available and recoverable during planned and unplanned outages. When outages occur and source data is unavailable, you can use DPM to easily restore data to the original source or to an alternate location.

    Key Features of Microsoft DPM:

    • Application-aware backup: Application-aware backup of Microsoft workloads, including SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint.

    • File backup: Back up files and folders on computers running Windows Server and Windows operating systems.

    • System backup: Back up the entire system state or run complete backups of physical computers running Windows Server or Windows client operating systems.

    • Hyper-V backup: Back up Hyper-V virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. You can choose to back up an entire virtual machine or specific applications on the virtual machine.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft DPM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust and flexible backup capabilities and its being easy to manage with one central dashboard.

    William M., the head of ICT infrastructure & security at a tech services company, notes, "The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require. The compatibility is very good. We have an IBM AS/400 machine in our office that we're using, and we're able to back it up fine. This is the same for other systems, as well. I think that overall, it is really adaptable, compatible, and scalable."

    Mohammed I., a managing director at Adalites, notes, "I would definitely recommend data protection DPM. It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor. It works flawlessly, never a problem."

    Rodney C. a system analyst at a financial services firm, writes, "The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched. This is our primary tool for recovering deleted files or folders. Once we implement a System Center Operations Manager, all of our DPM servers can then be seen on one dashboard."

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    Sample Customers
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    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company57%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is ranked 28th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review while Microsoft DPM is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is rated 10.0, while Microsoft DPM is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of INFINIDAT InfiniGuard writes "Fast data recovery for large scale datasets". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be easier to install". INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is most compared with Dell Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Commvault Complete Data Protection.

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