We performed a comparison between DD Boost and NetApp AltaVault 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.
"The backup aspect of the solution is its most valuable feature."
"The solution is quite scalable. An organization shouldn't have any problem expanding if they use this solution."
"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."
"This product's unique protocol make it superior to competing products and alternate solutions."
"The most valuable features are the performance and the duplication."
"DD Boost's best features are deduplication and compression."
"We can retain the data for a pretty long time."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is deduplication."
"The solution is very easy to use and it offers great support."
"The most valuable features of the solution stem from the fact that it is easy to use and integrate with whichever operating systems you use, providing you with a complete view, especially when you plan to migrate to some other operating system."
"The most valuable feature is the portability of large archived data. You're able to put things on large on-prem, low-cost storage and then augment that with even lower cost storage in the cloud."
"It's so easy to work with."
"You can store backups for a while."
"It's pretty simple. Once you set it, it goes; and then the idea of being able to get it to the cloud very quickly. It's kind of a set-it-forget-it."
"Most importantly is having that island into that datacenter, and being able to address things in the same console. Thus, it is irrelevant where it's stored."
"The deduplication engine. Right now, we're at about 10.5 to 11 times deduplication of our backup data."
"Integration could be better."
"The experience of restoring VMware or Veeam Backup is difficult, when the backup you are using is a solution for backup, which is already having a deduplication. When you try to restore from Data Domain, it doesn't work perfectly, because Data Domain is already having a deduplication as well."
"There are some limitations where you cannot use it as a shared server or as a file server, it is limited for the only backup."
"There are limitations when using the VTL protocol in extreme cases."
"The solution doesn't scale. If you hit your capacity, you need to buy a new device."
"The multi-tier functionality can be improved, but it is quite good. They could improve replication and perhaps support additional sharing network protocols. I would also like to see better implementation of NFS Version 3, but it is already implemented and quite usable as it is."
"The solution must provide better deduplication."
"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."
"There are some bits it could do better. With tighter integration maybe with Veeam, or something like that, it'd be really good."
"The solution needs faster indexing."
"What could be helpful is different user base authentication so then maybe we could allow different customers to point to a single appliance and they only see the backups and things that they have."
"More than a 500 volume limit. At the moment, it only supports up to 500 volumes for SnapMirror and that's a problem. We've got 750, so a larger limit for volume replicas for SnapMirror."
"I really want to partner it with the SnapCenter. We haven't implemented that yet. We're upgrading all of our stuff to the ONTAP 9, which you had to have."
"I would like to see more web support."
"More capacity with the basic model of the AltaVault would probably help out."
"NetApp's own competing products complicate things."
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.
NetApp AltaVault is a cloud-integrated storage solution created to increase recovery capabilities and lower cost and risks. It is better than traditional backup and recovery solutions because they are considerably slower, more expensive, risky, and can be too complex for the comprehension of many users. NetApp AltaVault solves issues related to backup, archival, and restoration. Compared to on-premises solutions, this software claims to be up to 90% less expensive while solving multiple issues related to data storage in the cloud. AltaVault presents three solutions to its customers: backup and recovery, cold storage and archives, and disaster recovery.
1. NetApp’s backup and recovery solution works with Kerne-Based Virtual Machine, Microsoft Hyper-V, and VMware vSphere, creating a solution for mid-sized businesses as well as for bigger companies that want to protect their offices in different locations. The usable local cache capacities of this solution range from 32TB to 383TB, providing clients with enough storage for their important data while giving them the option to retrieve it if something goes amiss.
2. NetApp AltaVault can be configured in cold storage mode and used for data that is not often used. The solution is scalable, thus allowing minimal costs for operating with cold data and allowing fast access to it at the same time.
3. AltaVault offers disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Your data will be secured on the cloud, providing you with a secure backup if the need for disaster recovery arises.
NetApp AltaVault’s many valued features include:
The benefits of using NetApp AltaVault include:
A Pre-sales Manager at a computer software company says NetApp AltaVault has fair pricing with a good GUI and a straightforward setup.
DD Boost is ranked 6th in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 12th in Deduplication Software with 2 reviews. DD Boost is rated 8.8, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of DD Boost writes "Achieve efficient backups with good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AltaVault writes "Good support and the ability to expand, but has competition from other internal products". DD Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Dell Avamar, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Commvault Cloud, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our DD Boost vs. NetApp AltaVault report.
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