We performed a comparison between DD Boost and ExaGrid EX Series 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.
"Scalable and stable solution for backup purposes, with good encryption and huge data conversion features."
"The most valuable features are the performance and the duplication."
"It's a stable solution."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"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."
"DD Boost's best features are deduplication and compression."
"One of the main features is the landing zone, it is a particular space where the information is not duplicated."
"It is a solid and a quite simple solution, which is a good combination. The customers like the simplicity and its scale-out capacity. They like the support pricing, and even the extension capacity pricing, a fixed price, which the executive is offering in Czech market."
"The solution easily integrates with the backup targets, such as Veeam."
"The solution doesn't scale. If you hit your capacity, you need to buy a new device."
"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."
"It would be good if the product could be useful not just for general backup. Its pricing is also expensive, and it can be a difficult application, particularly when you need to write a script for anything you would like to do."
"Integration could be better."
"DD Boost's technical support could be better."
"The solution could improve by switching to a flash-type solution rather than the spinning drives that they currently use. However, we have not had any failure with the spinning drives. The flash-type drives are more up-to-date and are something that is in their roadmap."
"The one place where we are sometimes losing the opportunity with ExaGrid is that a few customers still require a fiber channel connectivity, which is not always possible."
"When speaking about a scale-out, you want to have better equipment. You cannot just add a disc to the foreign equipment. You have to buy another one and put it together, like parallel."
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.
DD Boost is ranked 7th in Deduplication Software with 6 reviews while ExaGrid EX Series is ranked 9th in Deduplication Software with 3 reviews. DD Boost is rated 8.8, while ExaGrid EX Series is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of DD Boost writes "Very fast with good dashboards and has the potential for discounted pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExaGrid EX Series writes "Good simplicity and scale-out capacity". DD Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell Avamar and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas ExaGrid EX Series is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, NetApp FAS Series and Quantum DXi Series. See our DD Boost vs. ExaGrid EX Series report.
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