Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) Competitors and Alternatives

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AbhishekKumar2
Real User
IT Team Leader at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 04 2019

What is most valuable?

For traditional setups, you need to have one separate media server plus you need maybe a data domain or some kind of storage. If you use the NetBackup Appliance you do not need to have separate media… more»

What needs improvement?

We've only been using the solution for one year, and since we've installed it, it's been running fine, so I don't have any complaints about it so far. It could be improved if it was easier to run some… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't know anything specific in regards to pricing, but I do have friends that say there's an IBM solution that's less expensive than NetBackup.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used EMC Data Domain. We switched because we required an additional media server, and were using new hardware which was isolated for media server purposes. Since this solution could also… more»

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We only ever made an evaluation between EMC Data Domain, our previous solution, and NetBackup.
Systemdmn67
Real User
System Admin at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 13 2019

What is most valuable?

It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that wanted to backup.

What needs improvement?

It was challenging to back up our Exchange database, which is one of the reasons we did not continue using this solution. It was very tough, and a case of having to contact the Microsoft Partner Network. Technical support needs to be improved. We could not integrate this solution with our tape… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were not able to back up the Exchange database with this solution. In the end, we had to discontinue using it. We switched to EMC Data Domain, and the cost was one of the factors that influenced our decision.

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… more»
Dmitriy Zhukovskjiy
Real User
Director of Server Department at IT-Integrator
Sep 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are deduplication and compression. This is a user-friendly solution.

What needs improvement?

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The solution that we suggest to our customers depends on their infrastructure. For example, if they have HP infrastructure then we propose HPE StoreOnce, but if they have a Dell Infrastructure then we might propose Dell EMC Data Domain. Normally, if they have a Microsoft Infrastructure then we… more»
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