Compare EMC Data Domain vs. NetApp FAS Series

EMC Data Domain is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 2nd in Deduplication Software with 19 reviews. EMC Data Domain is rated 8.4, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of EMC 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 "Double-parity RAID guarantees that our data stays intact". EMC Data Domain is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik and EMC Avamar, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with EMC Isilon, IBM Storwize and HPE StorageWorks MSA. See our EMC Data Domain vs. NetApp FAS Series report.
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Pros
This is a superior and reliable backup system that can handle large capacities with little management.The backup is very secure. The deduplication using EMC is very good. We are able to make systems and handle random cloning. EMC is a very stable solution for making backups.The product provides good backup and compression services.The solution's most valuable feature is the integrated deduplication function.It's very easy to use the domain once it's been set up. The interface is also user-friendly.The most valuable features are the deduplication and compression and the Data Domain Boost.We have never had any issues with Data Domain. It has been stable.The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment takes about two weeks.

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The most valuable feature for us is the combining of HA and SnapMirror.This solution provides us with easy management and great vendor support.One of the most valuable features offered is double-parity RAID, which guarantees that your data will stay intact. We're also able to provision storage and monitor which ones are really consuming storage.It is good to have a unified storage where you can have block and file level protocols.The initial setup was so straightforward. It was well-documented.It is very flexible. It integrates well with the public cloud and other components, so everything can be API driven. Therefore, it is very easy to automate it.Using the built-in Snapshots and SnapMirror technology, we were able to have better working data protection locally and off-site.The storage efficiency provided a maximum savings in our storage utilization.

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The product lacks some security features that would make it more stand-alone and integrated.They should reduce the CPC cost to customers. The product is becoming very expensive.The licensing model was the biggest concern for our company, but the poor support after the initial implementation is of equal concern.The pricing could be better, but it's still not too expensive.The firmware upgrades could be simplified. I'm in the process of struggling to upgrade right now.We have had deduplication and replication issues. When we used another backup software we noticed that it didn't have the same issues.We are not able to deal directly with the OEM we have to go to their partners in Nigeria.The pricing model needs to be improved.

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Currently, the newest release is not HCI friendly.Dedicated storage efficiency accelerators could improve the overall performance of the system.I would like to see less latency and higher IOPS.It lacks automatic tiering, When you use data, some of it goes cold. It is not hot data, so the system should automatically move that data to the SATA, while the hot data is kept on tier-one, the SaaS or SSD drives.The only downside is in ease in management; it is not easy to use.It's not a cheap system. It is very expensive. The pricing has been ridiculous every time that we had to renew the support.We would like to have further integration with some backup products. They have some of them already, but there could be more.The AutoSupport could be improved to be more proactive in certain cases.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This is one of the more expensive backup solutions on the market.There are many options in the pricing structure which can cause some confusion and necessitate the purchase of additional licensing.In Naira it was twenty-five or twenty-seven million (approximately $75,000 USD) for the implementation and maintenance cost for three years.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.It is expensive, but the performance and deduplication cover for the cost.

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The scalability is pretty good, but it's too expensive.The price, compared to competitors, is quite high.Cost effective storage for all performance levels (including all-flash).The only area that could be improved is to lower prices for their All Flash FAS.The price it not low, but comparing features to other vendors, the price can be balanced.There are products available in market with comparatively lower costs.Most storage vendors also have software, or licensing bundles, which may offer the required licenses considerably cheaper, but do also maybe offer licenses, which are not needed.The process for going to cluster mode is expensive.

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Reviews
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8.3
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Comparisons
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19
Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
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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.NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.
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Sample Customers
The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York MetsChildren's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm40%
Insurance Company20%
Logistics Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Manufacturing Company12%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Healthcare Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Retailer11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Company Size
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise42%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise55%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise68%
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