Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) vs Dell PowerProtect Data Manager comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

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)
Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA)
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
23rd
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
13
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is 5.3%, up from 3.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) is 0.6%, down from 1.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Backup and Recovery
Unique Categories:
Deduplication Software
13.6%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

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.…
RK
Jun 28, 2023
The product comes bundled with a host of useful solutions that help one centralize their work
Earlier, if a customer wanted to implement a backup solution in their environment, they used to have backup software, a storage solution to store the data, and another solution for monitoring and reporting. Hence, we had different solutions or products doing their work. Instead of four or five tools, consisting of backup software, storage where the backup resides, and a separate system for reporting and central monitoring, they all now come in the virtual edition for IDP. IDP comes as an appliance, and once it is used and deployed internally, we get the virtual edition. Clubbing the solutions together in the virtual edition gives us a centralized scope of work.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"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."
"The product's initial setup phase was easy."
"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's initial setup is straightforward."
"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."
"Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do."
"Dell PowerProtect Data Manager helps to reduce the amount of data being transferred and stored."
"The solution's most valuable features are networker and continuous data protection."
"It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment."
"The product is easy to troubleshoot and store data."
"IDPA's best feature is Turbo Boost Technology. The compression and duplication features are excellent, too."
"The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate."
"The product is integrated with Huawei software and its backup and recovery time is very fast."
"We use it for complete backup and recovery. We have multiple clients and have created multiple large virtual capabilities and zoning backlogs."
"The solution is strong."
 

Cons

"They should include a feature similar to S3 bucket."
"Management is difficult and it is hard to determine when things aren't working properly."
"You need to use additional software to back up entire environments. It will be good if they could support entire tape libraries."
"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."
"PPDM requires further development. It is primarily integrated with DevOps systems."
"A lot of improvement is required in Dell's first level of support."
"There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."
"As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures."
"The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products."
"I would like to see integration with Dell EMC's Cloud Tier."
"The only thing that could be improved would be the complexity of the initial setup."
"Dell PowerProtect DP needs to include more features and improve backup for a continual base."
"We would like to see the pricing drop a bit."
"We cannot add IDPA to DPC, and each IP has a DP Central, which cannot monitor other IDPAs."
"There is room for improvement in terms of network connectivity."
"The solution's implementation was very complicated and could be improved."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is more affordable than other vendors."
"The product is offered at a very competitive price in the market."
"Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is not an expensive solution."
"The solution is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available."
"We offer monthly or yearly subscriptions. The price could be cheaper."
"The licensing costs and pricing model are based on capacity and the license is easy to upgrade."
"The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."
"I would rate the solution's pricing a seven out of ten."
"It is a cost-effective solution."
"The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."
"Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) has a yearly subscription fee."
"We have a perpetual license. It is a capacity-based license."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
14%
Computer Software Company
11%
Government
9%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Educational Organization
30%
Government
9%
Computer Software Company
8%
University
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

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...
What do you like most about Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA)?
What I find valuable about Dell PowerProtect IDPA is its stability and strong performance.
What needs improvement with Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA)?
The solution's implementation was very complicated and could be improved.
 

Also Known As

PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
Dell EMC IDPA, Dell IDPA, EMC IDPA
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

National Bank of Greece, USC Australia, PCS Publishing, Dell Digital IT, Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
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