We performed a comparison between DD Boost and IBM ProtectTIER 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 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 most valuable features are the performance and the duplication."
"It's a stable solution."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"The solution is highly stable."
"Overall IBM ProtectTIER is a great solution. It is easy to use."
"Integration could be better."
"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."
"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."
"IBM ProtectTIER could improve by being more user-friendly."
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.
IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.
DD Boost is ranked 7th in Deduplication Software with 5 reviews while IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 14th in Deduplication Software with 2 reviews. DD Boost is rated 8.6, while IBM ProtectTIER is rated 0.0. 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 IBM ProtectTIER writes "Scalable, beneficial automatic workload transfer, and highly stable". DD Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell Avamar and ExaGrid EX Series, whereas IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik, ExaGrid EX Series and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. See our DD Boost vs. IBM ProtectTIER report.
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