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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 4.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is a good fit for anyone looking for draas or backup as a service with Bluechip.co.uk being able to tailor a solution to fit your need if you are a medium size business looking to protect over 20TB of source data on a mix of virtual and physical servers in your datacentre our hosted within our state of the art datacentres.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

Networker is only suited for one thing: being a front end for good hardware. We love our Data Domains, the dedupe is insane and they ingest data rapidly. You'd be better off using Veeam, which can talk to the Data Domains natively (that's what we're doing now).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Dell EMC Networker
4.1
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
5.4
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
4.5
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Dell EMC Networker
4.0
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Dell EMC Networker
7.4
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Dell EMC Networker
5.4
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
1.5
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Dell EMC Networker
1.0
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Dell EMC Networker
5.9

Pros

Actifio Enterprise

  • Reliable and easy to deploy backup solution with low administration overhead.
  • Fast backup solution with low impact on production systems as it backs them up.
  • Dedup and replication of backed up data between sites and with streamsnap very quick recovery on dr site.
  • Great customer support with quick response to changing demands.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

  • When used with a Data Domain appliance, using either DDBOOST or a VTL, it is quick and does a wonderful job of deduplication. We have 2.3 PB stored on a 140 TB DD 4500. While this is expensive storage, the cost for 2+ PB would be even higher.
  • It does a good job of brick-level backups of Exchange mailboxes, and does so in very good time. A few hours backs up our entire organizations mailbox stores in a way that provides object level restore.
  • Used in combination with DPA (Data Protection Advisor), it has a very good reporting capability. DPA, however, requires more than just surface knowledge in order to get really good reports, and the DDOS changes can wreck havoc with customized reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

  • Networker's customer service could use a bit of improvement. While some problems are handled quickly, complex issues sometimes have limited responses with difficulty to escalate up the chain.
  • Networker prior to version 9 is using outdated policy configuration which tends to make some backup windows and obligations awkward.
  • Networker needs a bit better method for accommodating plugin integration with other applications, and better documentation on implementation of those modules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 1.0
Based on 1 answer
There are three reasons for not renewing our use of NetWorker: 1) the rising and extremely high cost of support and proprietary hardware needed for deduplication, 2) the complete unreliability of the product (we couldn't recover from a true disaster if we wanted to), and 3) the horrible support from EMC for the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Use this, and then use Veeam. Or literally just about anything else. It's a powerful engine with a crappy paint job and a rusty frame.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 7.3
Based on 5 answers
The support team has always been good, and there is never an issue that can't be resolved. The techs are competent and know the product. The slightly less than perfect rating I'm giving is because Support shouldn't carry the burden themselves. We hear from Dell sales people all the time, but they never call and ask about this product, nor do they offer to upsell it or make it better. That lack of sales support and coherence hurts the overall rating a bit. When I spend my company's money on your product, I expect you to at least ACT like you care, if not actually care for real. It influences my opinion and future purchasing habits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 1.0
Based on 2 answers
How can anyone build a house without a blueprint? NetWorker was ramrodded into place here without a design or implementation plan. The result was a setup that was doomed from the start and never worked reliable over the full three years of our contract obligation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

We've been actively looking at other products such as Rubrik or Cohesity in order to get a better experience as well as lower our overall time invested in running backups. Dell EMC Networker fails to stand up to these products in most ways. In our evaluations it was both easier to understand the different systems as well as talk to the software/hardware via APIs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actifio Enterprise

  • We have managed to scale up the size of our environment without the need for extra admin overhead.
  • Over 99% backups complete.
  • Solution is robust and quick to scale to meet demands.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell EMC Networker

  • Networker has helped reduce risk of data loss. We have many compensating controls for business user level data but Networker has been helpful with full image recoveries. Sometimes an IT mistake can be hard to back out of and/or rebuilding from scratch isn't a good option. Networker has helped save lots of IT engineer's time in our company.
Josh Dix | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dell EMC Networker

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Dell EMC Networker
2.6

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise
Dell EMC Networker
1.0

Usability

Actifio Enterprise
Dell EMC Networker
3.0

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise
Dell EMC Networker
7.3

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise
Dell EMC Networker
1.0

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