We performed a comparison between Dell PowerProtect DD and HPE StoreOnce based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: PowerProtect DD is the winner in this comparison. It is powerful and secure with a proven ROI. StoreOnce does come out on top in the ease of deployment category, however.
"It's very competitive in terms of the price and technology. Also, the development team continuously makes updates. The data reduction feature is very useful."
"The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication."
"The most valuable features of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are the duplication security and uptime."
"The solution is very scalable."
"It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication."
"It is a stable solution."
"I find the data to be most valuable."
"The most valuable feature is the inline data deduplication."
"Deduplication is the most valuable feature."
"HPE StoreOnce has high performance."
"The most valuable feature of HPE StoreOnce is the virtual drive."
"The solution is stable."
"Deduplication and compression are in a good ratio. It supports the HPE Catalyst protocol, which is much faster than NFS and other protocols. We use CommVault and Veeam, and these two solutions support the Catalyst protocol very well and are integrated at high speed. It is faster than normal access."
"The initial setup is one of the most user-friendly B2B user solutions. It's good, it's easy. Deployment usually takes less than one day. You only need one person for deployment and maintenance."
"The scalability is very good."
"The hardware is strong and all the equipment has a good infrastructure. Personally, I think it's the best storage product in HPE for small to medium-sized businesses."
"The price of the product is high."
"They still have hardware different from the software."
"It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection."
"The price could be a little cheaper than it is now."
"The software from Dell that can be used to operate Data Domain needs to have enhancements made to the user interface. It is too complex."
"The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved."
"Data Domain lacks compatibility with fiber channels and tapes. We can't use it with a tape library. That's an issue in Latin America sometimes because a lot of clients still use tapes for budget reasons. Maybe they have a lot of archives. In North America and Europe, they do a lot of archiving, but they use the cloud more than we do. Sometimes we have to put together a Frankenstein where we connect another server to the tape library and send all the data there."
"They need to make migration easier."
"One item I wanted to see is SSD drives as a cache, and that was, for a time, still lacking in StoreOnce, however, they have done it now. It's not available yet, however, it will be shortly."
"The user interface of HPE StoreOnce should be more user-friendly. Additionally, the configuration and troubleshooting could be better."
"HPE StoreOnce should come with a detailed installation guide."
"Cloud integration needs to be simplified."
"The solution could always be less expensive."
"HPE StoreOnce could improve the capacity support."
"When it comes to upgrading, it always goes block-wise. One block is 48 TB raw capacity. It would be good if they can include a smaller capacity for SMB customers. Currently, it is not possible to increase in a smaller capacity. You have to buy the exact same unit. It would be great if they can provide a smaller next block. There are around 20 hard disks, and it would be really helpful if we can add 10 hard disks initially and 10 hard disks later."
"The solution should continue to refine its integration capabilities. I also see they are starting to use cloud integration as well, which is good, but they should do more to integrate with it."
DD series enables your organization to protect, manage and recover data at scale. As the next generation of Dell Data Domain appliances, DD series sets the bar for efficient data management from edge to core to cloud and includes the ecosystem support and comprehensive data protection that customers have come to appreciate from Data Domain. The DD series offers a super-fast, secure, and an efficient solution that is built for multi-cloud data protection and to keep up with future demands. The DD series consists of the DD9900, DD9400, DD6900, DD6400, DD3300, and a software-defined option, PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE).
DD series empowers organizations to protect, manage and recover data at scale across their entire diverse ecosystems. DD series provides broad ecosystem support, efficiency, powerful data protection, cloud-enabled capabilities, and the cyber resiliency that our customers demand.
The DD Operating System (DDOS) is the brilliance that drives the DD series. DDOS contributes the agility, security, and reliability that pushes DD series to deliver high-speed, scalable, and standard-setting protection storage for backup, archive, and disaster recovery. DDOS integrates seamlessly with many existing infrastructures, permitting ease-of-use with leading backup and archiving applications, and provides superior performance in conjunction with Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Data Protection Suite. When you decide to purchase a new DD series appliance you can easily consume DDOS as a subscription providing greater flexibility for deployment while minimizing your overall upfront costs.
DD series does a great job to minimize the threat of data loss and adds to the value of protected data while meeting ever-increasing demands of SLAs and increasing ROI. DDOS drives DD series to deliver up to 38% faster backups and up to 45% faster restores at significantly higher compression levels.
DD series supports high availability within the single rack. Additionally, DD series can greatly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by minimizing downtime in the unlikely event of a hardware failure. DD series delivers amazing high-speed networking connectivity with support for 25GbE and 100GbE network adapters.
Benefits of Dell PowerProtect DD
Fast, secure, efficient data protection:
Industry-leading multi-cloud protection:
Reviews from Real Users
One user, who is an enterprise IT architect at a tech service company, says that “Dell PowerProtect DD is highly stable and reliable. I have not had a time when the system did not work and in an emergency this is critical.” He rates the ROI it has brought his company a five out of five.
A pre-sales and technical manager at a tech services company says that "The features that I have found most valuable with Dell PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing."
Chris C., lead infrastructure architect at ThinkON, relates that Dell PowerProtect DD “allows our organization to send more data to this device compared to others. It also allows us a fast recovery of files or Virtual Machines if needed being on-premise.”
HP StoreOnce Backup is a data backup solution that provides a consistent, high-performance, scale-out architecture for your entire enterprise. Reduce the amount of backup data capacity by 95 percent, and choose between powerful dedicated appliances for data centers, or flexible virtual appliances for smaller and remote offices.
Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 24 reviews while HPE StoreOnce is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 8 reviews. Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.8, while HPE StoreOnce is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Stable and easy to scale suite of deduplication, backup, data protection, and storage solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE StoreOnce writes "Easy to set up with great deduplication and easy expansion capabilities". Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, ExaGrid EX Series, Dell Avamar and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas HPE StoreOnce is most compared with DD Boost, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, ExaGrid EX Series and Dell PowerVault. See our Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) vs. HPE StoreOnce report.
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