Microsoft Data Protection Manager: Microsoft Only?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2019

Microsoft Data Protection Manager: Microsoft Only?

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Data Protection Manager

It was used by our IT to protect Virtual Machine and File Server data. Also, to speed up the recovery process of the entire company. It helped us with fast recovery of lots of data every time we needed it. Other areas of the company don't use it but gain the benefit of the tool in our IT, and recognize it, as we reduced the time it takes to get back online after a failure.
  • Virtual machine backup
  • Point in time recovery
  • Shadow copy backup
  • Integration with some devices
  • Web client
  • Slow interface
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Fast backup
  • Complete interface
  • Data Protector (formerly HP Data Protector)
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.
pfSense, Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series, Palo Alto Panorama, Ubiquiti Networks UNIFI, Microsoft BI, Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Cognito, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service, Amazon Route 53, Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon Simple Email Service, Amazon Web Services, MS SharePoint
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.

System Center DPM Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
6
Live recovery
9
Recovery verification
7
Business application protection
8
Multiple backup destinations
6
Incremental backup identification
7
Backup to the cloud
8
Deduplication and file compression
9
Snapshots
9
Flexible deployment
8
Management dashboard
8
Platform support
7
Retention options
9
Encryption
7