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Score 4.6 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

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

System Center DPM

For people that already use Microsoft products, and need to add a protection option to their environment, this is a great tool. It'll help, maybe even with a lower price, compared to other tools. Usually, the price is higher, but if you already have a contract with Microsoft, the price is usually is lower in that scenario.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Networker
4.1
System Center DPM
7.7
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
System Center DPM
6.0
Live recovery
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
System Center DPM
9.0
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Networker
4.5
System Center DPM
7.0
Business application protection
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
System Center DPM
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Networker
4.0
System Center DPM
6.0
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
System Center DPM
7.0
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
System Center DPM
8.0
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Networker
7.5
System Center DPM
9.0
Snapshots
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
System Center DPM
9.0
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Networker
1.5
System Center DPM
8.0
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Networker
1.0
System Center DPM
8.0
Platform support
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
System Center DPM
7.0
Retention options
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
System Center DPM
9.0
Encryption
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
System Center DPM
7.0

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

System Center DPM

  • Virtual machine backup
  • Point in time recovery
  • Shadow copy backup
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

System Center DPM

  • Integration with some devices
  • Web client
  • Slow interface
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

System Center DPM

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

System Center DPM

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

System Center DPM

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

System Center DPM

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

System Center DPM

I think they're very good tools, but Data Protector has lots of client options, while with Microsoft Data Protection Manager the focus is windows. But, Microsoft Data Protection Manager is much better in a virtual machine (Hyper-V world) and windows servers. If this is your scenario, maybe Microsoft Data Protection Manager is your choice. But, if you need to mix between Windows and Linux servers, maybe Data Protector could be your choice also.
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

System Center DPM

  • Reduced recovery time
  • Fast backup
  • Complete interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Networker

General

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

System Center DPM

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
System Center DPM
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
System Center DPM

Usability

Dell EMC Networker
3.0
System Center DPM

Support Rating

Dell EMC Networker
7.0
System Center DPM

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
System Center DPM

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