Compare Dell EMC Data Domain Boost vs. ExaGrid EX Series

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp and others in Deduplication Software. Updated: May 2021.
511,607 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"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."

More Dell EMC Data Domain Boost Pros »

"One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated."

More ExaGrid EX Series Pros »

Cons
"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."

More Dell EMC Data Domain Boost Cons »

"When speaking about a scale-out, you want to have better equipment. You cannot just add a disc to the foreign equipment. You have to buy another one and put it together, like parallel."

More ExaGrid EX Series Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

More Dell EMC Data Domain Boost Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The current agreement has 21 terabytes of free space and it cost approximately $35,000."

More ExaGrid EX Series Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Deduplication Software solutions are best for your needs.
511,607 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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: One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated.
Top Answer: The current agreement has 21 terabytes of free space and it cost approximately $35,000.
Top Answer: Product support could be improved. It is next day support when it comes to parts.
Ranking
6th
Views
2,653
Comparisons
1,931
Reviews
14
Average Words per Review
422
Rating
8.5
14th
Views
833
Comparisons
567
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
378
Rating
N/A
Popular Comparisons
Also Known As
EX Series
Learn More
Overview
EMC Data Domain Boost provides advanced integration with backup and enterprise applications for increased performance and ease of use.
The ExaGrid EX Series hyper-converged secondary storage for backup product line consists of eight appliance models. Each appliance is sized for a full backup and for long-term retention. Any ExaGrid appliance can be mixed and matched in the same scale-out system with any other size or age appliance, allowing customers to buy what they need as they need it. This pay-as-you-grow model allows up to 25 appliances in a single scale-out system.
Offer
Learn more about Dell EMC Data Domain Boost
Learn more about ExaGrid EX Series
Sample Customers
Information Not Available
NCI Group, North Attleborough Public School, North Kingstown School Department, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Rathbone Brothers PLC, Rio Hondo College, Ruder Finn, Sarah Lawrence College
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Healthcare Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company17%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise28%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp and others in Deduplication Software. Updated: May 2021.
511,607 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is ranked 6th in Deduplication Software with 16 reviews while ExaGrid EX Series is ranked 14th in Deduplication Software with 1 review. Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is rated 8.6, while ExaGrid EX Series is rated 0.0. 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 ExaGrid EX Series writes "Useful landing zone feature, fast setup, and reliable". Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell EMC Avamar, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Quantum DXi Series, whereas ExaGrid EX Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, NetApp FAS Series, Veritas NetBackup Appliance and Quantum DXi Series.

See our list of best Deduplication Software vendors.

We monitor all Deduplication Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.