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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

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 (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

Enterprise Flash Array Storage

NetApp SolidFire
7.9
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Flash Array Performance
NetApp SolidFire
9.8
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Flash Array Integration
NetApp SolidFire
8.2
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Data Compression
NetApp SolidFire
8.6
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Non-Intrusive Upgrades
NetApp SolidFire
8.8
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Simplicity
NetApp SolidFire
6.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Power Savings
NetApp SolidFire
6.0
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

Data Center Backup

NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Universal recovery
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Live recovery
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.1
Recovery verification
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.1
Business application protection
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Multiple backup destinations
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Incremental backup identification
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Backup to the cloud
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.9
Snapshots
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Flexible deployment
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.4
Management dashboard
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Platform support
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.7
Retention options
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Encryption
NetApp SolidFire
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.9

Pros

NetApp SolidFire

  • Speed is incredible.
  • Ongoing maintenance is great.
  • Price point was quite good.
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 SolidFire

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 SolidFire

NetApp SolidFire 8.6
Based on 3 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 (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 6.3
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 (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 SolidFire

  • The ROI was quick - under 1 year
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 SolidFire

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 SolidFire
8.3
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

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

Support Rating

NetApp SolidFire
8.6
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.3

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