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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

vDPA

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is well suited for a thin client environment, and/or an environment that runs multiple virtual servers. It is also well suited for an environment with disaster recover requirements that require backups of everything. vSphere is very expensive, so it would probably not be a very good choice for a startup that could use a cheaper alternative in the beginning, or a physical machine environment.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

vDPA
9.4
Universal recovery
vDPA
10.0
Live recovery
vDPA
9.0
Recovery verification
vDPA
10.0
Business application protection
vDPA
10.0
Snapshots
vDPA
9.0
Management dashboard
vDPA
8.0
Platform support
vDPA
10.0
Retention options
vDPA
9.0

Pros

vDPA

  • Maintains backups of all virtual systems for disaster recovery compliance.
  • Supports plugins for backups of Microsoft systems.
  • As with most VMware products vSphere is incredibly easy to use.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

vDPA

  • Reports are too complex, could be made clearer.
  • The interface could be simplified.
  • Backups of physical servers take a very long time.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

vDPA

CloudBacko is the only similar product that I have used, and while it worked by backing up my virtual machines to Google Drive, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced not only backs up the virtual machines, buton databases, physical servers and more, and backs them up to a centralized location, and has 24/7 live support.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

vDPA

  • Virtual machines and servers are backed up and secure
  • DR compliance is met
  • Multiple platforms backed up to a central location
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

vDPA

General

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

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