Anonymous UserSenior Solutions Architect at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The current agreement has 21 terabytes of free space and it cost approximately $35,000."
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.
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