8 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100
34 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell PowerVault

For small to medium sided environments, it's great, or for low demand but being able to hit higher IOPS on demand.It's still entry-level compared to EqualLogic hardware but a great contender in the field.
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 PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.7
Universal recovery
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Live recovery
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.8
Recovery verification
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.2
Business application protection
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.4
Deduplication and file compression
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Snapshots
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.8
Flexible deployment
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.6
Management dashboard
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.6
Platform support
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Retention options
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Encryption
Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.7

Pros

Dell PowerVault

  • Tape Solution
  • Small Business Solution
  • Good for direct attached storage purposes like video security.
Joe Wilker | 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 PowerVault

  • Maintenance is tough. Dell recommends bringing the unit down for any kind of maintenance of upgrades.
  • Internal IOPS monitoring could be greatly improved.
  • Arrays are locked down to Dell licensed disks.
Ezra Owen | 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 PowerVault

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 PowerVault

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 PowerVault

couple vendors but nothing to write home about....
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 PowerVault

  • If you need a lot of disks attached to a system, PowerVault is the way to go.
  • The cost of the unit is reasonable, and you can extend the life of the unit pretty far.
Joe Wilker | 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 PowerVault

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 PowerVault
7.4
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
10.0

Support Rating

Dell PowerVault
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
5.6

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