AWS Backup vs. PowerProtect DD Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Backup
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, users can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.
$0.01
per GB per month
PowerProtect DD Series
Score 8.7 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
AWS BackupPowerProtect DD Series
Editions & Modules
Backup Storage - Cold Storage
$0.01
per GB per month
Restore - Warm Storage
$0.02
per GB per month
Restore - Cold Storage
$0.03
per GB per month
Backup Storage - Warm Storage
$0.095
per GB per month
Restore - Item-Level Restore
$0.50
per request
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS BackupPowerProtect 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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Community Pulse
AWS BackupPowerProtect DD Series
Considered Both Products
AWS Backup

No answer on this topic

PowerProtect DD Series
Chose PowerProtect DD Series
We already had Avamar in place, and since we have a good ecosystem of Dell Solution suite and wanted to evaluate PowerProtect DD also from that perspective, hence we thought of going ahead with it. We knew the limitations with Avamar and PowerProtect DD were right there from …
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Features
AWS BackupPowerProtect DD Series
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
9.3
3 Ratings
4% above category average
PowerProtect DD Series
8.6
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Management dashboard9.23 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Retention options9.43 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Encryption10.03 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
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.710 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
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User Ratings
AWS BackupPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(9 ratings)
8.3
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(4 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS BackupPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
There is a cost involved with data retrieval. AWS Backup is truly that, a backup. If you need to access this data on a regular basis, there are better options out there. For long term, just in case incremental backups, AWS [Backup] checks all the boxes. Just set it up, start your backups, and rest assured your data is safe.
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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
Amazon AWS
  • Backups - it's what it does.
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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
Amazon AWS
  • Not so easy to use
  • A little pricey
  • The backup is in the cloud; make sure to keep an offline backup (the problem of all of this kind of solution)
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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
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
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
Amazon AWS
Very easy to use and is as plug and play as you can get. There are configuration options for multiple schemas that best fits your organization.
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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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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Support for AWS Backup is by Amazon itself so it is solid as always. If you have a business or higher level support plan you'll have no trouble getting engineers or other staff on the job to help you with whatever comes up.
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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
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Dell Technologies
As far as I know, everything with the implementation went very smoothly
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Being an AWS service, AWS Backup integrates in a native way with other AWS services, providing an easy way to backup those services. Being able to create separate backup plans that meet specific business and regulatory compliance requirements provides us with capabilities to face auditing processes.
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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
Amazon AWS
  • Being able to offer live hot storage in the cloud for production environments allows me to get more people in the creative space with vast demand for speed.
  • Great integration with all my hardware, firewall and backup software was great.
  • Being able to network path my files like a native drive to my computer from the cloud made the designer not complain so much able learning new stuff.
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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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