Quantum DXi Series vs. PowerProtect DD Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Quantum DXi Series
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Quantum DXi Series is public company Quantum's deduplication solution.N/A
PowerProtect DD Series
Score 8.7 out of 10
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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
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Quantum DXi Series
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Ratings
PowerProtect DD Series
8.6
11 Ratings
5% above category average
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
Management dashboard00 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings8.39 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 6.8 out of 10
Veeam Data Platform
Veeam Data Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Quantum DXi SeriesPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.3
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(2 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Quantum DXi SeriesPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Quantum
It is good hardware/software to do VMWare backup, very reliable and convenient device. Hyper-V backup may be less appropriate to do due to specific software needs.
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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
Quantum
  • A perfect solution for D2D backups. We are seeing a large savings with the de-duplication piece.
  • Very versatile device. We like being able to use any backup protocol we need to for the many diverse jobs we have in the medical industry.
  • Interface is simple and easy to use.
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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
Quantum
  • Every feature on the Quantum requires a license purchase, this is seriously annoying and drives the cost of the device up
  • The cost of the device is somewhat high
  • Active Directory integration is a bit of a pain
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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
Quantum
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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
Quantum
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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
Quantum
Support from Quantum was okay, they performed FW upgrade and replaced few faulty disks without any problem. Some old-style connections and requirements from them produced additional loads on our IT team.
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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
Quantum
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Dell Technologies
As far as I know, everything with the implementation went very smoothly
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Alternatives Considered
Quantum
The only aleternative looked at prior to the DXi was ExGrid, while both are great options the DXi offered a little more versatility and the support has been terrific.
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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
Quantum
  • Storage Target for data that can be Deduped
  • Using accent to do inline dedupe is great
  • Works well with netbackup accelerator and netbackup
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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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