Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC NetWorker?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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24 Answers
ValereFEUGWANG - PeerSpot reviewer
Information System Consultant at CFAO Technologies
Real User
Top 10
Oct 6, 2022

NetWorker is a very expensive solution.

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Stanislaw Jagielski - PeerSpot reviewer
Trainer, storage consultant at Oxon
Real User
Top 5
Sep 20, 2022

I can't speak to the actual pricing of the product.

NAYAB RASOOL SHAIK - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at Infineon Technologies
Real User
Top 10
Jun 23, 2022

We'll have the solution for about five years. I can't say how much it will cost in total.

Service Delivery Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jan 18, 2022

The price for this solution is cheaper than other products. The price is the only reason we are renewing, otherwise we'll be moving to Veeam.

Business Development Manager, Technology Integration Services at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 15, 2021

The pricing is okay.

OmobolajiOlaloku - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Enterprise System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Oct 28, 2021

Dell EMC NetWorker is very expensive. Licensing fees should be reduced. It is a bit expensive, but it is a good application.

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Senior Account Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Oct 27, 2021

The price of the license could be cheaper and it would be a benefit if they came up with a new pricing model. The competitors here in Oman sell universal licensing where a number of virtual machines are hosted at the customer place which can be licensed, or you can license the CPU sockets in those servers. However, NetWorker offers only CPU sockets or overall storage capacity to backup, but there is no universal licensing where you can provide a number of VMs. They should offer more options to stay competitive with other solutions, such as Veeam.

System Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Top 10
Oct 7, 2021

There is a license required to use the solution and it is on an annual basis.

Senior Infrastructure Consultant at FORUM INTERNATIONAL
Real User
Top 5
Jul 12, 2021

The pricing of the solution is not the cheapest compared to other similar solutions. The Networker is available as a component of the Dell EMC Data Protection Suite package and it should have the ability to be purchased separately. The solution requires a perpetual license. We can upgrade the solution without the need to be renewed at an additional cost.

Mark Torpy - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Protection Specialist at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Apr 20, 2021

We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing.

Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Apr 5, 2021

There is a licensing fee.

Anteneh Asnake - PeerSpot reviewer
Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at IE Network Solutions PLC
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 23, 2021

Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages.

Presales Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Feb 15, 2021

While it's my understanding that the solution is a bit expensive, I'm not in sales and therefore can't really comment on actual costs. I can't compare it to other options on the market.

reviewer1315983 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Jan 26, 2021

They are not cheap. I don't know the fees specifically but they should definitely be cheaper. Everything should be cheaper :-)

Consultant, Backup Systems at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Jan 21, 2021

The pricing for NetWorker is in the mid-range. It is not very expensive and not very cheap. There are some extra features that required an additional license. For example, we save a separate data protection suite (DPS) license.

Shehan Attapattu - PeerSpot reviewer
head of presales at a integrator with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Dec 24, 2020

The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service. There are other products on the market with better pricing, which makes it a challenge to sell NetWorker.

Systems Administrator Team Leader at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Dec 10, 2020

In terms of pricing, yes, of course, EMC is cheaper. Commvault is more expensive. Maybe with the latest release, EMC Networker became more expensive, but I have no idea about the latest prices from EMC. Whatever we spent on EMC NetWorker was far cheaper. What I've seen is renewal prices. Maybe the price of the implementation would be more expensive. But, at least from what I've seen, Commvault is more expensive than EMC NetWorker.

Wasi Rizvi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Oct 28, 2020

We're using a capacity-based license. My administrator can take backups as per we have the license. Our license includes support and maintenance.

Sufyan Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at New Horizon Computers
Real User
Oct 24, 2020

It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive.

Sufyan Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at New Horizon Computers
Real User
Oct 21, 2020

The NetWorker price point is excellent. When you purchase the Data Protection Suite, NetWorker is free with that suite. If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity. NetWorker is very competitive.

Administrative at a university with 51-200 employees
Real User
Aug 5, 2020

Licensing rules are very complicated in NetWorker. The license depends on, in one version, the value of the backup data, and, in another, the physical workstation. It changes from version to version.

Client Infrastructure Technical Specialist at Clicks
Real User
Sep 29, 2019

The pricing of this solution is very good.

Lead Offering Solution Architect Cloud and Workload with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Aug 4, 2019

It's approximate, but I believe we pay around $20-30,000 a month in licensing.

it_user882309 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 1, 2019

The pricing is mid-range. It's not the cheapest, but it's not too expensive.

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I have seen all of these products in production. If you are working with a VMware environment and want solid backups/replications and restores then nothing in my opinion beats Veeam. It's very easy to use and works very well with plain disk-based backup targets. Its built-in de-duplication works very well. If you are looking for even better performance and de-duplication then I would recommend Veeam with a Data Domain backup target. Data Domain uses a protocol called DD-Boost. Not many vendors support DD-Boost, however, Veeam does. I am getting very good backup-to-storage ratios with this combination. For example, I am using 15.5 TB of physical disk space to hold 106TB of backup data. I have been pleased and impressed with this combination. 
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 25, 2022
Hi @Shiraz Ahmed, @Amine Koulali Idrissi, @Sufyan Khan, @Shehan Attapattu, @Shiraz Ahmed, @reviewer1294890, @Enayat Galsulkar, @Amgad Soliman ​and @reviewer1053252, Please share your professional opinion based on your experience with @Amgad Gazer ​and other community members. ​ Tnx.
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