EMC Data Domain Scalability

MohamedDakn
General Manager responsible for IT Infrastructure and Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This is a very scalable solution. Whenever we needed to we could add new nodes with minimal effort and keep the same data structure. Defining the number of users for the system is a little tricky because only the backup administrators actually use the Data Domain solution to do the backup procedures for the whole bank as a company. So the actual number of users of the product — hands-on — is around three people. But these three people are doing backups for many systems that are centrally connected to Data Domain. These many systems have around 300 total servers which go through the backup process. Each one of those 300 servers contains data from many users and transactions. In a way, our implementation of this product is serving many thousands of customers, and it can serve many thousands more. So, yes, I think it is very scalable. View full review »
Ghayur Abbas
Manager Networks & Messaging Systems at TCS
The scalability is there. If you need more storage you can add more boxes of the hard drives and get scalability for multiple terabytes. We do not have users on this solution, only the data backups are initiating on this product. Any user is not interacting with this device. We only require two people for maintenance. One is the primary, the second works as a backup or alternate staff. Overall, scalability depends on the backup size. If the backup exceeds more than 80% of the storage, we need to add more. It allocates space for more hard drives to begin setup easily. View full review »
Jayson Martin
Data Storage Manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution is centralized to the company or business process, so I don't really have users using it as an application. I've got one division — a team — that takes care of data protection which makes use of Data Domain services. View full review »
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Adams Rasheed
Information Technology Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Data Domain is scalable, the appliance can be expanded at any point in time. View full review »
Abdelrahman Mohamed
Senior Sales Engineer at a tech services company
The solution can scale up to one petabyte right now. It's very good for enterprise-level organizations. I think this level of scale is still only for cloud providers. It's not for every customer. If I am a cloud provider or internet service provider, I can use it, as my scale is very, very, large. With any other company, you will not need more than 200 kilobytes. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
No issues encountered as we added a second shelf of disks without bringing the head unit down. View full review »
Sajid Khan
Oracle Application DBA at social insurance organizaton
The solution is easy to scale. We have nine people on it and they are all system admins. We are planning to increase usage and to increase the license. View full review »
Ashraf Ali
Senior Software Support Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
In terms of the scalability, I would rate it a ten out of ten. It's better than average. View full review »
Kenneth Etsula
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution isn't very scalable from what I understand, but I haven't attempted to scale the solution myself. We only have about ten IT personnel on it. View full review »
Asem Hamamdi
Senior Data Center Admin at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Scalability isn't the best. View full review »
Storemgr67
Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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