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EMC is very expensive for small customers. For enterprise-level companies, like banks, it offers a good price.
It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it.
The licensing was not an issue because it is related to the software part. I'm not really sure about the price, because I think we've gotten a discount as we are partners.
Its price is reasonable.
The price point is high. That said, they're competing with other products like Veritas, so in that sense, the price is good, or, maybe typical. And yet, whenever we are competing with some legacy type of product, the price difference is huge. It's a premium product and so the pricing is somewhat expected. In terms of scaling, the price is difficult to pin down. IF you buy 4 terabytes, it's not so easy to upgrade to 16. YOu cannot add shells. So users should scale up, to avoid hitting limits down the road. The standard of Data Domain is typically 32 terabytes in terms of sizing.
I can't say I am very happy with the cost of the EMC product because we also have got a Veritas product. The comparison is that the EMC Data Domain solution is more expensive than the Veritas and they have similar capabilities. We were satisfied at the time we made the purchase of the EMC product, but subsequently, we went in a different direction. We added another product because we decided the price was too high for the original solution and to continue to add licenses. We are running both environments now.
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.
There are a lot of different models and each one has a different price. Some models require spending more on additional fees.
In Naira it was about twenty-seven million (approximately $75,000 USD) for the implementation and maintenance cost for three years. All that is needed now is the maintenance cost.
Pricing is related to size. A lower range solution might be about $33,000. My customers use higher range versions with a price of around $100,000. That's the price for both the hardware and the software.
I don't know the exact pricing, but I believe the solution is costly. You may also need to pay for extra features above the standard licensing.
Licensing is available under per TB storage rates. Another level of licensing is available on technical support. There is a third licensing tier that includes more features. They are expensive but not complicated, i.e. more for high-end users. Reliability needs more cost.
I'm planning to renew my Data Domain solution and I want to compare it with other products.
I use it for secondary storage of my backup and also for file sharing (SMB, CIFS).
What alternative products would you recommend?
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