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What makes DPM different from other back up solutions
DPM 2010
Back up Exec
2010
Acronis®
Back up &
Recovery™
10 Advanced
Server
CommVault
Simpana
Bandwidth
throttling
Yes
No
No
Yes
Scripting
Yes
No
Yes
No
Virtualized
back up
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Reporting
Yes
Yes
No
No
As you can see from the preceding table, there are many features that are common
across all of these back up products and there are some major differences as well.
Acronis is easy to implement in firewall protected environments. Acronis also lets
you take complete images of your servers as none of the other above products do.
One of the major differences is cost and this is where DPM takes the prize. All of the
mentioned solutions require you to purchase extra licensing to back up workstations.
Most of the solutions require you to buy additional licensing to back up specific
applications such as SQL, SharePoint, and Exchange. However DPM includes this in its
enterprise license and it still costs less than the other back up products.
Something you will notice when you shop for a back up product is that most of the
pricing options on the products' websites are complex. This can make it difficult
when trying to figure out the pricing of what you need for your environment.
Choosing a DPM solution for your workload is relatively simpler. For example, you
only pay one price and you are able to back up applications in
your network.
The majority of the back up products mentioned earlier have a good amount
of training resources and information around to help you get up to speed with
them. The only one I found difficult to find training and documentation on was
CommVault.
 
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