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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Dell EqualLogic is well suited in a virtual environment where the ability to quickly create new volumes is important. Also, being able to back-up and restore data pools is a key factor, as well as automating your storage environment. Smaller businesses would be less suited in this scenario and would be better off with a less expensive NAS solution.
Anonymous | 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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.7
Universal recovery
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Live recovery
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.8
Recovery verification
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.2
Business application protection
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.4
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Snapshots
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.8
Flexible deployment
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.6
Management dashboard
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.6
Platform support
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Retention options
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Encryption
Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.7

Pros

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Provides a hybrid mixture of SAS and SSD disks
  • Different raid levels allowed across shelves
  • Daisy chain SAN controllers
Rob Bates | 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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Be nice to use a hybrid of drives. Solid state and hard disk drives.
  • Configuration was easy, but the maintaining of it can be a little difficult. We are a small shop. The system runs great, but when it comes to increasing storage space, etc., it can be difficult because we aren't in it daily. Some options are buried pretty well, which makes it tough to find.
Troy Smith | 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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Support Rating

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 5.6
Based on 2 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

Alternatives Considered

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

Having used HP StorageWorks, I have found that the Dell EqualLogic works more smoothly in a VMware environment. There are plugins that work in vSphere that allow you to create volumes and provision new virtual servers with relative ease. The software and interface that the EqualLogic runs on is more straightforward as well.
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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

  • Easy deployment with assistance from Dell meant a quick turn around time
  • Dell after support very good. Disk failures are dealt with quickly
  • Management of the units and ease
Rob Bates | 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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series

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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series
5.1
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
10.0

Support Rating

Dell EqualLogic PS Series
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
5.6

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