IBM ProtectTIER Competitors and Alternatives

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Professional: Storage Administration at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 06 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would be the high deduplication ratios, capable of 20 or more to 1 dedup ratio in a real-world backup environment. It seems to work very good for long retention times, even if there is little use, but sometimes you... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my previous organization, it removed the need for manual tape swapping. Hence, it removed the need for actual tape changers to be at 50 separate remote sites, leading to huge savings for the company. Also, offsite tape storage is replaced... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them add the ability to turn on/turn off global deduplication and etc. Currently, only VTL-level deduplication is supported properly, while there seems to be some part of global deduplication working. However, in some rare... more»
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Sr. Enterprise Storage Engineer at Providence Health & Services
Dec 15 2017

What do you think of NetApp FAS Series?

Primary Use Case NAS for the enterprise including unstructured data, EPIC Systems + the other 3,520 applications. I love those innovative healthcare data solutions that let me securely manage vast amounts of patient data (32.9 PB), use and share it enterprise-wide, and gain efficiency of scale through cloud solutions and virtualization. • Improvements to My Organization Home directory access & Innovative clinical data and IT storage solutions from NetApp to share patient data across the continuum of care. Through improved flexibility and efficiency, NetApp solutions helps improve my healthcare workflows so you can deliver better patient care • Valuable Features Powerful Easy to use High availability DFM OCI Data fabric FPolicy Cluster-mode Hybrid cloud...
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Dell EMC
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Real User
Implementation Unit at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 21 2016

What is most valuable?

Live Volume, Chargeback, Sync Replication, Fast Track.

How has it helped my organization?

Additional features like Live Volume, Chargeback, Sync Replication and Fast Track makes this storage unique. Moreover, you can integrate your existing infrastructure--no matter whether it's FC or FCoE or iSCSI--with this unified storage... more»

What needs improvement?

Improvement is a continuous process for every technology. Similarly, Compellent is improving its software (Storage Center) and releases updated version often.
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Solutions Architect at McMillan LLP
Apr 09 2018

What is most valuable?

I would rate it at 5/5 as the deduplication and compression of the device for backups is outstanding. We have about 55TB total space on the Data Domain which we send Veeam backups to and we have sent over 200TB to the array. The Deduplication... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This allows our organization to send more data to this device compared to others. It also allows us a fast recovery of files or Virtual Machines if needed being on-premise.

What needs improvement?

The processing capabilities I believe could be improved, however, we have an older unit DD670 and newer units may have already improved upon this.

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