Data Domain for a seamless DR
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 16, 2017

Data Domain for a seamless DR

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Data Domain

We moved to backup with Data Domain after using several other products, for us the decision was a no-brainer we are an EMC shop and tied with networker. Data Domain was a seamless integration into our storage and backup strategy. It helped us address moving to a no tape backup and cross-site replication strategy.
  • Cross-site replication.
  • Easily maintained, organized and replicated backup schedules and policies.
  • Deduplication is amazing, we are seeing in some cases with OS and file 22:1 dedupe.
  • VMware integration from a restoration perspective.
  • Initial ingestion for data can get bloated at first it would be nice to see a better estimation of what you most likely will see after dedupe and compression completes.
  • Better data aging and deletion capabilities, we see periodic bloating with lower retention policies.
  • We were able to immediately discontinue our remote tape storage and TBU maintenance.
  • Reduced backup footprint in the data center.
  • It is costly to expand so buy it with a purpose.
I have used NetBackup, CommVault, Tivoli, and Actifio in my previous environments. With Data Domain I am not constantly babysitting my backup to make sure it is not choking and dying and we are not bound by the same channel lane path constraints most backup software and hardware works on. By far the initial cost has been more than made up for with the time not being dedicated to backup.
Data Domain allowed us to move to a tapeless backup environment and with the product located in multiple sites we were able to achieve a cross-site replication policy that protects our data and intellectual property in a geographically diverse manner while maintaining corporate retention policies. I would say unless you are a shop that has retention policies that are low enough to keep copies in your facilities this product may not be capable for your needs.

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10