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"Overall, scalability is great.""Data Domain Boost has a unique protocol. I don't think with other vendors you get the same efficiency. I work with some the other products, but this solution has amazing efficiency in comparison.""The solution is very easy to manage. That's its most valuable feature.""I like the tool set, it's easy to work on and the support is brilliant.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that it can support both the CIFS and NFS protocols simultaneously.""The most valuable feature of this solution is deduplication.""The most valuable feature is the support for plug-ins.""The backup aspect of the solution is its most valuable feature."

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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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"This solution should cover more platforms, and there should be more product coverage.""The solution needs a better gateway between the on-premises and cloud deployment models. We have to work around it or find a third party to assist.""It should be expanded to include other databases and software. It should also be made easier to restore.""It would be nice if they could have the same tool set right from the smallest to the biggest modules, but being specific frame dependent.""There are limitations when using the VTL protocol in extreme cases.""This product is expensive compared to other storage so the price can be improved.""There are some limitations where you cannot use it as a shared server or as a file server, it is limited for the only backup.""The solution needs to be more user-friendly for the end-users."

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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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"We scale this product by adding licenses, which are related to capacity.""The cost is monthly.""The hardware platform is cost intense, so for small and mid-range, this product is not the best choice.""The pricing is high compared to the competition and should be reconsidered.""The solution is very good because it is easy to use and it speeds up the backup and lowers the requirement for the storage rate. It is capable of encryption, compression, and deduplication and it is fast for sending all of the data over the network because it sends only the change blocks from the client to the DD server."

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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 initial setup is very straightforward.
Top Answer: We have licenses that last five years. After that, we may get new devices. We tend to get a big discount with our licensing once we choose to upgrade. The pricing is not bad.
Top Answer: The deduplication is very bad on this solution. After 85% the utilization gets very bad. The solution doesn't scale. If you hit your capacity, you need to buy a new device. Technical support has… 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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Overview
EMC Data Domain Boost provides advanced integration with backup and enterprise applications for increased performance and ease of use.
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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Comms Service Provider22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Insurance Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Logistics Company8%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Government6%
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Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise28%
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Midsize Enterprise27%
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Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is ranked 6th in Deduplication Software with 16 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 16 reviews. Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is rated 8.6, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Data Domain Boost writes "Extremely stable, very easy to scale, and very good deduplication compression ratio". 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". Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell EMC Avamar, Quantum DXi Series and Quest QoreStor, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Rubrik. See our Dell EMC Data Domain Boost vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) report.

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