NetApp SnapMirror vs. PowerProtect DD Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetApp SnapMirror
Score 9.1 out of 10
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NetApp offers SnapMirror, a data replication option.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
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NetApp SnapMirrorPowerProtect DD Series
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NetApp SnapMirrorPowerProtect DD Series
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
NetApp SnapMirror
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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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User Ratings
NetApp SnapMirrorPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(5 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetApp SnapMirrorPowerProtect DD Series
Likelihood to Recommend
NetApp
NetApp SnapMirror is a no-brainer when it comes to retaining an offsite backup for disaster recovery purposes. The backbone of the product is the Snapshot technology built into NetApp technology. In my experience, the Snapshot/SnapMirror software has been flawless and very dependable. The only piece that I can see adding in the future is potentially connecting SnapMirror to the cloud as an additional backup destination.
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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
NetApp
  • Takes very quick copies of data.
  • Ensures easy access.
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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
NetApp
  • Integrate with other technology providers.
  • Improve the initial Synch Process.
  • Make custom schedule creation easier.
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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
NetApp
Very well versed and a good product to deal with downtime to recover from the failure is pretty good. Also, NetApp's engagement on Incident calls is very professional and humble. I would give a 100% rating to this product as I have been working on this for the past 5 years. It is stable, fast and highly reliable
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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
NetApp
NetApp support has always been great. With the NetApp Auto-support system/web portal, the visibility into your NetApp storage is incredible. There have been times when I've been contacted by them for an issue that I haven't even discovered yet. For example, I received a call 20 minutes after a drive failed in our filer. I hadn't checked my email at that time and therefore didn't see the alert.
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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
NetApp
Over the years we have transitioned to NetApp SnapMirror for all our storage needs. However, due to the short life cycle of support, it is cost prohibitive to maintain after support is ended. The main reason we have liked NetApp SnapMirror due to the many options and standardized management capabilities and flexible options for provisioning and setup of storage.
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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
NetApp
  • Enables us to recover data very quickly reducing time to recreate documents.
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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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