Feature Comparison


Through Dell data protection products such as AppAssure™, NetVault™ Backup, and the DR4100 and DL4000 families of purpose-built backup and recovery appliances, you can build fully-optimized data protection environments quickly and easily for any size organization, without changing your overall data protection strategy. Leverage the versatile recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) potential of the data protection portfolio to restore your most critical data in seconds and your entire infrastructure in minutes.

 Image-based backupFile-based nightly backupBackup to disk with deduplication

Fast, proven and comprehensive backup and recovery software (and appliance, if desired) for critical data and applications

High-speed, scalable enterprise-level backup and recovery for large volumes of data across varied environments

Purpose-built, disk-based target appliance for optimized deduplication, compression and disk backup

Recovery speed

Near continuous data protection (CDP)
Seconds to minutes; Recovers the entire machine

Minutes when paired with DR appliance

Very fast
Quickly deployed appliances can accelerate recovery times and improve backup speeds with compression and deduplication

  • Windows/Linux
  • VMware, Hyper-V
  • Windows/Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • AIX
  • Solaris (SPARC & x86/x86-64)
  • VMware, Hyper-V, KVM
  • Supports CIFS, NFS, OST and RDA  protocols
  • Backup software certification: Dell AppAssure 4.x, NetVault Backup and vRanger; Symantec BackupExec and NetBackup; EMC NetWorker, CommVault Simpana; Veeam, IBM Tivioli Storage Manager, Oracle RMAN, CA ARCserve, HP DataProtector

Aggressive RPO of up to five minutes, RTOs of seconds possible; Restore to physical, virtual, or cloud

Comprehensive, easy to use, and flexible

Reduce storage requirements and bandwidth needs with included compression, replication and deduplication.
All-inclusive licensing guards against hidden charges and upgrade fees.