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


What is our primary use case?

Used as a backup target with NetBackup 8.0.

What is most valuable?

DD Boost.

How has it helped my organization?

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

What needs improvement?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

From 2011 until now.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Some small issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Nine out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

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

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented using a vendor team.

What was our ROI?

Three years.

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

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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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