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We performed a comparison between DD Boost and Veritas NetBackup Appliance 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.
To learn more, read our detailed DD Boost vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance Report (Updated: May 2024).
771,212 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"The dependable protocol and stability of DD Boost are its most valuable characteristics. We encountered no connectivity issues when connecting the backup appliance to DD Boost, and we received no customer complaints about this aspect. Primarily, the smooth communication and connectivity between the server and storage were the main strengths.""It's a stable solution.""The most valuable features are the performance and the duplication.""The traditional storage node and VPN setups are still viable options, but DD Boost offers a premium option with additional advantages. If available, adopting DD Boost can be a good choice.""DD Boost's best features are deduplication and compression.""Overall, scalability is great.""The solution is very easy to manage. That's its most valuable feature.""There are no limitations when it comes to the scalability feature of the product. You can scale up or scale down however much you want."

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"The solution uses minimal resources.""The tool is easy to use, stable, and performs well, but it depends on the environment where it is deployed. It is leaning more toward huge enterprises where it is positioned. It needs to be as easy as others but addresses more complex requirements.""It is easy to use and the performance is good.""NetBackup Appliance's most valuable feature is the duplication encryption standard feature.""The NetBackup appliance features customized software that is designed for storage.""The solution is useful for backups.""The tool's most valuable feature is recovery.""Compared to a homemade installation, this appliance is very stable."

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Cons
"If you are using it with Recovery Manager, there are certain limitations. If those limitations are addressed, productivity will improve.""The product has low capacity.""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.""The solution doesn't scale. If you hit your capacity, you need to buy a new device.""Though the customer uses the product, they don't receive active support from DD Boost even though they pay for it.""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.""DD Boost is a bit expensive."

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"It's an expensive solution.""Veritas NetBackup Appliance could improve the configuration, it could be more user-friendly.""The challenge arose due to a space issue. The issue was related to disk breaks, especially when power cuts occurred. One of the disks would break, leading to a loss of functionality.""The scalability isn't great. Every time you want to add storage, you can't just add a little bit, you need to add a lot.""The only drawback for NetBackup, and of course for Veritas, is that they have stuck to the same environment and to the same UI - User Interface. This needs to be improved in future releases. It needs to be more dynamic.""The hybrid model is not that efficient if we want to off-site data; it takes a lot of time to upload the data on a regular basis.""I would like the ability to recover a single folder within the backup of a virtual machine.""We had some problems with the backup of the physical server."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The licensing costs for this solution are very high."
  • "The licensing costs are approximately 150,00 Saudi Riyals."
  • "The price of this solution is very high compared to other solutions."
  • "It costs more to license support for this solution, compared to others."
  • "Appliances do not come cheaply."
  • "Overall, Veritas is a good solution; the problem is the cost."
  • "I cannot say whether our licensing costs are on a monthly or annual basis, as we have a global contract."
  • "The licenses are purchased on appliances with the capacity they require."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The time taken for backup is very fast.
    Top Answer:If you are using it with Recovery Manager, there are certain limitations. If those limitations are addressed, productivity will improve. If you're not following the instructions provided by NMDA for… more »
    Top Answer:The tool's most valuable feature is recovery.
    Top Answer:Veritas NetBackup Appliance needs to improve its security. It needs to ensure that it is 100 percent protected against cyberattacks.
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    Overview

    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.

    Veritas NetBackup Appliance is a comprehensive data protection solution that combines hardware and software into a single, integrated platform. It offers scalable storage capacity, high-performance backup and recovery, and advanced deduplication technology. With its intuitive user interface and centralized management, it simplifies data protection operations and reduces administrative overhead. 

    The appliance supports a wide range of applications, databases, and operating systems, ensuring comprehensive protection for both physical and virtual environments. It also provides seamless integration with cloud storage, enabling organizations to leverage the benefits of hybrid cloud backup. 

    With its robust security features and built-in resiliency, the Veritas NetBackup Appliance ensures the integrity and availability of critical data, making it an ideal choice for businesses of all sizes.

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    Buyer's Guide
    DD Boost vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance
    May 2024
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    DD Boost is ranked 4th in Deduplication Software with 32 reviews while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is ranked 6th in Deduplication Software with 47 reviews. DD Boost is rated 8.6, while Veritas NetBackup Appliance is rated 8.0. 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 Veritas NetBackup Appliance writes "Offers good connectivity, easy to use and stable solution ". DD Boost is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell Avamar, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Quantum DXi Series, whereas Veritas NetBackup Appliance is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), ExaGrid EX Series, HPE StoreOnce and Veeam Backup & Replication. See our DD Boost vs. Veritas NetBackup Appliance report.

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