Acronis Cyber Protect vs. PowerProtect DD Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Cyber Protect
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
Acronis Cyber Protect helps you safeguard your data from various threats while natively integrating your data protection and cybersecurity.
$85
per year
PowerProtect DD Series
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
PowerProtect DD (a next-generation appliance replacing Dell EMC Data Domain) is a suite of hardware appliances used for data protection, backup, storage and deduplication. PowerProtect appliance offerings are cloud-enabled and vary by organization size, capable of supporting small business and enterprises. PowerProtect appliances are separated into two categories: entry-level to midrange, and enterprise. Entry-Level to Midrange Backup Appliances PowerProtect…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Cyber ProtectPowerProtect DD Series
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
4.7
25 Ratings
59% below category average
PowerProtect DD Series
9.4
10 Ratings
14% above category average
Universal recovery1.023 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Instant recovery1.022 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Recovery verification1.022 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Business application protection1.021 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations7.022 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.023 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Backup to the cloud7.015 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.015 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Snapshots8.619 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Flexible deployment3.011 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Management dashboard2.016 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Platform support6.016 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Retention options2.015 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Encryption9.412 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
1.0
1 Ratings
157% below category average
PowerProtect DD Series
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Cyber ProtectPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
3.8
(48 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
3.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.1
(5 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.5
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Cyber ProtectPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
If you don't have to manage your client's email and their email archiver Acronis works very well. If you're looking for just a backup service for what's on a particular computer then Acronis is perfect. It is easy to use, so newcomers are not overwhelmed with features.It does not include as robust features as Barracuda and Cloudberry, but it does work well as just a backup.
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Dell Technologies
We have huge data coming in from different sources and also from multiple organizations in our Data centres. This data had multiple copies of the same data and was huge in size therefore, we wanted to have a solution in place which can help us with a good amount of deduplication at the deepest possible level to make sure that our ecosystem does not have multiple copies of the same data and is also efficient at the same time. Having said this, we wanted this solution to be secure and reliable since it had to be exposed to a huge critical set of data in the market. To add, backup and restoration was something that we were also keen on evaluating so that once we have efficient data within our system, the time it takes to backup and restoration also reduces. And all this was justified by this solution when we signed up with them. From the pricing perspective and the implementation side, the solution needs improvement to make it more efficient and user-friendly.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Image based backups. After the initial backup, the backups happen quite quickly. This allows for multiple backups per day.
  • We have different classes of data which requires different retention policies. Acronis makes that easy to manage.
  • Restoration can be done directly to hardware or to a VM. This makes it easy to migrate a physical server to a VM.
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Dell Technologies
  • It writes backups quickly. DDBoost add-on is very useful as well for improving backup speeds.
  • DD is very efficient in its use of capacity. It dedupes and compresses very well.
  • It spans to large capacity amounts.
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Cons
Acronis
  • The web interface is slow and can kick you off from time to time
  • I do find that the error messages are hard to decipher if/when a backup is unsuccessful. However, support is very good in helping out the solution
  • The user interface is not intuitive enough to find failures in backups or track logs with alerts or errors
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Dell Technologies
  • It can be expensive to implement, especially when used in conjunction with other applications/hardware such as Avamar.
  • The TCO can be high, especially when it needs its storage expanded.
  • Recovery speeds can be slow (compared to other solutions) for when recovery is time sensitive.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
We have renewed our subscription over the course of a few years now. We used to use Backup Exec and it was tedious and difficult to obtain our backups when needed. Acronis just fits our environment style and the way we prefer to do business and use our third party software.
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Dell Technologies
DD has performed flawlessly for almost 10 years as our backup/recovery storage with offsite replication. Given its track record and great support from EMC, we're unlikely to look elsewhere any time soon.
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Usability
Acronis
I give it a rating of 9 do to its ease of usability. It's ease of understanding how to setup - form - fit - and function. I have no sorrows when having to login to the console in order to setup a new backup schedule or retrieve and recover lost data.
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Dell Technologies
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Support Rating
Acronis
I only got one issue resolved for more than 20 cases open. The escalation is ineffective. Most of the time, I have the feeling that I know the solution better than the support technician. Overall, case management is time-consuming, as our resolution rate is really low
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Dell Technologies
Customer support has had some ups and downs here. We've had several issues with EMC support before and during the acquisition by Dell, but in the last 18 months support has been top notch. Quick and knowledgeable help is but a chat away, or they will call you back so you don't have to wait on hold. The team supporting us is responsive and is quick to assist with any request or issue.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
I don't have any real key 'insights' per say except that it wasn't difficult at all, and do not be afraid to dabble in its tools and settings. It is quite intuitive with built in common sense. I cannot say enough good things about our companies experience when using this backup software.
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Dell Technologies
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
We've looked at SolarWinds, Veritas, etc. but none of them had the right combination of features, price and ease of use when compared against Acronis and its ease of implementation, setup and recovery options. We didn't like the wait time for recovery with some of the others and being able to quickly get a machine back entirely was important to us.
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Dell Technologies
We selected Data Domain due to its integration with our backup software. The Data Domain works well for what we need it to do.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Acronis
I would love it if they offered better cloud space pricing or even "unlimited"
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Dell Technologies
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Acronis
The ability to back up multiple servers from one source is a great tool to have for businesses that have equipment in different locations on the same network with a variety of software data to back up such as SQL, Exchange or a Files Server. You can decide to purchase individual server licenses as well if you would like to keep the process separate or have multiple sites where your data is housed.
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Dell Technologies
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • Every times you restore a file, you see the value and the ROI of backup.
  • Backup is a great protection against ransomware, you can always restore files that has been infected.
  • When you want to go back in previous version of files, it can be life saver.
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Dell Technologies
  • We were able to immediately discontinue our remote tape storage and TBU maintenance.
  • Reduced backup footprint in the data center.
  • It is costly to expand so buy it with a purpose.
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