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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 most valuable features are the Self-Service, and the ability to search the data.""In terms of stability, I've found it to be very stable. I've walked into the server room when it was at 60 degrees Celcius, and it was still running fine.""The command-line interface is good."

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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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"I would like the possibility to back up the infrastructure and then replicate it upon on restart, without having to orchestrate the starting of the VM.""The configuration wizards are still complex and hard to navigate. These should be easier to manage.""Setting up the system to work with legacy equipment is a bit complex at times."

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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."

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"This solution is very expensive."

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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 »
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EMC Data Domain Boost provides advanced integration with backup and enterprise applications for increased performance and ease of use.

IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

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Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm6%
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise24%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Data Domain Boost vs. IBM ProtectTIER and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is ranked 6th in Deduplication Software with 15 reviews while IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 12th in Deduplication Software with 3 reviews. Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is rated 8.6, while IBM ProtectTIER is rated 6.0. 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 IBM ProtectTIER writes "A stable and scalable solution that reduces data domain risks". 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 IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Rubrik and HPE StoreOnce. See our Dell EMC Data Domain Boost vs. IBM ProtectTIER report.

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