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"The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly.""The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster.""The most valuable feature is the inline data deduplication.""It is very fast as compared to the other competitors. Its simplicity and bit rate are also valuable. It takes less time if we compare it with the old solution that we have.""The solution is very scalable.""The stability is excellent.""The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.""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."

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"It has been around for so long, and it is very in-depth. It has a solution for everything that you can cover.""Deduplication is quite efficient. It is not a complex product. It is quite simple.""The solution is stable.""I like the virtual server backup.""The main features of this solution are deduplication, compression, ease of use, simplistic user interface, and compatibility with all the backup service systems.""It is a good solution. It covers most of the applications.""The most valuable feature is flexibility.""It is very easy to back up and recover files compared to other products."

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"It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection.""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.""They still have hardware different from the software.""They need to make migration easier.""The price could be improved.""I would like to see integration with public cloud.""First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex.""The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved."

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"The restoration method and the compression ratio need improvement.""Support for the solution needs improvement.""The pricing could be improved, and the interface could be more intuitive.""They currently have the Java concept and it should be less intensive and take less load.""Lacks a reporting feature.""The security and performance could improve with Veritas NetBackup. The security could be improved by protecting the data from attackers.""I think reporting can always be improved.""I would like to have support enabled for cloud backups."

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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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  • "If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
  • "My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
  • "We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
  • "It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
  • "Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
  • "A better price would make this product more competitive."
  • "In terms of cost, it's not very good."
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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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    Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right… more »
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    Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
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    We believe that everything Veritas NetBackup offers, including backups, snapshots, deduplication, and replication, is valuable.
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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.

    NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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    Sample Customers
    The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
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    Top Industries
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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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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Small Business15%
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    Large Enterprise73%
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    Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 58 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.8. 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and ExaGrid EX, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Azure Backup and IBM Spectrum Protect.

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