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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

Nutanix AOS

We have based our entire company on the Nutanix hardware and AOS to support all of our servers and clients that we use for our business. It has been a solid product with HA features that allow us to run our business without interruption. For virtualization it is the best solution I have used in the last 7 years. We have both high performance systems and those that require vast amounts of resources and we have found that Nutanix works well in both instances.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

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

Nutanix AOS

  • Nutanix AHV removes the headache from clustering. Once it's set up--which a Nutanix rep completed--the system is largely self-managed.
  • It was a turnkey installation, and I was building virtual machines from day one.
  • The system automatically manages moving VMs from cluster to cluster when software updates are performed on the Nutanix system that require the nodes to be rebooted, so there is no down time.
  • System management from a web browser is easy management, as it can be managed from anywhere there is Internet connectivity.
  • It supports Windows and Linux VMs equally well, allowing access to the VMs from within the browser. This can be much easier than using remote desktop or VNC.
Nathan Roberts | 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

Nutanix AOS

  • Can be priced high at times.
  • The one downside I have working with Nutanix is the sales team. They seem to try to add in extra goodies to sales quotes or push for extras that you don't really need and you have to tell them to take them out. Don't be afraid to push back on them.
  • Need to analyze sizing with sales team to ensure right sizing.
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

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 4 answers
We made a huge financial investment with this platform (four clusters, all-flash storage array), so we're in it for the long haul. Luckily it's a beast. I've had to use support more than any other platform I've administered, but the help has been very good. Nutanix continues to add features and innovations which increase the ROI
Nathan Roberts | 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

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 7.9
Based on 2 answers
While you are going to have to comfortable with CLI to perform a lot of functions, the truth is most of the day-to-day work is done right through the web interface. That's one area that has improved a lot in the two years I've had it: how much can be done through the browser as opposed to the command line. And I still would like to see the system better documented. The articles often seem to presume a high level of knowledge about the system, making it difficult sometimes to complete tasks that I would like to be able to perform without contacting tech support.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC Networker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have not had any Nutanix availability issues over the years.
CJ Rossetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Dell EMC Networker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 59 answers
Most are very good, performance is good. But some of the pre-build VMs took a longer time to boot up. Sometimes, we transfer data from one VM to another VM, it is actually bit slower than we expected. Other than those, we do not have other challeges.
Jackie Song | 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

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.6
Based on 69 answers
At Nutanix, support is one of their strongest points. Probably the best support I've worked with (EMC, HP, DELL, IBM, Netapp). Please note that most of these companies utilize third-party/partners for support in Brazil, so it's possible they have better support in other regions, especially USA.
Ricardo Mesquita | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Dell EMC Networker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We requested more training than typical which was very in depth
CJ Rossetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Dell EMC Networker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The online training was sufficient to get up and running.
CJ Rossetti | 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

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
IPv6 is needed for link local discovery. We do not have IPv6 configured on our network so the easiest way to get our nodes configured and discovered by foundation was to configure the IPv4 addressing within the node prior to trying to discover with foundation.
CJ Rossetti | 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

Nutanix AOS

We looked at both Simplivity and Cisco HyperFlex. Both are pretty good in their own right. Simplivity was very 'efficient' in the way they handled data, but we didn't like the idea of a propitiatory hardware card. Cisco's HyperFlex was our second choice, but we were so impressed with what Nutanix had done for us already, that we were already leaning toward that.
Joe Lemaire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dell EMC Networker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nutanix AOS

Nutanix AOS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have scaled our products over the years and continue to do so very easily.
CJ Rossetti | 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

Nutanix AOS

  • Found an immediate reclamation of time. SAN's are a pain to manage and update - Nutanix made turned a couple hours of work into one click.
  • They are a software company. Every Time they come out with an update I find my performance improving, or a new feature added. Soon I'll be able to give my developers controlled self-service capabilities. I originally bought hardware and it's evolving on me into a private cloud in a box.
Adam Savage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Networker

General

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

Nutanix AOS

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
Nutanix AOS
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
Nutanix AOS
9.1

Usability

Dell EMC Networker
3.0
Nutanix AOS
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC Networker
Nutanix AOS
9.1

Performance

Dell EMC Networker
Nutanix AOS
9.1

Support Rating

Dell EMC Networker
7.0
Nutanix AOS
9.6

In-Person Training

Dell EMC Networker
Nutanix AOS
9.1

Online Training

Dell EMC Networker
Nutanix AOS
9.1

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Networker
1.0
Nutanix AOS
9.1

Scalability

Dell EMC Networker
Nutanix AOS
9.1

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