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General Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

What I like about Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is that it is a performance technology.

One of the features I find very interesting in this product is deduplication.

I also find it valuable that it's very easy to communicate with just one vendor if you're using this product. Normally, with other security systems, CAP systems, etc., you have to use the server, some hardware, and some software. The server could be from one vendor, while the software could be from another vendor. When a problem arises, this means you have to communicate with more than one vendor, but with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), this is not the case. The only competitor I know that manufactures a similar product with this feature of one vendor communication is Symantec.

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Professional Services - Data Protection Consultant at S&T Romania

The solution integrates well with our VM.

I like the hardware and the software together.

Based on what we have achieved in our environments on the bank's telecom, it's the best product. We have it installed with Dell EMC protection suite, NetWorker, but also with VM. There are many cases where we integrated with IBM TSM as a VTL. 

The best point is the duplication encryption and disaster recovery replication. The network replication's software has network verification where the product can not offer it. We use nothing for Data Domain replication. And when we use NetWorker, we use prone console application. With VM, also we use replication under the Data Domain application instead of copying the data from the VM.

The solution is very scalable.

The product offers excellent security.

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Sufyan Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at New Horizon Computers

The deduplication on the solution is great. It's elaborate but the companies already understand it. 

The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster. 

The scalability of the equipment and components of Data Domain are outstanding. We never go without Data Domain if we are talking about backup solutions. We always go with Data Domain.

It's a very reliable and consistent product. 

There's no match with any other product. It's outstanding. The performance of the hardware is improving day by day and new models are coming with more scalability.

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Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain)
July 2022
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Pre-Sales and Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The feature that I find the most useful is its data duplication. We had been having problems doing backups for the file server because we did not have enough space to store our backups. Data Domain solved that problem for us.

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Mina_Magdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at Benya Systems

This product has a lot of good features.

It has the most powerful deduplication and compression for data backup. Data consumes a lot of storage capacity, but with Data Domain, it splits the data into many chunks. The data is managed with smart architecture and algorithms, saving between 80% and 90% from the target capacity. This means that for every tier of capacity, it may reflect 20 times that, which is remarkable.

Data Domain has good data regulation features to prevent data corruption. Frequently with other products, users face data corruption. Data Domain always generates a hash from the target backup data and compares it with the hash of the data in production. This is done to make sure that the data is identical. If it detects a problem then it will rebuild the data on its own. This is why I recommend people make sure that they have a valid backup. In case of a crisis, it will restore and things will continue to function well.

This solution has a feature called Domain Boost, which allows for source deduplication and compression. Backup data consumes a very heavy amount of traffic because you are transferring almost all of your production data across the network to the backup appliance. By using Domain Boost, it supports source deduplication and compression, so you are only transferring a very slight amount of data across the network. This will assure very rapid data backup, guaranteeing RPO and RTO.

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ManuelIglesias - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Open group

Data Domain is an excellent repository that's compatible with a lot of different solutions. Even Veeam Backup recommends sending backup to Data Domain. Space optimization is great. Currently, it guarantees 50-to-1 compression of the application in the same device. In all these years, I never had a client who was unsatisfied with Data Domain. It is a solid appliance with VMware integration, instant access to restore and search, and analytics.

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Lead Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The cost is quite good if you look at the product. 

It should provide everything that an enterprise needs. 

It can back up all the workloads on-prem, off-prem, and mainly the VM infrastructure. You should be able to replicate to another site. 

The reporting and monitoring features that it provides are great. 

It offers security with the software.

The stability is excellent.

The solution scales well.

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Storage Analyst III at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are the duplication security and uptime.

Dell EMC PowerProtect DD works well with other solutions, such as NetWorker. It's really easy to pass over to Data Domain and vice versa. 

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Abbas Dagher - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Key Account Manager at ACT

One of the most valuable features is that it looks for the deduplication, which can reduce the amount of the data.

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Pre-Sales and Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

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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Darshan Kolambkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Technical Architect at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

The most important feature is the level of data compression provided by Dell EMC. It's a leader in data compression and deduplication, and the level of compression isn't available with any other vendors in the market.

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Chris Childerhose - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Infrastructure Architect at ThinkON

I would rate it at 5/5 as the deduplication and compression of the device for backups is outstanding. We have about 55TB total space on the Data Domain which we send Veeam backups to and we have sent over 200TB to the array.

The Deduplication and Compression are the most valuable as it allows us to back up allot more data to the device knowing it will compress it well.

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Michel Taung - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer for Business Solution Department at PT. Mastersystem Infotama

The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly.

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Enterprise IT Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is the inline data deduplication.

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Senior SAN Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

I find the data to be most valuable. 

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MirziyodMirsaatov - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Top-IT Solutions Ltd

I like the different features. We work closely with Dell on different products and features, which is why we use them all. 

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Owner at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees

It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication.

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Logistics Supervisor at Fetchr

We are very satisfied with this solution. It's easy to use and efficient.

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Technical Specialist at Pouyan Pardazesh Tehran Co

The solution is very stable.

The performance is good. 

It is easy to use. 

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Solution architect at GlassHouse

It's very competitive in terms of price and technology.

Also, the development team continuously makes updates.

The data reduction feature is very useful.

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Khalid El Harchi - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT Production Department at a government with 10,001+ employees

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.

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The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.

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Buyer's Guide
Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain)
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
610,336 professionals have used our research since 2012.