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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector

I believe it is very well suited for the Unix/Linux brands but once you get into the Windows side of things there are much better options out there. The other problem is that the data is in a format that only works with HP Data Protector and cannot be migrated to another system should things go that direction in the future. Once you are locked into HP Data Protector you are truly locked in
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.0
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.2
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.9
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.7
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Flexible deployment
Data Protector
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3
Encryption
Data Protector
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.9

Pros

Data Protector

  • Easy to install and set up cell manager, deploy clients and configure backup devices. Integration options for databases and virtual environments makes backup and restore of these systems easier through the GUI.
  • Scheduling options allow the user to set specific times for backups of a host or group them together with the advance scheduling option and set priorities of which systems get access to backup devices.
  • Licensing options are tiered and can scale from a very small environment to a larger one when needed.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • 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

Data Protector

  • Tech support - every person I spoke with had a different idea on how to fix a problem. Many times they caused the problem resulting in double or triple work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • 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

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 2 answers
It was just not a good fit for our organization. We have an EMC SAN, Data Domain backup storage, and VMWare. Without any other HP software or hardware in our environment I do not see the need to continue using a product that is not well integrated with our other brands
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 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

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you create a job it has to be a stand alone and can't step on another one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 6.1
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

Implementation Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Data Protector

We liked that HP Data Protector could go back to a specific recovery date where IBM TSM could not, in certain cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

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

Data Protector

  • Same solution for 17+ years provides stable environment and builds in house expertise saving business on training.
  • Licensing structure provides cost savings to business.
  • Ease of use for operators provides quick response when restores are needed by the business.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • 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

Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector
8.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
10.0

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.1

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

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