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We performed a comparison between DD Boost and Dell Avamar based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Deduplication Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The solution is quite scalable. An organization shouldn't have any problem expanding if they use this solution.""The most valuable feature is the support for plug-ins.""The solution is very good because it is easy to use and it speeds up the backup and lowers the requirement for the storage rate. It is capable of encryption, compression, and deduplication and it is fast for sending all of the data over the network because it sends only the change blocks from the client to the DD server.""The time taken for backup is very fast.""It's a stable solution.""The solution is very easy to manage. That's its most valuable feature.""The solution can scale.""The most valuable feature of this solution is deduplication."

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"The tool's most valuable features are backup management and speed.""The installation of the solution is easy.""Duplication and the speed of backup are great.""Its deduplication technologies are the best in the market, currently.""It's a good solution.""We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less.""The solution is easy to use and has high performance.""Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage."

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"DD Boost could improve the solution by offering additional customizations that build upon existing features such as deduplication ratios. The primary objective of the solution is to create backups of existing data and push that data out to clients' backup systems. If they can make the process faster and introduce more enhancements, it would greatly benefit the backup environment.""Connectivity with the cloud and on-premises needs improved gateways.""The solution doesn't scale. If you hit your capacity, you need to buy a new device.""DD Boost is a bit expensive.""The main issue I've identified is that when backing up a final backup from the branch server, we don't have deduplication functionality.""My customer was interested in ransomware protection. Currently, Dell offers the Cyber Vault solution, which is separate from Data Domain. Ideally, ransomware protection would be integrated directly within DD Boost, without requiring an additional out-of-the-box solution. This feature is currently available with HPE's Zerto and Huawei's Ocean Protect with third-party products like PradoNet. While Cyber Vault exists as a separate solution from Data Domain, having some standard protection for immutable backups into DD Boost would be a valuable addition and make it more competitive with other vendors.""Some competitors may not allow the use of DD Boost with their data management systems. The application process is not determined at the source site but on the estimation side.""The solution could improve by adding more flexibility for the customers here in Thailand. Some of the small capacity models of the solution are not needed by our customers. There should be a more flexible version of the solution."

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"The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features.""Technical support should be more knowledgeable.""There are limitations when trying to use this solution with Hyper-V.""I have found the support from Dell EMC Avamar to be not as good as Veeam. The time it takes to receive support could be improved. However, once we have the support the agents are knowledgeable and helpful.""The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose.""What would make Dell Avamar better is if it can do faster backups because right now, PowerProtect Data Manager is better in this area with its new UI and a new way to implement backups. Customers nowadays also expect more up-to-date solutions, and this is another area for improvement in Dell Avamar. It's not as up-to-date, so I'm counting on PowerProtect Data Manager, but customers who have Dell Avamar don't want to switch because you don't have as many backup problems in Dell Avamar compared to other solutions. What I'd like to see in the next release of Dell Avamar is an updated UI and a different way to manage backups because currently, backup management is a bit heavy for customers using Dell Avamar.""It would be helpful if there was cloud support.""EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition."

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  • "We scale this product by adding licenses, which are related to capacity."
  • "The cost is monthly."
  • "The hardware platform is cost intense, so for small and mid-range, this product is not the best choice."
  • "The pricing is high compared to the competition and should be reconsidered."
  • "The solution is very good because it is easy to use and it speeds up the backup and lowers the requirement for the storage rate. It is capable of encryption, compression, and deduplication and it is fast for sending all of the data over the network because it sends only the change blocks from the client to the DD server."
  • "The solution comes with a capacity license and it is a one-time purchase. There are additional costs, such as support."
  • "Dell EMC Data Domain Boost is an expensive product. There are extra costs for support because every year, you have to renew your SLA for support, and the cost is always increasing."
  • "My company must pay approximately 10,000 USD annually, making it an expensive product."
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  • "It is very expensive. It's a trust based licensing. So that's an ethical challenge."
  • "This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount."
  • "I'm not sure, but perhaps the pricing could be done better at the moment."
  • "The price is the main thing I'd like to see them change. If they can come down in price, that would be a good thing. It's very cost competitive in the entry level range, because Veeam pricing is much cheaper than Avamar."
  • "It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years."
  • "Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model."
  • "When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem."
  • "The price of this product should be lower."
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    DD Boost software delivers an advanced level of integration with backup applications and data base utilities, enhancing performance and ease of use. Dell also provides a DD Boost File System Plug-In (BoostFS) with DD Boost for even greater application support, which enables all the benefits of DD Boost for applications that use NFS for data protection. Rather than sending all data to the system for deduplication processes, DD Boost enables the backup server or application client to send only unique data segments across the network to the system.

    Dell Avamar data protection software delivers flexible and efficient backup and recovery operations that can scale from daily backup protection for endpoints to high-performance protection for large enterprises with diverse applications and workloads. With application consistent recovery, automation and fast backup and restores, Avamar can help you meet your SLAs and optimize your backup and recovery processes

    If you are deploying all or part of your backup environment to the cloud, Avamar enables you to make the most of your cloud investment, enabling replication, disaster recovery and long-term retention for customers using AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.

    Avamar is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. Avamar is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.

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    Dodge County, St Laurence's College, FieldCore (a GE Company), Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Insurance Company20%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Photography Company13%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise20%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    DD Boost vs. Dell Avamar
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    Find out what your peers are saying about DD Boost vs. Dell Avamar and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    DD Boost is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 32 reviews while Dell Avamar is ranked 3rd in Deduplication Software with 81 reviews. DD Boost is rated 8.6, while Dell Avamar is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of DD Boost writes "Enhancing backup and recovery operations and accelerating backup and restore processes while seamlessly integrating with various backup software applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell Avamar writes "Stable, integrates well with other solutions, and has a good price, but its UI needs a refresh". DD Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Quantum DXi Series, whereas Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell NetWorker, Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) and Dell Data Protection Advisor. See our DD Boost vs. Dell Avamar report.

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