Compare Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain)

Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 14 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 8.6, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Good for backups and is easy to troubleshoot ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Reliable solution that reduces the time and effort required to manage the system". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Rubrik and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik, Cohesity DataProtect, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) report.
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The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.The backup and recovery speed is very fast.Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage.Avamar's source side deduplication is very strong, it can easily back up remote sites' data, and not much bandwidth is required on the Avamar side.The backup is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very reliable.We sell Avamar with Data Domain. Data Domain and Avamar work really well together and their compression ratios are very high compared to Veeam, Commvault, and all the other backup software on the market.I think the brand is very good. Support is also very nice for end users and integration with EMC products for businesses.It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that you wanted to backup.

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The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly.This is a superior and reliable backup system that can handle large capacities with little management.The backup is very secure. The deduplication using EMC is very good. We are able to make systems and handle random cloning. EMC is a very stable solution for making backups.The product provides good backup and compression services.The solution's most valuable feature is the integrated deduplication function.It's very easy to use the domain once it's been set up. The interface is also user-friendly.The most valuable features are the deduplication and compression and the Data Domain Boost.We have never had any issues with Data Domain. It has been stable.

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The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service.I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms.It's not the best solution for big databases.EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition.The configuration and expansion aspects of the solution need improvement. They're complicated and don't really integrate well.I think they could also move more towards cloud solutions. It already has some cloud tiering, but I think that could be more extensive. They should work with all cloud providers and I think in the future they will be on all cloud platforms.The interface could be more helpful for people.It was challenging to back up our Exchange database, which is one of the reasons we did not continue using this solution.

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I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud.The product lacks some security features that would make it more stand-alone and integrated.They should reduce the CPC cost to customers. The product is becoming very expensive.The licensing model was the biggest concern for our company, but the poor support after the initial implementation is of equal concern.The pricing could be better, but it's still not too expensive.The firmware upgrades could be simplified. I'm in the process of struggling to upgrade right now.We have had deduplication and replication issues. When we used another backup software we noticed that it didn't have the same issues.We are not able to deal directly with the OEM we have to go to their partners in Nigeria.

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It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.The price is the main thing I'd like to see them change. If they can come down in price, that would be a good thing. It's very cost competitive in the entry level range, because Veeam pricing is much cheaper than Avamar.I'm not sure, but perhaps the pricing could be done better at the moment.This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount.

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This is one of the more expensive backup solutions on the market.There are many options in the pricing structure which can cause some confusion and necessitate the purchase of additional licensing.In Naira it was twenty-five or twenty-seven million (approximately $75,000 USD) for the implementation and maintenance cost for three years.Pricing is related to size. A lower range solution might be about $33,000. My customers use higher range versions with a price of around $100,000. That's the price for both the hardware and software.

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AvamarDataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
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Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems continue to revolutionize disk backup, archiving, and disaster recovery with high-speed, inline deduplication. EMC Data Domain Operating System is intelligence behind EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. DD OS powers the industry's most efficient, scalable, reliable, cloud-ready protection storage platform.
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Sample Customers
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology SolutionsThe US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
Top Industries
Healthcare Company25%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm36%
Insurance Company18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider9%
Manufacturing Company5%
Media Company5%
Company Size
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise48%
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise41%
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise82%
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