EMC Data Domain Review
It provides better performance than the competition and deduplication


Primary Use Case

Used as a backup target with NetBackup 8.0.

Valuable Features

DD Boost.

Improvements to My Organization

Short backup window has made a difference in the way my organization functions.

Room for Improvement

I would like them to improve on the short backup window as it would make my organization even more efficient.

Use of Solution

From 2011 until now.

Deployment Issues

Some small issues.

Stability Issues

No issues.

Scalability Issues

No issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Nine out of 10.

Previous Solutions

We used IBM ProtecTIER. We move to EMC Data Domain for better performance.

Initial Setup

Straightforward.

Implementation Team

We implemented using a vendor team.

ROI

Three years.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It is expensive, but the performance and deduplication cover for the cost.

Other Solutions Considered

IBM ProtecTIER and Oracle's Zero Data Loss.

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

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