37 Ratings
38 Ratings
37 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Asigra

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    PowerProtect DD

    93%
    PowerProtect DD ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    6 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    6 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    8 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    8 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    7 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    7 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    6 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    6 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Asigra is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • PowerProtect DD is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Asigra

    90%
    25 Ratings
    8.6

    PowerProtect DD

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Asigra

    85%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    PowerProtect DD

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    6 Ratings

    PowerProtect DD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%
    10 Ratings

    PowerProtect DD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Asigra

    75%
    12 Ratings
    7.0

    PowerProtect DD

    70%
    4 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    PowerProtect DD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    PowerProtect DD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Asigra

    12%
    6 Ratings

    PowerProtect DD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    PowerProtect DD

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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.
    Jeremy Wyatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    When used as a backup target PowerProtect DD models offer incredible density and can efficiently replicate to another cloud-based or offsite unit. Most complaints about these have been addressed in software over the years and they are now a intuitive and easily managed backup system. You are not buying a Swiss army knife, you are getting a machine designed for a purpose, use it for that and you will not be disappointed. While they have the ability to serve as a CIFS server, they are not a filer and lack many of the features inherent to filers and are a poor substitute.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Matthew P. Grosso | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    • 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.
    Sam Majam | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Asigra

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    PowerProtect DD

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.5
    Based on 14 answers
    • 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.
    Matthew Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    PowerProtect DD 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.0
    Based on 6 answers
    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    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.
    Christian Buhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 7.5
    Based on 12 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    PowerProtect DD 7.0
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Stephen Sifers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.2
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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
    Njaal Michelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    We selected Data Domain due to its integration with our backup software. The Data Domain works well for what we need it to do.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Asigra

    • One of the positive impacts is that the solution allows us to free up IT resources to focus on other tasks.
    • Asigra has one of the best channel partner programs I have come across.
    • This product is one of the few backup solutions that I've worked with that doesn't require an agent installed on the target device, making it easier to deploy to new devices.
    Mauro Carrillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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