Veritas NetBackup Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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MohamedDakn
Real User
General Manager responsible for IT Infrastructure and Operations at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The reliability of Data Domain was the most useful feature to me. Every piece of data is recorded multiple times in several devices in a cluster. If any hardware failure occurs, it does not impact the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product improved our system of backup by reducing the time and effort required to manage the system.

What needs improvement?

Spanning the time I worked with EMC Data Domain, I had no issues that suggested to me that it needed improvement. It was working fine, and anything I wanted to do with Data Domain, I could do it. So I… more»

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

One thing that anyone considering this solution has to realize is that it is expensive. It is expensive for a reason, but it is expensive.

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

Before using Data Domain, I was using a tape library. It was IBM Tape Library with LTO (Linear Tape-Open). We switched to EMC Data Domain because of the speed. Backing up data to a tape library is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Anyone considering using this solution will first need to make a proper assessment of their need for the data storage because this is misleading. Sometimes managers just make a simple assumption that… more»
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 27 2019

What is most valuable?

Data Domain Boost has a unique protocol. I don't think other vendors have a similar protocol and controls from the products I have had experience with. There are alternative solutions, but Data Domain… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Because of how it functions we do not have to make additional investment in hardware and services.

What needs improvement?

Like any product, it would be good to improve performance and the ease of dealing with operating the system. It needs a more familiar interface to make it easier to use for everyone. Other than that… more»

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

I think it is important that Dell reconsider the pricing. I don't know what we pay off-hand, but I do know that the pricing is high compared with other competing products.

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

We are actually using both Veritas and Data Domain simultaneously. Between these two, Data Domain is more efficient for me and very scalable. There is a limitation to the scalability at some point… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Dell EMC Data Domain Boost as a ten. I strongly recommend this product for all its capabilities. I do self-study… more»
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