PowerProtect DD Series vs. Pure Storage FlashArray

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Pure Storage FlashArray
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Pure Storage in Mountain View, California offers all-flash array data storage promising affordability, high availability, and consistent performance.N/A
Pricing
PowerProtect DD SeriesPure Storage FlashArray
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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PowerProtect DD SeriesPure Storage FlashArray
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
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PowerProtect DD SeriesPure Storage FlashArray
Considered Both Products
PowerProtect DD Series

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Pure Storage FlashArray
Chose Pure Storage FlashArray
Pure Storage offers better support plans, simple UI and easy upgrade options. It can be more pricey but, you get what you pay for and Pure is very competitive when it comes to pricing for features/value. Win-Win-Win!
Chose Pure Storage FlashArray
There is no comparison to Pure Storage vs. EMC. EMC requires forklift upgrades and their maintenance fees are very expensive. With Pure's flash guarantee, you always keep the storage you paid for and if you keep under maintenance with Pure, you will receive new storage …
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Features
PowerProtect DD SeriesPure Storage FlashArray
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
PowerProtect DD Series
9.4
10 Ratings
14% above category average
Pure Storage FlashArray
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Ratings
Universal recovery9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection9.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots10.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption9.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Flash Array Storage
Comparison of Enterprise Flash Array Storage features of Product A and Product B
PowerProtect DD Series
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Ratings
Pure Storage FlashArray
9.3
154 Ratings
2% above category average
Flash Array Performance00 Ratings10.0154 Ratings
Flash Array Integration00 Ratings9.0144 Ratings
Data Compression00 Ratings8.0153 Ratings
Non-Intrusive Upgrades00 Ratings10.0148 Ratings
Simplicity00 Ratings10.0154 Ratings
Power Savings00 Ratings9.0131 Ratings
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PowerProtect DD SeriesPure Storage FlashArray
Small Businesses
BDRSuite
BDRSuite
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Dell Compellent (discontinued)
Dell Compellent (discontinued)
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Dell VMAX
Dell VMAX
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
PowerProtect DD SeriesPure Storage FlashArray
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(10 ratings)
10.0
(207 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(25 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(16 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.3
(75 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
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9.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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9.1
(5 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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9.1
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowerProtect DD SeriesPure Storage FlashArray
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Pure Storage
When you need speed, it's FAST, especially for MS SQL databases. If you are having bottlenecks, you can spend your time finding it in the code because it's not Pure Storage. Love the data reduction and duplication. We can store so much more on this unit than the base physical size. Love the data snapshots. When you need to complete copy your entire environment for testing etc. Nothing is easier, a few clicks and you are done. Extremely helpful for testing and training.
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Pros
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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Pure Storage
  • The Pure Array does data reduction particularly well. We've seen a 7x reduction on some of our volumes.
  • It is easy to get used to the system after coming from other storage arrays.
  • It has some welcome additions such as a smartphone app that makes it easier to view your cases, etc.
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Cons
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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Pure Storage
  • Reporting is too general. Being a tech nerd, I want to be able to see the nitty-gritty details. I also need to be able to define canned sets of reports for problem application systems.
  • Pricing is a bit higher then some of their direct competitors .
  • Seriously, I have nothing else.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Pure Storage
It has so far been a very fast and stable product. We have had wonderful support when we have needed it and the account manager and engineer attached to our organization have been very responsive with any questions and concerns we have had.
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Usability
Dell Technologies
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Pure Storage
The install went smoothly, and the engineer explained every step along the way. The next couple of days he checked in to make sure that migration was running as planned. The user interface is designed with usability in mind. You don't need a dedicated "Storage Silo" to manage this product. For smaller IT departments that need to support many different workloads, this could not be a better feature
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Reliability and Availability
Dell Technologies
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Pure Storage
We have never had an outage with Purestorage. Yes we have had 2 drives go out but replacements were installed so fast there wasn't any issues. We have had a NVRAM module replaced but were noticed from Pure they were sending a replacement because they were predicting a failure so pure was proactive preventing any issues. Knowing Pure is monitoring our device 24x7 gives us peace of mind.
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Performance
Dell Technologies
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Pure Storage
The corporation has a very diverse data load and when we migrate from a hybrid storage to pure all-flash, significant gains have already been observed. Latency always remains below 1 ms regardless of the load and volumetry used. Application performance also depends heavily on whether or not the code is more permormatic and network access infrastructure. The product has been meeting expectations
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Support Rating
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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Pure Storage
Pure Support is timely and communicative. They are always ready to assist and very skilled at what they do, no matter the time of day. Even at 12:10 a.m. on New Years Day when your array has a hiccup that causes some errors in your environment, they will be on the phone with you in an instant. If they are unable to determine the cause right away, because things appear to be normal, they will take your environment's configuration, lab it up in their support environment and then research until they figure out what caused the problem. Even if it takes 3 months. True story.
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In-Person Training
Dell Technologies
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Pure Storage
Excellent training and really you don't need that much. We received training at the Pure offices and also on site when the product was installed. Simple things like how to login to the GUI interface, how to setup users, how to create volume and mount it. How to make a snapshot, how to copy it and mount it. Really is pretty self explanatory on how to do things with the GUI interface. We were expecting complicated base on other vendor products, we got super simple.
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Online Training
Dell Technologies
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Pure Storage
Great videos and documentation. There is a common theme with PureStorage, "Keep it elegantly simple". They have great support network and great support user groups. Documentation has been very helpful with providing auditors with methods and procedures on security and other ways the product works. Great documentation on setting PureStorage to be the most effective with VM's, SQL Server, and other products.
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Implementation Rating
Dell Technologies
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Pure Storage
The install was very quick. The engineer that Pure sent said that if we started by 10 am we would be done by lunchtime, and he was not kidding.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Pure Storage
Pure Storage FlashArray came up as being the most cost-effective of the lot plus the extras added like call-home support were very welcome. The competitors' options were a lot more expensive and the call-home support added a lot more to the already high costs.
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Scalability
Dell Technologies
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Pure Storage
The product suite scales well and the FA in particular can service any need for all but the most demanding file protocol environments
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Return on Investment
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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Pure Storage
  • Thanks to the deduplication that is built into the product we are seeing great reduction in total space required by consolidating similar data types on the same array.
  • Our users are very pleased with the performance.
  • The replication allowed us to move our workload from to another data center with minimal downtime.
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