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

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Cons
"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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"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."

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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.""It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it."

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

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Questions from the Community
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.
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.
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DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
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Overview
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.
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.
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The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
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
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Financial Services Firm29%
Insurance Company14%
Computer Software Company14%
Logistics Company7%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company7%
Government7%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise77%
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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 17 reviews while ExaGrid EX Series is ranked 14th in Deduplication Software with 1 review. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.6, while ExaGrid EX Series is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Reliable solution that reduces the time and effort required to manage the system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExaGrid EX Series writes "Useful landing zone feature, fast setup, and reliable". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Rubrik, whereas ExaGrid EX Series is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, NetApp FAS Series, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Quantum DXi Series and Dell EMC Avamar.

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