Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) Competitors and Alternatives

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AbhishekKumar2
IT Team Leader at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Aug 4, 2019
Helps reduce hardware costs and offers good performance

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a media server and for storing data.

Pros and Cons

  • "If you use the NetBackup Appliance you do not need to have separate media servers and hardware. You can configure the same storage as a media server and master server as well as a storage port. This helps to reduce the hardware costs of the media server."
  • "With technical support, it feels like they aren't well trained and it takes forever to get answers out of them."

What other advice do I have?

If you are using NetBackup software on the same appliance you can expect good performance. In terms of the solution, you may need to log cases with different vendors if you have a different storage solution. However, if you have the NetBackup appliance and it doesn't need backup software you can create logs with the same technical support. It makes it easy for coordination. You can eliminate redundancies if you have a single vendor. I would rate this solution eight out of ten.
reviewer1359462
Principal Architect Infrastructure Solutions at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Jul 28, 2020
Straightforward to set up and it scales well

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and NetApp FAS is one of the infrastructure-related products that we implement for our clients. Our customers' use cases vary, where some of them use it as a backup target and others use it for the general workload. The primary use case is probably for general workload.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is SnapMirror."
  • "If our customer needs a high-performance storage solution then we don't recommend this product."

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of this product depends on the use cases and the environment. For places where we sell it, it fits well. In places where it doesn't fit well, we would typically go with another solution like NetApp All-Flash storage, or something from another vendor. My advice for anybody who is implementing the NetApp FAS series is to make sure that it's the proper fit. Perform a detailed sizing analysis prior to making the purchase. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Systemdmn67
System Admin at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Sep 13, 2019
Easy to deploy and has good capabilities but the technical support needs to improve

What is our primary use case?

We recently stopped using this solution but it was being used to back up our servers and client machines. We were using an on-premises deployment.

Pros and Cons

  • "It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that you wanted to backup."
  • "It was challenging to back up our Exchange database, which is one of the reasons we did not continue using this solution."

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend. It is a good product. It's stable, it is easy to deploy, and the visibility of the backup and restore is good. If I had my way then we would be using this solution for other applications and we would be running them side-by-side as a comparison. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Dmitriy Zhukovskjiy
Director of Server Department at IT-Integrator
Real User
Top 20
Sep 11, 2019
User-friendly with good deduplication and compression capabilities

What is our primary use case?

We are an IT integration company and this is a solution that we sell to our customers. This solution is used for backing up data related to both central customers and branch customers. Our experience is with an on-premises deployment model.

Pros and Cons

  • "This is a user-friendly solution."
  • "I would like to see an emphasis placed on making data deduplication and compression more powerful."

What other advice do I have?

HPE does not have a backup solution because they sold it to Micro Focus. It would be better if they had all of the components including the server, storage, and backup. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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