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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Rubrik

It is by far the easiest and well thought out backup solution I've encountered. If you have requirements to archive into AWS, Azure, or GCP, it is extremely easy to configure. You will be up and archiving in minutes. The SLA based job scheduling is very intuitive. The only negative or less appropriate usage I can think of would be the instantiation piece. It takes several hours to instantiate one VM to a cloud environment. This could be our lack of bandwidth, but it is only feasible for a long term DR scenario.
Toby Wenzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.7
Rubrik
8.8
Universal recovery
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.1
Rubrik
8.7
Live recovery
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.8
Rubrik
9.0
Recovery verification
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.2
Rubrik
8.6
Business application protection
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Rubrik
8.5
Multiple backup destinations
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.9
Rubrik
9.0
Incremental backup identification
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.5
Rubrik
8.1
Backup to the cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.4
Rubrik
9.3
Deduplication and file compression
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Rubrik
8.7
Snapshots
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.8
Rubrik
8.7
Flexible deployment
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.6
Rubrik
8.9
Management dashboard
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.5
Rubrik
8.6
Platform support
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.3
Rubrik
8.9
Retention options
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Rubrik
9.3
Encryption
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.7
Rubrik
9.3

Pros

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

Rubrik

  • Simplified backup. Rubrik integrates well with modern data-center technologies. Rubrik backups are SLA-based, and you can apply SLAs to different levels of your infrastructure, e.g. from granular VM-based assignments to covering whole site with few clicks.
  • Simplified restore. Easy to use interface allows for delegation of restores to any user group.
  • Simplified backup to cloud makes replacing outdated backup targets, such as tape libraries, an easy task.
  • Simplified DR to cloud. In addition to the ability to mount restored virtual machines from the Rubrik appliances itself, Rubrik allows you to spin up backed up to the cloud instances in Azure cloud.
Paul Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Rubrik

  • I would like to have the ability to set expiration dates for relics. When VMs are deleted, the backups (relics) require manual intervention to remove, and I may not want them removed right away.
  • Integration of multiple clusters into a single dashboard.
  • I'd like to see more granular control of SLA retentions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Rubrik

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Rubrik has a simple to use interface and day to day management is very simple yet it doesn't sacrifice flexibility. Expanding capacity as data grows is very easy and does not require downtime. Upgrading is simple and efficient. Setup and configuration are straight forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 5.5
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

Rubrik

Rubrik 8.8
Based on 6 answers
I have had nothing but great service from Rubrik's support. The support tunnel option is great as they can connect without the need for WebEx or JoinMe to work on your cluster. They are always willing to perform upgrades even though upgrading is super easy for the customer, but some would prefer support to do them.
Toby Tapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Rubrik

Veeam is the closest to Rubrik but still cannot compare in its simplicity and success rates. The others just don't even compare, heck you have to have a PHD just to use CommVault
Sam Kemp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Rubrik

  • Increasing of service's request: old customers asked us backup service after they realized we were using Rubrik
  • New customers, came because of Rubrik, asked for new services
  • Old customers already using previous backup solution decided to leave the service since more expensive
  • Overall, ROI is positive
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

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PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

Pricing Details

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

General

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

Rubrik

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3
Rubrik
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
10.0
Rubrik

Usability

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
Rubrik
8.2

Support Rating

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
5.5
Rubrik
8.8

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