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"Easy, immediate protection for data that is virtually infinitely scalable.""We perform backup drills to test the functionality, and we don't have any problems.""The product is easy to install and use while doing what it is expected to do.""They are the best support that we have had so far. When you contact or email them, they are very quick to respond. They always have someone available for us. That's what we want as a customer, we want someone to listen to us.""Most important is its ease of use. You plug it in, follow the steps, and you have your backup file.""The most valuable feature is the speed of backup, which is very good compared to other solutions.""The most important feature in Barracuda Backup is the ability to archive the backup of emails.""The performance is good and the interface is user-friendly."

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"The solution can scale up to one petabyte right now. It's very good for enterprise-level organizations.""The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment takes about two weeks.""The deduplication feature is the most valuable part of the solution.""We have never had any issues with Data Domain. It has been stable.""The most valuable features are the deduplication and compression and the Data Domain Boost.""It's very easy to use the domain once it's been set up. The interface is also user-friendly.""The solution's most valuable feature is the integrated deduplication function.""The product provides good backup and compression services."

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Cons
"The solution needs fine-grained backup capabilities to service individual users. But this is a minor issue considering all that the product does.""I would like to see the automatic backup of critical applications to the cloud.""Some features like CIFS are not supported that would help speed and flexibility.""We cannot backup Sun Micro systems. They are not currently supported.""When we manage the box physically, we don't have as much control as we do when we manage from the cloud. The best management is from the cloud.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see cloud support and deduplication functionality.""I would like to see a way to increase space.""I would like to see better integration with third-party applications."

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"The pricing should be adjusted. Customers continuously talk about the price. They know it is a good solution and they really need the type of storage the solution offers, but it costs somewhere around $100,000 and up. It's not cheap, but it's very important for data vendors.""The pricing model needs to be improved.""EMC is very expensive for small customers.""We are not able to deal directly with the OEM we have to go to their partners in Nigeria.""We have had deduplication and replication issues. When we used another backup software we noticed that it didn't have the same issues.""The firmware upgrades could be simplified. I'm in the process of struggling to upgrade right now.""The pricing could be better, but it's still not too expensive.""The licensing model was the biggest concern for our company, but the poor support after the initial implementation is of equal concern."

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"Low, fixed cost with great savings.""You don't need to buy an extra license or agent. With one box, you have licenses for any amount of devices that you want to backed up for whatever is backed up.""You have two options, which we have. We pay for it bi-monthly. Then, you can purchase the project hours and support annually.""What I like best about Barracuda Backup is the licensing model.""The price of the five-year contract was approximately three million Rupees ($42,000 USD).""The licensing is charged yearly. It's my understanding that the cost of the solution is somewhere around $7,000 every two years.""All the storage is included in Barracuda, so you're just paying for the package. I think with Veeam, you pay for the package, and you pay for the storage."

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"Pricing is related to size. A lower range solution might be about $33,000. My customers use higher range versions with a price of around $100,000. That's the price for both the hardware and software.""In Naira it was twenty-five or twenty-seven million (approximately $75,000 USD) for the implementation and maintenance cost for three years.""There are many options in the pricing structure which can cause some confusion and necessitate the purchase of additional licensing.""This is one of the more expensive backup solutions on the market.""Its price is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The cloud side of it is nice. Everything happens behind the scenes without you realizing it, which is nice. It doesn't interrupt usage. There is also the freedom and ease of use of the cloud portal… more »
Top Answer: All the storage is included in Barracuda, so you're just paying for the package. I think with Veeam, you pay for the package, and you pay for the storage.
Top Answer: I am working in some of the more rural areas of Sweden, and some of the customers here are a little bit wary of cloud technology at the moment. It is not like in Gothenburg or Stockholm, where people… more »
Top Answer: IBM Spectrum Protect is a "Backup and Recovery" product, while Dell EMC Data Domain is the backup *storage* appliance. They have their respective market. Though I must say that DD is the leader,… more »
Top Answer: The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication.
Top Answer: The licensing was not an issue because it is related to the software part. I'm not really sure about the price, because I think we've gotten a discount as we are partners.
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DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
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Overview

Barracuda Backup is designed from the ground up for the cloud-integrated systems. It gives you the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides - on premises or in the cloud - and to replicate the data to our secure cloud or to a private location of your choice. Simple to configure and manage, and totally automated.

EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems continue to revolutionize disk backup, archiving, and disaster recovery with high-speed, inline deduplication. EMC Data Domain Operating System is intelligence behind EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. DD OS powers the industry's most efficient, scalable, reliable, cloud-ready protection storage platform.
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Dematic, Levitt Safety, Osoyoos Credit Union, Viborel Distribuiao, European Tour, Papergraphics, Levitt Safety, Academy of Contemporary Music, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, LLP, National History Museum, California Almond Board, American Radio Relay League, Kirkpatrick Bank, IAC, Healey Brothers Automotive Group, Mechanicsburg Area School District, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Drew Marine, inMusic, Mills Law Library, Healy Brothers Automotive Group, Thomas Kinkade Company, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Construction Company8%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Logistics Company8%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise7%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise39%
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Barracuda Backup is ranked 7th in Deduplication Software with 11 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 16 reviews. Barracuda Backup is rated 8.6, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Barracuda Backup writes "Backs up all the data from different branches into the same repository and has the ability to restore all accounts from a single backup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Reliable solution that reduces the time and effort required to manage the system". Barracuda Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Azure Backup, Rubrik and NetApp Cloud Backup, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Rubrik. See our Barracuda Backup vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) report.

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