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Score 7.3 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector

I believe it is very well suited for the Unix/Linux brands but once you get into the Windows side of things there are much better options out there. The other problem is that the data is in a format that only works with HP Data Protector and cannot be migrated to another system should things go that direction in the future. Once you are locked into HP Data Protector you are truly locked in
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

Durva Phoenix is well suited for the VMware platform and has great restore functionality during disaster recovery. We use a different VM platform so our disaster recovery has a longer timeline if there is a critical failure as we need to get a base OS loaded before we can restore the VM data to it. This is the tradeoff between an expensive VM platform and a near free VM platform. Druva Phoenix is well suited to file version recovery if a previous data state is required by your employees or customers. Very quick to restore.
Keith Richard, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Druva Phoenix
8.7
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Druva Phoenix
8.8
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Druva Phoenix
8.5
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Druva Phoenix
8.6
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Druva Phoenix
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Druva Phoenix
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Druva Phoenix
8.8
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
Druva Phoenix
9.3
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
Druva Phoenix
9.0
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
Druva Phoenix
9.2
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
Druva Phoenix
8.2
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Druva Phoenix
8.2
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Druva Phoenix
8.6
Flexible deployment
Data Protector
Druva Phoenix
8.5
Encryption
Data Protector
Druva Phoenix
8.8

Pros

Data Protector

  • Easy to install and set up cell manager, deploy clients and configure backup devices. Integration options for databases and virtual environments makes backup and restore of these systems easier through the GUI.
  • Scheduling options allow the user to set specific times for backups of a host or group them together with the advance scheduling option and set priorities of which systems get access to backup devices.
  • Licensing options are tiered and can scale from a very small environment to a larger one when needed.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

  • Recoverability: The speed with which backups can be located and restored is the best I've ever seen.
  • Visibility: it's easy to keep an eye on what's successfully backing up and, more importantly, what's not.
  • Availability: Anywhere, anytime; if you need to recover data in a jiffy you're not tied to a specific local server interface - the web console is easily accessible from anywhere.
  • Simplicity: Configuration of backup jobs is straightforward and guides easily followable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Data Protector

  • Tech support - every person I spoke with had a different idea on how to fix a problem. Many times they caused the problem resulting in double or triple work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

  • personally, I find the menu structure to review a particular backup job cumbersome
  • we need the ability to have API driven (agentless) backups of Azure server workloads
  • for IaaS, phoenix must be cost competitive to platform backup services in AWS, Azure, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 2 answers
It was just not a good fit for our organization. We have an EMC SAN, Data Domain backup storage, and VMWare. Without any other HP software or hardware in our environment I do not see the need to continue using a product that is not well integrated with our other brands
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you create a job it has to be a stand alone and can't step on another one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

Druva Phoenix 8.6
Based on 50 answers
Certain backup solutions can be cumbersome on how they actually work. Where that's properly deploying hardware or software that will house the backups. Druva is different where the software and infrastructure is completely managed. All we needed to do is deploy agents and proxies and point the backups to Druva Phoenix
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

Druva Phoenix 8.9
Based on 79 answers
We haven't required much in the way of support from Druva after our implementation, however the few times we have had to contact them they have been fantastic. They've quickly offered solutions to our issues and followed up that they were working properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Data Protector

We liked that HP Data Protector could go back to a specific recovery date where IBM TSM could not, in certain cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

Carbonite is unstable. It would continually fail, shutting off the service. Because the backup service wasn't running, it wasn't "failing to back up" so we had no idea when the service would randomly, without indication, shut itself off.

Driva has proven simple and stable.
Joe Manship | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Data Protector

  • Same solution for 17+ years provides stable environment and builds in house expertise saving business on training.
  • Licensing structure provides cost savings to business.
  • Ease of use for operators provides quick response when restores are needed by the business.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva Phoenix

  • This is a necessary service to keep your information safe. I would not say that there is a tangible ROI unless you reach a point where your server gets attacked and wiped-out. Then, you can recover your information in an easy manner, which could represent a potential several-thousand-dollar savings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

Druva Phoenix

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector
8.0
Druva Phoenix
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
Druva Phoenix

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
Druva Phoenix
8.6

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
Druva Phoenix
8.9

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
Druva Phoenix

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