Dell PowerProtect Data Manager vs Veeam Backup & Replication comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024

Categories and Ranking

Dell PowerProtect Data Manager
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Deduplication Software (7th)
Veeam Backup & Replication
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Cloud Backup (1st), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is 5.2%, up from 3.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veeam Backup & Replication is 17.5%, down from 21.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Backup and Recovery
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Deduplication Software
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Disaster Recovery (DR) Software

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.…
Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 16, 2023
By moving the Veeam server to a physical server and creating a Proxy server on each of the hosts, we are able to leverage SAN based backup which is very fast.
Veeam is our primary backup system used with the DD2500 for the repository. We use Veeam 9.5 Update 3 on a physical Windows 2016 server with Proxy servers deployed one per host in our HA Cluster. We also use the Enterprise Plus licensing for Nimble Snapshot Integration for backups and this allows…

Quotes from Members

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


"The most valuable features of the solution are flexibility and data protection."
"It's the perfect solution for virtual and container directives. The data reduction feature works well, and we haven't had any issues."
"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 deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead."
"Dell PowerProtect Data Manager helps to reduce the amount of data being transferred and stored."
"Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do."
"The product's initial setup phase was easy."
"The solution adequately handles data storage."
"I have found one of the most valuable features to be the integrity of the backups."
"The most valuable feature is how reliable Veeam Backup is. It has the normal expected features that allow you to ensure that everything is backed up completely."
"A simple and stable solution for small businesses that use virtualization."
"Veeam Backup Replication's most valuable features are it is easy to use and manage."
"Replication is most valuable."
"The most valuable features of Veeam Backup Replication are efficient backup and replication. Additionally, Veeam Backup Replication supports all products and vendors."
"Enables us to restore the VM when the needs arises and for disaster recovery."
"The technical support is good."


"You need to use additional software to back up entire environments. It will be good if they could support entire tape libraries."
"The interface is too complex."
"As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures."
"The solution should enhance its user interface and make it more flexible."
"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."
"They should include a feature similar to S3 bucket."
"There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."
"When you want to restore files, you first need to restore the machine, and then you have to mount it, and then restore the files."
"The documentation and communication could be better in Veeam Backup Replication."
"Even though the speed has improved over the years, I think that there are some instances where it still takes a while."
"I would like to see the Veeam cloud solution and Microsoft Office 365 included all in one platform."
"When you have some small issues, you should be able to go through it by yourself and solve the issue instead of opening the ticket and waiting for the engineers to troubleshoot."
"The stability could be better, specifically in the cloud."
"The price is an issue. If one has a large number of servers, say... 100-plus, and wishes to add more, an exhausted budget may hinder this ability."
"The pricing could be better."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is not less expensive than competitors but pricing deals are available."
"The product is offered at a very competitive price in the market."
"Dell PowerProtect Data Manager is not an expensive solution."
"We offer monthly or yearly subscriptions. The price could be cheaper."
"The solution is more affordable than other vendors."
"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 cost is expensive. It will depend on how you are managing your environment, your requirements, and if you can easily manage a license. It's not that difficult, so you can manage it, but the cost is high, so you need to check directly with Veeam as well as the local partner so you can get the discount prices."
"The pricing is on the higher side, so I think they have to think about the price. It's a stable product and there was no requirement to keep in touch with the support team, so the renewal license was too expensive."
"It is always nice to get products cheaper. Technically, it saves you a lot of money. If you wanted to buy the same functionality out of vSphere, you would spend thousands to essentially get the same functionality."
"The pricing is good and affordable."
"It is relatively cheap."
"The price of Veeam Backup & Replication is high and that is why I am choosing an alternative."
"Veeam is quite expensive. There are no additional costs to the licensing fees. IBM Spectrum Protect is also expensive. They should improve its pricing. They raise the price every time there is an increase in the features of the product. They should think twice about that."
"Compared to other enterprise solutions, Veeam Backup & Replication generally offers a competitive price point. However, there has been a noticeable and concerning increase in pricing, particularly in the year 2023. The rate of price hikes has been significant, with prices escalating three times during the first quarter of the year. This trend indicates a substantial shift in the pricing structure, which may have implications for customers and their budgeting considerations."
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Comparison Review

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Nov 9, 2014
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Financial Services Firm

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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...
Major Differences Between These 4 Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions?
Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four ...
How do the backup solutions of Veeam and Veritas compare?
Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbac...
How does Nakivo compare with Veeam Backup & Replication?
Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup sol...

Also Known As

PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite



Sample Customers

National Bank of Greece, USC Australia, PCS Publishing, Dell Digital IT, Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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