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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerVault

For small to medium sided environments, it's great, or for low demand but being able to hit higher IOPS on demand.It's still entry-level compared to EqualLogic hardware but a great contender in the field.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it
Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Universal recovery
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Recovery verification
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.7
Business application protection
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.5
Incremental backup identification
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
7.1
Deduplication and file compression
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Snapshots
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0
Flexible deployment
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Management dashboard
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Platform support
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
7.9
Retention options
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.4
Encryption
Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1

Pros

Dell PowerVault

  • Tape Solution
  • Small Business Solution
  • Good for direct attached storage purposes like video security.
Joe Wilker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • The license/agent deployment feature in Backup Exec facilitates effective and speedy population within your data center.
  • Veritas Backup Exec's feature rich job creation is intuitive and simplifies backup strategies.
  • Customizable views in the Administrator console allow you to view your backup environment to maximize visibility.
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell PowerVault

  • Maintenance is tough. Dell recommends bringing the unit down for any kind of maintenance of upgrades.
  • Internal IOPS monitoring could be greatly improved.
  • Arrays are locked down to Dell licensed disks.
Ezra Owen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • The user interface can sometimes be sluggish and hang between options.The minimum spec is 2Gb but if running on a dedicated server I think 4Gb is recommended
  • As more companies seem to be entering the backup software market, Acronis is very aggressive on pricing and even offer discounts if you are replacing other backup solutions, the Backup Exec pricing plans have become a more expensive
  • Our version is an older 2014 version and has inadequate support for VM backs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell PowerVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Overall I believe my customers who purchase Symantec products are 100% satisfied. It's rare that I get a call that they want to replace it with a competitor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell PowerVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 8.5
Based on 2 answers
In the few instances of having to contact support, our overall outcome was always good. They would have received a better score if the wait time was less, but I attribute this to the timing of support calls - it was during the previous owner's time. We have not had to open a support ticket since Veritas Backup Exec took the product back over.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell PowerVault

couple vendors but nothing to write home about....
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

If your company is looking at changing solutions or currently does not have any, Veritas Backup Exec is the way to go. Do yourself a favor and try the 60 day trial, you won't be disappointed! Very simple to use and has a great GUI, much better than what the competition has to offer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell PowerVault

  • If you need a lot of disks attached to a system, PowerVault is the way to go.
  • The cost of the unit is reasonable, and you can extend the life of the unit pretty far.
Joe Wilker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

  • Veritas Backup Exec is good for single file restores. We have had to restore files from a few months back without any problem.
  • Veritas has saved us money by reverting work that was overwritten by a past employee.
  • Sometimes tapes can be overwritten by accident when you inventory it for restore, which can be an issue.
Michael Hylek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell PowerVault

General

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

Veritas Backup Exec

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerVault
7.4
Veritas Backup Exec
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
7.3

Support Rating

Dell PowerVault
Veritas Backup Exec
8.5

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