Product review: Dell AppAssure 5.4.2

Some time ago, I heard some people talking about Dell AppAssure. The company was founded in 2006 and has been acquired by Dell in February 2012. I heard of it before, but never took the time to take a closer look at it.

I find it very important as a backupconsultant to know your competitors strengths and weaknesses and how they adapt their solution to a customer environment. Basically I want to understand why it’s better than another product and the other way around.

As we have our national holiday on monday, we can enjoy a long weekend. I dedicated some time this weekend to investigate the backupsolution of Dell and write something about it. As always I start-off with some reading to understand the concepts, caveats and features off the product. If it’s worth my time, I try to install everything in trial mode to test it out in my home lab environment.

I think it’s important to mention that this blogpost contains first impressions, thoughts and ideas written down during the initial product review.

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