Asigra vs. PowerProtect DD Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asigra
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Asigra is an enterprise-level, agentless, cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, database, and SaaS/IaaS-based applications. Asigra charges customers by the amount of data they recover rather than the amount they back up.N/A
PowerProtect DD Series
Score 8.6 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
AsigraPowerProtect DD Series
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsigraPowerProtect DD Series
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AsigraPowerProtect DD Series
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.8
1 Ratings
3% above category average
PowerProtect DD Series
8.6
11 Ratings
6% above category average
Backup to the cloud10.01 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.01 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Management dashboard9.01 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Platform support8.01 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Encryption9.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.310 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.311 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings8.710 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.710 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.3
1 Ratings
2% above category average
PowerProtect DD Series
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsigraPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(25 ratings)
8.3
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(13 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(6 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.2
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsigraPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Asigra
If implemented as a Cloud Service provider (Public Cloud), In House Solution (Private Cloud) or a mixture of both (Hybrid Cloud):
  • The Agentless Architecture means there are less support burdens.
  • Encryption at Source gives the customer confidence their data is secure.
  • WAN Optimisation (Compression & Block Level Incremential Forever and De-deupe of Data), enables a large amount of Data to be protected offsite.
  • One step Backup to both Local and Offsite storage enables LAN speed restores with offsite peace of mind.
  • Asigra Replication from DS-System to DS-System enables another geographically separate copy of the data.
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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
Asigra
  • Provides capability of local backups while maintaining remote copies on cloud to ensure faster recoveries of recent data and remote protection of all data.
  • Helps reduce cost of long term retention by leveraging the BLM functionality.
  • It does not need specialized hardware for it to work. Customers and Service Providers can choose their own infrastructure and do not need to rely on any OS or storage based replication even for deploying replication of backups.
  • Supports wide range of environments including virtual environments with remarkable features like remote VDR with incremental restores.
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Dell Technologies
  • The deduplication is fantastic. We are currently seeing total compression factors in the mid to upper 50s.
  • The platform is very reliable and stable.
  • It backs up a wide variety of enterprise apps (e.g. legacy applications, UNIX, iSeries, open systems etc) or your primary storage.
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Cons
Asigra
  • We would like to see Asigra come out with a Replication Model for quick Recovery of systems upon Disaster. We can have quicker recovery, DR, with Virtual Machines but we would like to have Physical Machine recovery in less than 2 hours. Replication can accomplish this...
  • We would like to see Geolocation and remote wipe for endpoint devices
  • We would like to see the solution provide easy "roll back" after a disaster.
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Dell Technologies
  • It is very slow to restore from. Backup times are great, restores can be terribly slow.
  • It doesn't offload to cloud storage natively. You need to purchase an expensive license to enable this feature.
  • The management interface is very basic, but it works fine.
  • The new air gap solution seems to be just replication an on/off switch. I'd prefer to see them leverage AI on the existing device instead of requiring
  • A second device is purchased and securing by toggling the connectivity off.
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Likelihood to Renew
Asigra
  • Asigra is a great entry way into the cloud.
  • Compliance is a tricky thing. Jumping backup software means having to deal with previous copies somehow. Asigra is built for the long haul.
  • Asigra is continuing to increase their feature stack. They have made huge steps in the VM backup in the last 3 years and continue to implement features there.
  • As far as cloud backup software goes, there are many that can do it, but none that do it as well as Asigra.
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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
Asigra
It is a bit rough around the edges and the GUI feels like a wrap around of a CLI but it is simple to use. The problem comes in when there is an error code you are usually chasing down the error code in the specific vendor's forums rather than Asigra's
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Dell Technologies
I have found PowerProtect DD to be very easy to use. The instructions are clear and the user interface is straightforward. I haven't needed to do any serious data recovery yet, however I found the process of backing up my data through PowerProtect DD to be relatively easy
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Reliability and Availability
Asigra
Over 6 consecutive years our Asigra Backend had 99.99% uptime and provided 7x24 data restore availability.
Software is robust in operations, provides N+1 node architecture to protect against failure of half of the nodes (majority of the nodes still up) and software based replication to protect against data loss across two geographically independent datacenter locations. Why not 10 points? Some major upgrades still require short downtime within a planned maintenance windows.
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Dell Technologies
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Support Rating
Asigra
They respond quickly on your request. They ask for details at the time of logging the support request itself ensuring the first response is not for collecting the basic details only. They refund you the support request if they find it as a functionality issue. They follow up on you to ensure you are satisfied and happy with the response and resolution that they have provided.
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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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Online Training
Asigra
Anything training past level 1 and level 2 is a waste of time. They do not offer training, just an exam and require you to read 2500 pages of their documentation as their training. They are selling you something which you already have. Training exams are far fetched and cover topics hidden within the documentation. A lot of their documentation does not match across itself. They don't even follow the standard versions Major.Minor.ServicePack.Hotfix. They use the MAJOR.MAJOR.MAJOR.Hotfix method, which doesn't match their documentation. They require you to take training in order to keep your engaged hybrid partnership. If you ask me personally, their training is a scam to make more money.
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Dell Technologies
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Asigra
Quick to install, easy to create jobs, schedules and retention policies. No large cycles of setting up backup volumes or trash volumes. Retention job itself configures the BLM functionality so you don't need an expertise to handle the BLM module separately.
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Dell Technologies
As far as I know, everything with the implementation went very smoothly
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Alternatives Considered
Asigra
I would say that it has the same functionality as the three mentioned above in their respective fields (might have a bit less than some of them) but Asigra offers all of this and more so if you are looking for a single backup solution across the entire firm then Asigra is the much better choice
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Dell Technologies
I have used NetBackup, CommVault, Tivoli, and Actifio in my previous environments. With Data Domain I am not constantly babysitting my backup to make sure it is not choking and dying and we are not bound by the same channel lane path constraints most backup software and hardware works on. By far the initial cost has been more than made up for with the time not being dedicated to backup.
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Return on Investment
Asigra
  • Our entire Asigra environment can be easily monitored through one plane of glass thanks to their DS-Operator and Asigra Management Console.
  • It's quite simple to use and navigate.
  • Never has restoration fallen short.
  • Data from several generations can be saved and retrieved.
  • After a hardware failure, an edge server can be easily and quickly rebuilt.
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Dell Technologies
  • Data Domain says 20+ hours per week when compared to using a tape library. Once the unit is configured it basically takes care of itself.
  • With MTree replication we no longer need to send tapes to an offsite storage facility.
  • Having a second data domain at our DR site allows us to perform recoveries from any of our replicated backups. We do not have to order and wait for tapes to arrive.
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