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Pros
"It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication.""The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster.""The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.""The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing.""The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication.""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.""Good starting capacity and scalability.""I find the data to be most valuable."

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"The initial setup was relatively easy.""The stability of the product seems to be quite good.""It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.""Micro Focus Data Protector's most valuable feature is its interaction with the fiber share. It is easy to use, we use it to back up without any problem to VTLs, and can use the Fiber Channel that is still the TCP.""What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.""The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see integration with public cloud.""First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex.""The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved.""Its management can be improved.""I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud.""They still have hardware different from the software.""It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection."

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"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.""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.""The scheduler setup could be better. We are facing some issues scheduling the job based on our requirements.""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.""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.""VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.""The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated""I would like to see a better user interface in the next release."

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"Its price is reasonable.""The price is on the high side.""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.""Becoming more expensive."

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

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The price is a bit steep. We pay for the support every three years.
Top Answer: The price is on the high side. I would like to see integration with public cloud.
Top Answer: Micro Focus Data Protector's most valuable feature is its interaction with the fiber share. It is easy to use, we use it to back up without any problem to VTLs, and can use the Fiber Channel that is… more »
Top Answer: The product is reasonably priced. It's not too expensive.
Top Answer: In terms of what can be improved, I would say integrations with MongoDB. We use MongoDB and we need to go to scripts to do backups. We need more integrations. The feature I would like to see in the… more »
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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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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 Firm31%
Insurance Company19%
Computer Software Company13%
Logistics Company6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise45%
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Large Enterprise76%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise58%
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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 12 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0, 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, Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and Bacula Enterprise.

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