195 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
39 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • PowerProtect DD ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

9.1

Commvault Complete Data Protection

91%
9.3

PowerProtect DD

93%
PowerProtect DD ranks higher in 10/14 features

Universal recovery

9.4
94%
63 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Live recovery

8.5
85%
59 Ratings
7.8
78%
6 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.9
89%
64 Ratings
8.1
81%
6 Ratings

Business application protection

8.7
87%
67 Ratings
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.4
94%
66 Ratings
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

9.4
94%
71 Ratings
9.5
95%
7 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.2
92%
52 Ratings
9.4
94%
4 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

9.3
93%
68 Ratings
9.9
99%
8 Ratings

Snapshots

9.7
97%
65 Ratings
9.5
95%
7 Ratings

Flexible deployment

7.8
78%
59 Ratings
8.7
87%
6 Ratings

Management dashboard

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
9.5
95%
6 Ratings

Platform support

9.0
90%
61 Ratings
9.9
99%
6 Ratings

Retention options

9.8
98%
59 Ratings
9.9
99%
5 Ratings

Encryption

9.5
95%
57 Ratings
9.9
99%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Commvault Complete Data Protection 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

9.2

Commvault Complete Data Protection

92%
71 Ratings
8.6

PowerProtect DD

86%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.9

Commvault Complete Data Protection

89%
8 Ratings
10.0

PowerProtect DD

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.6

Commvault Complete Data Protection

86%
12 Ratings

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Commvault Complete Data Protection

91%
1 Rating

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Commvault Complete Data Protection

91%
1 Rating

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Commvault Complete Data Protection

87%
83 Ratings
7.0

PowerProtect DD

70%
4 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.1

Commvault Complete Data Protection

91%
1 Rating

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.1

Commvault Complete Data Protection

91%
1 Rating

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.4

Commvault Complete Data Protection

94%
10 Ratings

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Commvault Complete Data Protection

91%
1 Rating

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault works well in a large environments with a variety of client types and data classes. With its policy-based configurations, it makes administration of large environments easier when configuring storage and retention, copies, schedules, client configs, etc. Commvault also backs up just about everything you can think of, and works with almost all storage and compute platforms, so there are rarely any cases where Commvault cannot accommodate.
Chris Saenz | 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

Commvault Complete Data Protection

  • Commvault is the Swiss Army knife for data protection in an Enterprise environment. You name the environment and Commvvault has something to protect it. Very helpful in this on-prem/off-prem world that is developing into a DevOps world.
  • Improves our Disaster Recovery
  • Starting to utilize for data migration for VMware in places where Zerto is too expensive
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

Commvault Complete Data Protection

  • For database restores, it has to restore the entire database in order to recover just one table.
  • Backups of virtual machines with direct attached storage is difficult.
  • I wish it covered cloud assets more thoroughly, like AWS ELBs and Security Groups.
Will Enestvedt | 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

Commvault Complete Data Protection

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 8.9
Based on 8 answers
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
Anonymous | 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

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 8.6
Based on 12 answers
Have a interface very user friendly. You do not need a lot of training, or any formal training really, to get up and going and use nearly all of the functionality of the product. This facilitates the post-implementation company as it reduces costs with backup specialists and any trained analyst can take care of its infrastructure. One negative point is not all the options and features are in the HTML view.
Ismael Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software.
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed and provide to organizations with flexible and scalable software
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 8.7
Based on 83 answers
I would rate Commvault's support as an 'average' support.Now that we have a very experienced guy working with Commvault, most of the time we can fix or do anything by ourselves.We had some issues with their support taking a really long time to respond and fix some issues in the past.In most cases we ended up appealing to the community, other peers, or Commvault's SE team.
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

In-Person Training

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Traning is very easy very helpful
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault training is very important and very helpful full for immplementation.
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 9.4
Based on 10 answers
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Commvault Complete Data Protection

In the past it has been necessary to leverage multiple products to provide a complete data protection solution. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery has been able to mirror the functions of competitive products while increasing functionality and management. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery works cleanly in disparate environments that leverage dissimilar technologies and products.
David Lester | 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

Scalability

Commvault Complete Data Protection

Commvault Complete Data Protection 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Commvault Complete Data Protection

  • I am not privy to ROI, but just having confidence and trust that Commvault will back up whatever needs backing up, and that we will always be able to restore it quickly, allows our technical people to concentrate on the problem at hand, knowing that we do not have to worry about the safety of the data. This saves time for some very expensive human resources and shortens schedules by eliminating a whole class of data safety and disaster recovery issues.
Anonymous | 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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