HPE SimpliVity vs. PowerProtect DD Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE SimpliVity
Score 8.5 out of 10
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HPE SimpliVity is a hyper-converged infrastructure solution. HPE acquired SimpliVity for its Omnicube line of products in January 2017.N/A
PowerProtect DD Series
Score 8.8 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
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HPE SimpliVity
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Ratings
PowerProtect DD Series
9.4
10 Ratings
14% above category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings9.59 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.56 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings9.57 Ratings
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HPE SimpliVityPowerProtect DD Series
Small Businesses
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
StarWind HCA
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure
Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure
Score 9.0 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE SimpliVityPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE SimpliVityPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I only know what I know...which is my IT world. Having two datacenters that were physical servers attached to a SAN that "attempted" to replicate and then migrating. For a SMB small IT shop that happens to have two datacenters already in place...this has been ideal. I can have a generalist maintain the system and we have a private cloud for DR with hardly any effort...the biggest gain by far!
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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
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Deduplication and Compression - SimpliVity keeps the space consumption to a minimum. We currently have 60 servers running virtually and we still have room to grow. This really helps with the backups as we can have longer retention.
  • Backups - Ability to keep backups for longer and to create multiple backup policies for a VM is a breeze. You can have a backup policy for each datastore as well as a separate backup policy for the same VM.
  • Creating Datastores is very easy. No more messing around with LUNS and iSCSI. Just go to the SimpliVity tab and select create datastore and it's done. You can also increase the datastore on the fly as well as have a datastore bigger than 2TB.
  • File level recovery is included as well. The whole backup process in SimpliVity can help you do away with other software.
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Dell Technologies
  • 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.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Upgrades are better than they used to be, but still complex.
  • Make existing RapidDR product integral, versus a separate licensed component.
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Dell Technologies
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Support is very good. With proactive support, you are supported by an engineer in North America who answers the phone and immediately begins assisting with your issue. The folks I have dealt with in the last several years have been very skilled and it is rare to have a ticket open for more than a day or two. Issues affecting production are dealt with appropriately and are escalated within the support organization.
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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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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We have decided to sign with Nutanix. We feel they are improving technology and are just a better software now.
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Dell Technologies
We selected Data Domain due to its integration with our backup software. The Data Domain works well for what we need it to do.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HPE SimpliVity provided us with the ability to replace our existing infrastructure with a solution that provided better backup and recovery, and an off-site DR solution, at a lower price point than other solutions.
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Dell Technologies
  • 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.
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