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"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."

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"The predictive analytics are great and the reporting is awesome.""They have great support.""It's not easy to scale it.""I really like the reporting options you get for various email reports."

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"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."

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"If the interface could be less complex, it is would be great.""I would like to see the real-time replication process improved, and a zero RPO feature added.""It seems like Unitrends moved away from enterprise customer engagement and moved more towards the managed service provider market.""I would like to see more storage options for the free version."

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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."

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"Their licensing depended on the number of CPUs you had.""With respect to cost, my advice is to get what you need."

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Top Answer: I agree with the other answers - With Data Domain, you still require a software solution to go with the back-end storage. I.e., Avamar, Networker, etc. Rubrik is a Software Defined Solution or can… more »
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: Both can be used to run a backup/replication. In the case of Veeam it's a backup software that can be used to set up your data protection policies: what to backup (data set, save set, etc.), how often… more »
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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.Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.
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The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York MetsNHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
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Financial Services Firm29%
Computer Software Company21%
Insurance Company14%
Logistics Company7%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Wireless Company15%
Non Tech Company15%
Wellness & Fitness Company10%
Marketing Services Firm10%
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider17%
Construction Company8%
Government8%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise39%
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Large Enterprise81%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise46%
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Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 17 reviews while Unitrends is ranked 31st in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 8.6, while Unitrends 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 Unitrends writes "An easy-to-use solution; lacks clear cloud unification and direction". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault, whereas Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Cohesity DataProtect, Rubrik and Nakivo.

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