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Score 4.6 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

For our use case the product is good. I am unsure if scaling to a much bigger environment would work as well as some competitor products. Reporting is sufficient in this product, although, as we use it not for our big production environment, we do not have to deal with all the big compliance rules so reporting is more of a technical purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Networker
4.1
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Live recovery
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Networker
4.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Business application protection
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.6
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Networker
4.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Networker
3.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Networker
7.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Snapshots
Dell EMC Networker
5.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Networker
1.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Networker
1.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Platform support
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Retention options
Dell EMC Networker
3.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Encryption
Dell EMC Networker
5.9
NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Creating G-F-S backups of virtual servers in a completely automated fashion.
  • Restoring data easily when needed, either as specific individual files or entire servers (and the run-from-backup option is just neat, although we've rarely had use for that).
  • Storing Data in a de-duplicated, compressed format has allowed us to store many many backups in a space that is many many times smaller than it would take to keep multiple full copies of each server.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • You can only backup virtual machines.
  • Although you can easily set up NAKIVO, the more specific or complex your configuration, the more reliant you become on tech support. Knowing Linux would be a big plus with these types of configurations.
  • Updating the software could be a little more user-friendly.
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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great. It works, it's cost effective and it's easy to maintain. I don't see us ever changing away from Nakivo Backup and Replication to any other product. We are very impressed and satisfied with the results.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it is very easy to use.
Aba-Mark Mihaly | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.8
Based on 4 answers
As with any support, it can always improve, but since the result has always been getting my issue resolved quickly I can't complain. Nakivo support has been great to work with when I have needed them, which hasn't been often.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was simple and easy to implement and went very quickly
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Altaro offers a competitive price but not VMware support which is our preferred virtualisation product.The Vembu Cloud DR is more expensive to implement, less flexibile (requires a Windows server) and it is a product with a lot of space for improvements, however excellent support when needed.StorageCraft Cloud Backup same as Vembu is pricier and less flexible in deployment options.
Adrian Takacs | 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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Provides a robust service at an affordable cost.
  • Intuitive web interface along with the technology itself provides a path for quick, easy restores.
  • Not supporting S3 compatible storage for off-site storage of backups has required us to add an additional piece of software to the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Dell EMC Networker

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Networker

General

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

Dell EMC Networker Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$1991
Enterprise Essentials$2991
Pro$3991
Enterprise$5991
  1. per socket
Additional Pricing Details
The product is licensed per physical CPU socket for each ESXi server on which you back up or replicate VMs.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Networker
2.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Networker
3.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Networker
7.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0

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