8 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
39 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Enterprise Flash Array Storage

    8.1

    NetApp SolidFire

    81%

    PowerProtect DD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    NetApp SolidFire ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Flash Array Performance

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flash Array Integration

    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Compression

    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Non-Intrusive Upgrades

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Simplicity

    6.3
    63%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Power Savings

    6.3
    63%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    NetApp SolidFire

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    PowerProtect DD

    93%
    PowerProtect DD ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    6 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    6 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    8 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    8 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    7 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    4 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    7 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    6 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    6 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    6 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • NetApp SolidFire is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • PowerProtect DD is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    NetApp SolidFire

    85%
    4 Ratings
    8.6

    PowerProtect DD

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    NetApp SolidFire

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PowerProtect DD

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.6

    NetApp SolidFire

    86%
    5 Ratings
    7.0

    PowerProtect DD

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    NetApp SolidFire

    Solidfire is a good, multi-purpose array for iSCSI environments. Grid architecture allows incremental, linear expansion of the array both in capacity and performance. The all-flash is a very high performance, low latency platform for a lot of applications. The way the company has architected the platform allows for continual upgrades and removes the lift-and-load replacements if you stay with Solidfire in the future. The Solidfire fiber channel implementation is workable, but largely there is a checkbox. I cannot imagine any fiber channel shop is going to look at a Solidfire seriously, unless they are looking to move towards Ethernet based transport. Write intensive workloads struggle on the array. The double-helix data protection combined with the architecture can make writes more latent than expected - well into the teens and 20's of ms within the array.
    Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    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

    Pros

    NetApp SolidFire

    • Speed is incredible.
    • Ongoing maintenance is great.
    • Price point was quite good.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    • 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 SolidFire

    • API documentation could use some help
    • GUI can be slow
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    • 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

    Pricing Details

    NetApp SolidFire

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    PowerProtect DD

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    NetApp SolidFire

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    PowerProtect DD

    PowerProtect DD 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 SolidFire

    NetApp SolidFire 8.6
    Based on 5 answers
    When we have had problems, the response on the Solidfire side has been strong, but not perfect. As they scale and integrate into NetApp, support from regions outside of the USA are having a more difficult time diagnosing and addressing issues for complex problems. The Boulder, CO, and Raleigh, NC, support teams are both extremely strong and provide top-notch support. ActiveIQ is a great support tool both for NetApp/Solidfire and for the customer. The proactive support tickets opened have been helpful. The node-based support has been excellent - meaning when we had a DIMM fail, they sent a replacement node - no time consuming troubleshooting of internal components to fix the issue. Upgrades are handled by SF technicians, so it feels white-glove
    Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    PowerProtect DD 7.0
    Based on 4 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 SolidFire

    SolidFire was chosen over these other service providers because of relationships we have with the company, with our reps, and with the local Denver presence. We also are a partner, and we felt that the solution stacked up technologically very well against the competition and was more cost effective.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    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 SolidFire

    • The ROI was quick - under 1 year
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PowerProtect DD

    • 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

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