Dell Data Protection Advisor vs Dell PowerProtect Data Manager comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Dell Data Protection Advisor
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
26th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
10
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Dell PowerProtect Data Manager
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
21st
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
10
Ranking in other categories
Deduplication Software (7th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Dell Data Protection Advisor is 0.7%, up from 0.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is 5.2%, up from 3.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Backup and Recovery
Unique Categories:
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Deduplication Software
13.6%
 

Featured Reviews

RK
Jun 28, 2023
A Easy- to -Setup and Stable cloud-based Data management solution
The solution is primarily used for reporting. In the user environment the client has different queries so reports are needed to understand the size of the data that will be backed up for a week or a month. Basing on that we can forecast the size to which the data will grow. For instance, if a…
Samuel Sencion - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 16, 2023
Efficiently back up and manage data
It's a useful tool and plugging in is easy to use Dell PowerProtect Data Manager has helped us to make simple backups. Before using it, our backups were more complicated. The most valuable feature is the deduplication of data. It helps to reduce the amount of data being transferred and stored.…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The platform's most valuable features are data protection and retention."
"The initial setup is very straightforward. Deployment typically takes about one hour. You just need one person to handle the deployment process."
"It has a lot of stock reports. I believe over 300 canned reports, which for the most part meet a lot of generic needs."
"I can increase the tool's licensing as per my requirement with no conditions applied."
"It generates very detailed reports, which makes things easier when it comes to IT auditing."
"The solution is easy to use, flexible and has a lot of out-of-the-box functionality. You can configure the dashboards or you can use a script. However, to fully utilize its capabilities you will want to use a lot of scripts which you will need advanced training. The reports can be customized for many things, such as chargeback billing."
"The most valuable aspects of the solution are the compression and the duplication."
"This is a stable solution."
"The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead."
"The product's initial setup phase was easy."
"I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market."
"The most valuable features of the solution are flexibility and data protection."
"One notable feature is its robust backup support for Kubernetes and container environments. Additionally, PPDM stands out for its ease of deployment and management compared to other backup solutions. It is highly user-friendly, allowing users to quickly learn and implement backup and restore processes within a week. PPDM represents the next generation of backup software and is comparable to offerings from other vendors. Furthermore, PPDM prioritizes security with various access controls, such as user and database access controls. Its deployment tool is also known for its simplicity."
"It's the perfect solution for virtual and container directives. The data reduction feature works well, and we haven't had any issues."
"The solution adequately handles data storage."
"Dell PowerProtect Data Manager helps to reduce the amount of data being transferred and stored."
 

Cons

"The solution requires more integration with our other solutions. I know that they have full integration with VMware because it is also from EMC. However, we have to have better integration with Microsoft and Nutanix as well."
"It's a bit difficult for first-time users."
"It is difficult to manage the solution with the available tools. You need to know exactly what are you are doing."
"There is a steep learning curve to use the interface and to create new reports, this could be made easier. If the solution could provide more drag and drop functionality to build more advanced reports that would be very helpful."
"The stability of the solution needs improvement for stand alone users."
"Customization of reports or creating new reports can be difficult. Users need to have a deep knowledge of SQL. 70-80% of customers can't seem to understand how to do it. They don't know how to address reporting. If Dell EMC could simplify it, it would benefit the end-user."
"Dell Data Protection Advisor's feature for data domain protection needs enhancement."
"We have encountered issues where we were unable to pull data from the database server. It should also improve the backward compatibility."
"They should include a feature similar to S3 bucket."
"Management is difficult and it is hard to determine when things aren't working properly."
"As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures."
"PPDM requires further development. It is primarily integrated with DevOps systems."
"The interface is too complex."
"The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors."
"There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."
"The solution should enhance its user interface and make it more flexible."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"You need to make an upfront payment for three, five, or seven years and renew the licenses for support. We can do an annual maintenance contract with Dell. I would rate the product's pricing a six out of ten."
"For pricing, I would rate Dell 2 out of 5. It's affordable."
"It's not very expensive — I think the price is fair."
"You have to procure the license when you are ordering or quoting for Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). DPS is bundled with the suite and comes with a license. However, if you purchase NetWorker separately then you will have to procure the license for DPS separately."
"If the customer has huge lineup of Dell Products then they receive discount on the pricing."
"The product is affordable."
"The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."
"The licensing costs and pricing model are based on capacity and the license is easy to upgrade."
"The product is offered at a very competitive price in the market."
"The solution is more affordable than other vendors."
"The solution is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available."
"We offer monthly or yearly subscriptions. The price could be cheaper."
"Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is not an expensive solution."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Government
11%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Educational Organization
14%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
9%
Financial Services Firm
9%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Dell Data Protection Advisor?
The platform's most valuable features are data protection and retention.
What needs improvement with Dell Data Protection Advisor?
Dell Data Protection Advisor's feature for data domain protection needs enhancement.
What do you like most about Dell PowerProtect Data Manager?
One notable feature is its robust backup support for Kubernetes and container environments. Additionally, PPDM stands out for its ease of deployment and management compared to other backup solution...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell PowerProtect Data Manager?
The solution's cost depends on the storage. Currently, the pricing for Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is more flexible for customers. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is not an expensive solution. On...
What needs improvement with Dell PowerProtect Data Manager?
The solution should enhance its user interface and make it more flexible. It can be enhanced to be more flexible and usable for customers. The solution should be integrated with other appliances fr...
 

Also Known As

DPA
PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
 

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Sample Customers

Nielsen, Trek Bicycle, Cal-Israel Credit Cards
National Bank of Greece, USC Australia, PCS Publishing, Dell Digital IT, Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
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