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"I find the data to be most valuable.""The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster.""The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.""The most valuable feature is the inline data deduplication.""The stability is excellent.""The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication.""It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication.""The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing."

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"This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.""Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent.""The product makes it easy to restore data.""The ease-of-use in general is great.""The solution is stable.""I have found the overall features of the solution very good and there is the option to backup to the cloud.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""Veritas Backup Exec is easily managed."

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Cons
"Its management can be improved.""When you use Data Domain, you have to have at least 20% free space so it can work properly. Sometimes we struggle with that, because we wanted to use all the free space, but then Data Domain becomes really slow. I understand that 20% is needed to process all the data, and doing the duplication and compression and all that, but it would be a big improvement if they did not require that 20%, because it is just too much to have available.""It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection.""I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud.""I would like to see integration with public cloud.""They still have hardware different from the software.""The price could be improved.""First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex."

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"One area that needs improvement is SQL backup. Backup Exec doesn't support higher availability.""The pricing of the solution is a bit high.""Something within the software itself isn't quite right. There may be a bug or glitch. It will work fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it just tanks.""The price of this solution is very high.""They can improve the reporting component. The reports aren't user-friendly at all. You have to download them to Excel to get statistics.""The integration with SaaS applications like Office 365 needs to be improved.""It could be improved in the area of reporting and ease-of-use.""At the moment, we have a very complex environment. It would take some time to deploy an environment like ours from scratch."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "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 price is on the high side."
  • "Becoming more expensive."
  • "The solution is expensive. However, if you pay less you receive less, it is cost-effective."
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  • "It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "This product is priced for smaller customers."
  • "There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
  • "It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam."
  • "The pricing can be improved."
  • "Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.
    Top Answer: 
    The solution was cheap; now it's becoming more expensive. For example, if you buy it for 10 terabytes, you have to buy 10 terabyte also of software for it. It's called the capacity software. It… more »
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    Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
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    Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
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    Also Known As
    DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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    Overview
    EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems continue to revolutionize disk backup, archiving, and disaster recovery with high-speed, inline deduplication. EMC Data Domain Operating System is intelligence behind EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. DD OS powers the industry's most efficient, scalable, reliable, cloud-ready protection storage platform.

    Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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    Sample Customers
    The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Logistics Company6%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer10%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Commvault and Rubrik.

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