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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp SnapMirror

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.
Brandon Burch | 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

NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.8
Universal recovery
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Live recovery
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.8
Recovery verification
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3
Business application protection
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.9
Incremental backup identification
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.6
Backup to the cloud
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.5
Deduplication and file compression
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Snapshots
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.8
Flexible deployment
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.7
Management dashboard
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.6
Platform support
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.4
Retention options
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.4
Encryption
NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.7

Pros

NetApp SnapMirror

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are strong areas where NetApp SnapMirror exceeds by providing multiple recovery options without the need for additional software or degrading network performance.
Anonymous | 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

NetApp SnapMirror

  • The volume size on the destination partner always has to be bigger than the source. This can get annoying. Not sure if they have made this automatic in future releases.
  • When you break a SnapMirror to use the destination volume you have to redirect all requests to the new volume. This isn't really a con but it is something you need to think about.
Brandon Burch | 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

NetApp SnapMirror

No score
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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

NetApp SnapMirror

NetApp SnapMirror 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

NetApp SnapMirror

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.
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

NetApp SnapMirror

  • Great for Growth and the price points are not bad. My IT Dept relies on NetApp SnapMirror as our primary leg in BCDR for data replication as well as application and data protection integration capabilities.
  • Short SDLC and Support Cycle
  • Support is desirable
  • Stable and flexible
Anonymous | 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

NetApp SnapMirror

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

NetApp SnapMirror
8.9
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

NetApp SnapMirror
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
10.0

Support Rating

NetApp SnapMirror
10.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
5.6

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