Chris ChilderhoseLead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON
Anonymous UserPrincipal Architect Infrastructure Solutions at a recruiting/HR firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"As our organization functions, we have a total of 2500+ primary sites and 6300+ secondary sites. All of our entire backup systems are totally dependent on this product. EMC Data Domain is very reliable and there are no issues using it since 2015."
"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."
"This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support."
"The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror."
"The most important features are SnapVault, Snapshots, and SnapMirror."
"For us, the greatest aspect of the solution is the fact that it just runs. It is amazingly resilient. That's very important to us, because we are basically, with some exceptions, have a 24/7 operation."
"The most valuable feature is SnapMirror."
"Data consolidation and visualization."
"You can use different protocols at the same time. Monitoring is also very easy in NetApp FAS Series. There is a free tool for monitoring."
"The most valuable features are the NAS features and NetApp's excellent support."
"Dell EMC Data Domain needs to have better compatibility between NetWorker and the hardware. NetWorker is not as good as the other products which are currently on the market like Backup Exec."
"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."
"Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system."
"Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly."
"Technical support needs to be improved, as there are no longer partners in our country."
"The one aspect of the solution that's negative for us is also more unique to us due to the fact that we did a MetroCluster. The tiebreaker piece that does the monitoring of the two different locations, and determines if one is not talking to the network normally (or if it's truly down) is a little difficult. It feels like it was not designed from the beginning to fit well into the other pieces. It feels like it was thrown in at the last minute and it is not smooth."
"If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product."
"The solution could do more than just data."
"Its licensing cost can be improved."
"There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece."
"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."
"I've sold arrays for as little $20,000 USD and as high as $300,000 USD."
"It is expensive."
"I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better."
Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 17 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 6th in Deduplication Software with 8 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.6, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.6. 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 NetApp FAS Series writes "Resilient without disrupting the user experience and very stable". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell EMC PowerScale (Isilon), IBM FlashSystem, Qumulo, FreeNAS and HPE StorageWorks MSA. See our Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) vs. NetApp FAS Series report.
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