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"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.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""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.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.""The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server.""The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.""What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file.""It's a good product that's pretty easy to use."

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"Most of the features that we can use with HPE products are directly integrated with the Veeam. This is very important for the customers to have only one pane of glass to manage the backups and also use the HPE products for the backups.""I have been in contact with technical support and they are very good.""The most valuable feature is the internal recovery.""The documentation is very good. It's also easy to install Veeam Backup and Replication.""Its simplicity and the fact that it just works are most valuable. We kind of set it up and generally forget about it. It does what we need it to do in the background, and it doesn't involve a lot of management.""The technical support is good.""The initial setup for a simple environment is very easy. We just do next, next, next, next for the installation. It can be complicated in a complicated environment. It can be simple for a simple environment. I enjoy installing it. It has a lot of features.""The integration with some storage systems like HP or Nutanix and great support are the most valuable features. You get productivity support. You get a response within one hour, even in the evening or night. The functionality of the whole software is good."

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Cons
"VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.""The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated""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.""Other tools seem to be easier to use.""I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement.""Microfocus needs to build a partnership with other vendors in addition to HPE as far as cloud consolidation of backups.""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."

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"Backup speed should be increased, and there should be more functionality.""I think Veeam needs to improve the file installation process, as well as more technical things like snapping feature issues. Sometimes during backup, when it's taking the scan snaps on the ESXi, it started and didn't remove the snapshot from there, which consumed storage on the EXSi. It could be improved with more technical depth. The response time for Veeam's technical support could also be improved.""I think that Veeam could improve some performance issues when the backup itself is restored. I'm also using HPE StoreOnce, which has deduplication, and when I'm trying to test or run backups, it takes a lot of time. I think they could improve the testing for backup copies.""I have a problem with the VM. When we started doing a backup, it takes a snapshot for our virtual machines, but when we try it two or three times, in some cases, our virtual machines go to a consolidated state. I don't know why this problem happens. But I still think Veeam is a top-ranking solution.""Pricing can be improved.""The licensing models, from a reseller's perspective, could be better.""The Cloud version is not ready, they need maturity and ease of deployment in terms of management.""There's a lot of room for improvement surrounding the backup process."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year."
  • "Veeam is more reasonably priced than some competing products."
  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide.
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    The setup cost is not so large compared with other software, while as far as licensing goes, I suggest one per capacity (Front End TB) if the environment is heterogeneous with both physical and… more »
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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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    Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
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    Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
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    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 screen to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    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.

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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    Sample Customers
    GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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    Financial Services Firm11%
    Healthcare Company8%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider23%
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    Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 144 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.0, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Zerto, HPE StoreOnce and Dell EMC NetWorker, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Acronis Backup. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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