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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • PowerProtect DD ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.4

Cove Data Protection

84%
9.3

PowerProtect DD

93%
PowerProtect DD ranks higher in 12/14 features

Universal recovery

8.8
88%
11 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Instant recovery

9.2
92%
12 Ratings
7.8
78%
6 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.7
87%
12 Ratings
8.1
81%
6 Ratings

Business application protection

7.7
77%
12 Ratings
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.0
90%
13 Ratings
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
9.5
95%
7 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.5
95%
13 Ratings
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Snapshots

6.8
68%
10 Ratings
9.5
95%
7 Ratings

Flexible deployment

8.5
85%
13 Ratings
8.7
87%
6 Ratings

Management dashboard

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
9.5
95%
6 Ratings

Platform support

8.2
82%
13 Ratings
9.9
99%
6 Ratings

Retention options

8.3
83%
14 Ratings
9.9
99%
5 Ratings

Encryption

7.1
71%
13 Ratings
9.9
99%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cove Data Protection is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • PowerProtect DD is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Cove Data Protection

82%
14 Ratings
8.6

PowerProtect DD

86%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cove Data Protection

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PowerProtect DD

100%
1 Rating

Usability

9.5

Cove Data Protection

95%
4 Ratings

PowerProtect DD

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

Cove Data Protection

98%
4 Ratings
7.0

PowerProtect DD

70%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

N-able

Solarwinds Backup is ideal for individuals looking to keep a consistent backup of devices in their environment. We used it primarily for networking equipment. It is easy to set up, as it is one of the steps available when adding a new device to solarwinds. It is probably not an ideal product to use for long-term (1 month+) backups.
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Dell Technologies

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.
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Pros

N-able

  • Backup Reporting: Email alerts, and a great, easy to read Dashboard with detailed error logs and an easy to search Solarwinds FAQ for a lot of them.
  • Restores: So far I have restored files, full VMs, and VMs to other hardware, and so far it has not only been flawless, but so flexible that I can't imagine going back to any 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

N-able

  • Restore complete settings: IP settings, the setting of CPU/Memory for VMs, etc. would decrease management during a restore.
  • Individual file backup: more granular settings for backup.
  • Change of device name after setup: at times, computer names change after restore so it would be great to rename the device name.
  • Option to recovery security key.
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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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Pricing Details

Cove Data Protection

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cove Data Protection editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    PowerProtect DD

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    PowerProtect DD editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      N-able

      No answers on this topic

      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

      N-able

      Because is a flexible, easy-to-use, complete solution.
      it has a complete support site, you can find everything you need.
      it can script everything on your network,
      it can remote control the pc's and server of your customers.
      it can restore from everywhere files and databases.
      it can backup quickly and compress finely every kind of data
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      Dell Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      N-able

      We have an Italian support partner, they are been very good b7y the first moment.
      All the partners are followed with a lot of attention, even the little ones.
      there is a site where you can learn everything, the single parts of the product are described perfectly.
      Every it specialist should evaluate it.
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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

      N-able

      Cove is able to cover all aspects of backup in a single package. From the same dashboard I can check servers, workstations, and even Office 365. Cove is a much better solution in terms of overall management for a company such as ours. It also provides integration options with N-Able's RMM and Take Control solutions. This allows us to offer our customers with a full service suite in a single package.
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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

      N-able

      • There has been NO negative impact to out ROI, but it definitely helps our bottom line. Affordable pricing and solid support make Solarwinds Backup almost a no brainer. That interprets to a growing ROI.
      • The best thing to happen to our ROI is the growth brought in by very happy clients.
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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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