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"The solution is very scalable.""I find the data to be most valuable.""Good starting capacity and scalability.""The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing.""The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication.""The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster.""The stability is excellent.""The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly."

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"The features we use for the data deduplication are nice because we're able to back up a much larger amount of data, yet it doesn't necessarily take up that much data on the devices.""Data deduplication and replication would be the top two features. The encryption and cloud tiering are also attractive for the future.""QoreStor has helped us to reduce our backup storage requirements on-premises. We've been using the same devices for quite a while, and so it lets us keep using them as opposed to having to rip out all that hardware and create a new on-prem solution. The advantage here is even if we had to retire the hardware tomorrow, the QoreStor part doesn't change. We just have to have additional hardware and put the solution back on whatever hardware we pick and it'll do the same thing.""The dedupe and compression are pretty extreme. On disk, we're getting dedupe rates of up to 65 percent of data and compression of 34 percent. When you go to the cloud, it's more like 76 percent for dedupe and almost 50 percent for compression.""Deduplication is the most valuable feature. It saves us a lot of space. When we back up 100 terabytes of data, after dedupe, it only uses maybe five to six terabytes for the disk space in QoreStor."

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Cons
"It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection.""They still have hardware different from the software.""When you use Data Domain, you have to have at least 20% free space so it can work properly. Sometimes we struggle with that, because we wanted to use all the free space, but then Data Domain becomes really slow. I understand that 20% is needed to process all the data, and doing the duplication and compression and all that, but it would be a big improvement if they did not require that 20%, because it is just too much to have available.""The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved.""Its management can be improved.""I would like to see some kind of integration with the ransomware in the next release.""They need to make migration easier.""First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex."

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"The setup of the software is definitely not the easiest thing. I worked a lot with Quest engineers, especially in the early days when we were first testing it and trying it out. I actually had some of the developers working with us at one point because they were going through these point releases, and I was having trouble getting it to work in this S3-compatible situation. We got it all working eventually, but setup is definitely not the easiest thing in the world.""They need to increase their maximum capacity. Other than that, they're doing a pretty good job.""The installation could use improvement. The initial installation was a little touchy and it's not really user-installable. You have to have a connection to support to install.""In terms of improvement, we would like to have an Air Gap feature to prevent a virus from attaching to something. So that when we don't do a backup, we want the QoreStor to stay offline. It would be a nice feature to have.""The management interface is in need of improvement. The graphical user interface (GUI) for the web management tools appears clunky, and not super intuitive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it."
  • "The price is on the high side."
  • "Becoming more expensive."
  • "The solution is expensive. However, if you pay less you receive less, it is cost-effective."
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  • "Its pricing model is very attractive. You have one price, and you get everything from QoreStor."
  • "The cost is per terabyte, and overall, the cost was reasonable when compared to some competitors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.
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    The solution was cheap; now it's becoming more expensive. For example, if you buy it for 10 terabytes, you have to buy 10 terabyte also of software for it. It's called the capacity software. It… more »
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    The dedupe and compression are pretty extreme. On disk, we're getting dedupe rates of up to 65 percent of data and compression of 34 percent. When you go to the cloud, it's more like 76 percent for… more »
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    The price is acceptable, it was definitely within our means. The license is a perpetual license. Ours is a 5 TB license and, as long as my data stays within that limit for disk—they actually triple… more »
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    I can only replicate into one cloud environment or what they call a Cloud Tier. This might be because of the level of my license, but I was hoping, for security of data, to be able to back up into… more »
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    Also Known As
    DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
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    Overview
    EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems continue to revolutionize disk backup, archiving, and disaster recovery with high-speed, inline deduplication. EMC Data Domain Operating System is intelligence behind EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. DD OS powers the industry's most efficient, scalable, reliable, cloud-ready protection storage platform.

    Software-defined platform for secure cloud storage, deduplication and replication.
    QoreStor® by Quest expands your data storage options while reducing your storage footprint and costs. Use QoreStor to quickly and easily shift data and object storage to the cloud for backup, disaster recovery and compliance purposes. Advanced compression and data/object deduplication algorithms slash storage requirements so you don’t exceed your storage budget.

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    Sample Customers
    The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
    American Airlines, at&t, Bank of America. Barclays, ebay, Ford
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    Financial Services Firm31%
    Insurance Company19%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Logistics Company6%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government6%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews while Quest QoreStor is ranked 11th in Deduplication Software with 5 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0, while Quest QoreStor is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest QoreStor writes "Multi-thread backups and snapshotting have eliminated the scheduling issues we had to deal with around backups". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Commvault, whereas Quest QoreStor is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Data Domain Boost and Dell EMC Avamar. See our Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) vs. Quest QoreStor report.

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