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