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We performed a comparison between DD Boost and NetApp FAS 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.

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633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"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.""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.""It's a stable solution."

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"The solution is easy to use.""I like it. When it is up and running, it does the job.""NetApp FAS is highly stable and reliable, especially under a heavy load. That is what I like most about the NetApp.""Can use both SAN and NAS at the same time.""The file sharing feature is most valuable.""Flexible and reliable storage solution with multiple features such as cloning, replication, and deduplication. Data migration can be done without any performance implications on the production systems.""I like the unified management feature because sometimes you end up running a single protocol on the entire system.""It's an easy product to use that is stable and has good performance."

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"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.""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.""The solution doesn't scale. If you hit your capacity, you need to buy a new device."

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"Its licensing cost can be improved.""The user interface could be improved to have better graphics and the performance analyzer could be better.""For long term partnership in Myanmar, the local warehouse should be built in Myanmar that's something I'd like to see. We have some issues with supply so there is sometimes a delay in getting the hardware.""No other area for improvement comes to mind other than its price. Making the price more attractive will help this solution have a bigger market share.""Interfacing with the cloud environment could be better. I want to be able to move some cloud volume and integrate it seamlessly with my home on-premise storage. Sometimes I have issues with port permissions. NetApp probably needs to improve more on the integration side from on-premise to the cloud.""I think this kind of infrastructure is mostly obsolete. To keep up with developments in this space, you need to move all these features to an All-Flash solution.""The NetApp FAS Series is not as high-performing and is not as fast. Its speed needs improvement, but this could only be done if it's an all-flash solution.""There is no NetApp infrastructure set up here in Greece."

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  • "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."
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  • "It is expensive."
  • "I don't recall the price, but in general, pricing can always be better."
  • "It's not cheap, but at the same time, it's also inexpensive. It's somewhere in between."
  • "We purchased it for four years, and it wasn't expensive. It was reasonable. Every company has a different agreement with NetApp. We got everything we wanted with all the bells and whistles and all the features and functionalities."
  • "The NetApp FAS series price is very competitive compared to other solutions on the market it is a good choice."
  • "NetApp FAS Series could be less expensive."
  • "We are on a perpetual license."
  • "It definitely depends on the contract. It depends on where you buy it from, which features are you going to use, and what is your personal benefit of the features that you plan to use for the system."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We have licenses that last five years. After that, we may get new devices. We tend to get a big discount with our licensing once we choose to upgrade. The pricing is not bad.
    Top Answer:The deduplication is very bad on this solution. After 85% the utilization gets very bad. The solution doesn't scale. If you hit your capacity, you need to buy a new device. Technical support has… more »
    Top Answer:Have you considered a NetApp FAS Storage for your NAS needs? I am sure it fits very well.
    Top Answer:Reliable storage solution with an easy setup. It has high availability and makes single file restoration easy. It also has good stability and scalability.
    Top Answer:We have considered upgrading to an All-Flash solution but when we evaluated the cost-benefit we discovered that we don't have enough money to invest in it. To maintain the same technology with… more »
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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.

    NetApp FAS Series offers powerful, affordable, flexible data storage for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. NetApp FAS Series, named a 'Champion' and 'Best in Overall Value' by Info-Tech Research Group, is affordable, and is a more powerful storage platform than other systems in its class.
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    Children's Hospital Central California, Plex Systems, PDF PNI Digital Media, Denver Broncos, PDF KSM Legal, Clayton Companies, Virginia Community College
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Company Size
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise25%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    DD Boost vs. NetApp FAS Series
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DD Boost vs. NetApp FAS Series and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    DD Boost is ranked 7th in Deduplication Software with 5 reviews while NetApp FAS Series is ranked 3rd in Deduplication Software with 16 reviews. DD Boost is rated 8.6, while NetApp FAS Series is rated 8.4. 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 NetApp FAS Series writes "Reliable, scalable, and stable storage solution which offers multiple features". DD Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Veritas NetBackup Appliance, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell Avamar and Quantum DXi Series, whereas NetApp FAS Series is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), IBM FlashSystem, HPE StorageWorks MSA, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Hitachi NAS. See our DD Boost vs. NetApp FAS Series report.

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