Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) Review

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


What is most valuable?

Stability, replication, deduplication, virtual library, ddboost.

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

4 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Haven't scaled it yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

4/5

Technical Support:

4/5

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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

How was the initial setup?

Initial straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Via vendor with excellent support.

What was our ROI?

100%.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have special discount from EMC.

What other advice do I have?

Would recommend.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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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.