Brief overview of Data Domain
Sam Majam | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 29, 2019

Brief overview of Data Domain

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Data Domain

Data Domain is used across the whole organization as part of our Data Protection solution. It is used in conjunction with Avamar as back-end storage.
  • The deduplication is fantastic. We are currently seeing total compression factors in the mid to upper 50s.
  • The platform is very reliable and stable.
  • It backs up a wide variety of enterprise apps (e.g. legacy applications, UNIX, iSeries, open systems etc) or your primary storage.
  • It can be expensive to implement, especially when used in conjunction with other applications/hardware such as Avamar.
  • The TCO can be high, especially when it needs its storage expanded.
  • Recovery speeds can be slow (compared to other solutions) for when recovery is time sensitive.
  • Positive: The high compression (58.0x) and data reduction (98.3%) have allowed us to optimize the storage for efficient usage.
  • Negative: even after adding capacity, we are running out of space. Adding capacity adds to the overall TCO (e.g. lease cost).
Newer solutions maybe faster at backup and restores, but due to Data Domain's longevity in the backup arena and the wide array of platforms it can protect, we are happy with Data Domain for the kind of applications and systems we currently have in use.
Data Domain is best suited for environments that have a wide range of applications in use from legacy to modern. For example, environments that have a mainframe, ERP, and open systems with a large data footprint.
Due to the price point, it may not be well suited for environments that are mostly virtualized with a small data footprint.

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
8
Live recovery
6
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
9
Multiple backup destinations
8
Incremental backup identification
7
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
Not Rated
Flexible deployment
4
Management dashboard
8
Platform support
9
Retention options
8
Encryption
Not Rated