EMC Data Domain Review

​Stability, replication, deduplication, virtual library & ddboost are valuable but deduplication could be better.

Valuable Features

Stability, replication, deduplication, virtual library, ddboost.

Improvements to My Organization

Could fully automate backup process with 1500 backup clients (machines).

Room for Improvement

Smarter & better deduplication, CLI shell should have more options for managing this product.

Use of Solution

4 years.

Deployment Issues

Yes, but it related to hard disk manufacturer, not product itself.

Stability Issues


Scalability Issues

Haven't scaled it yet.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Previous Solutions

Before we used EMC VTL, an awful and nasty product from EMC with lots of manual work.

Initial Setup

Initial straightforward.

Implementation Team

Via vendor with excellent support.



Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

We have special discount from EMC.

Other Advice

Would recommend.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Larry MannoReal User

The deduplication rate that you get is totally dependent on the type of data you are backing up. In our environment some of our backups are getting a dedup rate of over 30x (Veeam) some over 90x (Backup Exec) and other data (Oracle DBs) we get only 5 - 8x.

04 November 16
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