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"The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly.""The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster.""It is very fast as compared to the other competitors. Its simplicity and bit rate are also valuable. It takes less time if we compare it with the old solution that we have.""The solution is very scalable.""The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication.""It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication."

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"The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.""Data Protector is very good at automation. From the time of the backup, verification, and copy to tape, it is very good. I don't need to touch it, it will do it by itself.""Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration.""The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.""The stability of the product seems to be quite good.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file."

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"I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud.""First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex.""Its management can be improved.""The price could be improved.""When you use Data Domain, you have to have at least 20% free space so it can work properly. Sometimes we struggle with that, because we wanted to use all the free space, but then Data Domain becomes really slow. I understand that 20% is needed to process all the data, and doing the duplication and compression and all that, but it would be a big improvement if they did not require that 20%, because it is just too much to have available.""It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection."

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"I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement.""If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam.""In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on.""The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated""VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.""Other tools seem to be easier to use.""Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability.""I would like to see a better user interface in the next release."

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"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 pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale.""The solution requires paying for a license.""Our licensing is on a capacity basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication.
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection. It could be more competitively priced.
Top Answer: It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.
Top Answer: The product is reasonably priced. It's not too expensive.
Top Answer: It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.
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Also Known As
DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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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.

Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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Sample Customers
The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm27%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company13%
Logistics Company7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Healthcare Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise43%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise77%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise60%
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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 7 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 29th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.2, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Rubrik, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and Bacula Enterprise.

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