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Likelihood to Recommend

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

LiveVault

Our company was originally with VaultLogix which was taken over by LiveVault. The transition to the new product was not as smooth as expected and presented us with issues especially with a restore. Restore and what files needed to be included in the backup policy were not communicated to us correctly and it was not until a customer's server failed that we found out we couldn't do a restore because we were missing files that were needed for a complete restore.
I don't believe it works very well for backups of virtual servers. Installation of the product is user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Networker
4.1
LiveVault
8.5
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
LiveVault
6.0
Live recovery
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
LiveVault
9.0
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Networker
4.5
LiveVault
6.0
Business application protection
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
LiveVault
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Networker
4.0
LiveVault
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
LiveVault
9.0
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
LiveVault
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Networker
7.5
LiveVault
9.0
Snapshots
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
LiveVault
9.0
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Networker
1.5
LiveVault
8.0
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Networker
1.0
LiveVault
Platform support
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
LiveVault
9.0
Retention options
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
LiveVault
9.0
Encryption
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
LiveVault
9.0

Pros

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

LiveVault

  • Easy to install the client piece.
  • Easy to setup the backup policies.
  • Data encryption and security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

LiveVault

  • It does not play very well with virtual servers.
  • Support is not always responsive.
  • Issues with failed backups have cost our company time and money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

LiveVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

LiveVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 7.0
Based on 3 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

LiveVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Networker

Dell EMC Networker 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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

LiveVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

LiveVault

LiveVault is the only product we have used. The reason is that we chose it initially was the fact you can restore individual files. Also that the data is transferred offsite to a secure data center and data is backed up again, providing a second offsite copy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

LiveVault

  • LiveVault has initially cost us more labor time than we anticipated for our IT staff.
  • Installing cloud backup has given us a piece of mind that our data and our customer's data is safe.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Networker

General

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

LiveVault

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Networker
2.5
LiveVault
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
LiveVault

Usability

Dell EMC Networker
3.0
LiveVault

Support Rating

Dell EMC Networker
7.0
LiveVault

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
LiveVault

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