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Dell NetWorker – Product Review

Dell NetWorker has a long history in the data protection and recovery market through the different vendors that have owned the technology prior to its acquisition by EMC in 2003. Offered as backup and recovery software or as a virtual edition to create a virtual appliance, NetWorker supports protection of a wide range of source data to a variety of targets.

Centralizing data protection across different types of data and environments from large enterprises to small offices has always been the goal of NetWorker. Dell extended capabilities to include the public cloud, as both a source and a target for NetWorker. Integration with Dell Cloud Tier accelerates transfer to the cloud for long-term retention.

Source data for protection comes from block storage systems, file servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices (including support for the Network Data Management Protocol), cloud environments, and virtual machines (VMs) with multiple hypervisors including VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle Solaris Zones and Solaris LDOM, IBM Logical partitions (LPARs), Xen, and HP vPars supported.

Having been offered for customers of different sizes and over a long period of time, NetWorker supports a variety of operating systems commonly in use. Included are multiple variations of Linux, versions of Microsoft Windows, OpenVMS, and UNIX systems AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris. Correspondingly, several different storage systems can be targeted by NetWorker. Included are NAS systems, block storage connected to servers, virtual tape libraries, object storage systems, public clouds, and tape devices.

Dell NetWorker Product Review Includes:

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage
  • Architecture Deployment
  • EvaluScale Product Review Methodology
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion

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November 15, 2023


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