2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Dell EMC Data Domain Boost?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Dell EMC Data Domain Boost, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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AZ
Storage Team Leader at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-27T13:41:37Z
Jan 27, 2021

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Dell. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. I'd advise companies to take care to think about capacity, as you can't really resize anything. If you decide to upgrade, it may be smart to ask them about discounts. It can save you money and give you a good deal. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. We've been mostly happy with the product.

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Shehan Attapattu - PeerSpot reviewer
head of presales at a integrator with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-10T05:05:57Z
Dec 10, 2020

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Dell EMC Data Domain Boost an eight.

BT
System Infrastructure Group Leader at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-01T05:25:12Z
Sep 1, 2020

The main downside of the solution is the capacity, otherwise it's a good product. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

AG
Backup & Storage Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-06-17T10:56:04Z
Jun 17, 2020

We don't have a business relationship with EMC. We're just customers. Data Domain, on a scale out of ten, I would give an eight due to the amount of compression and data retention it offers. It's very stable as an infrastructure for backup, and we can use it as a storage as well. I'd advise other organizations to do some comparisons with other solutions, however, and especially look into scalability and how that might affect their decisions. They should also do their homework to find out things like how soon it's possible to restore an item.

it_user801057 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
Oct 21, 2019

On a scale from one to ten, where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Dell EMC Data Domain Boost as a ten. I strongly recommend this product for all its capabilities. I do self-study and read articles about this product to learn about capabilities and solutions even though I am familiar with it. It is good for users to do self-study to get the most out of the product.

Mahmoud-Yassin - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT Infrastructure and Security Operations at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

Study the workload very well before you go into the sizing phase. You have to study your workloads, so you can anticipate them and avoid any unplanned workloads. I would rate the solution as eight out of ten. It is quite sufficient but needs a little bit of improvement.

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MS
Senior Consultant at a healthcare company
Consultant
2019-10-03T07:51:00Z
Oct 3, 2019

I would recommend this product. I would rate it as nine of ten, overall.

StevenJamal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Engineer at Computech Limited
Reseller
2019-09-25T05:10:00Z
Sep 25, 2019

We're a partner, we're not end-users of the solution itself. I would recommend the solution because it has a very good integration process. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.

MagedElgamal - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at Seal Software
Real User
2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
Sep 19, 2019

There are good and bad points to having this solution only for backup. It's good to protect your data from attacks such as ransomware. You only use the storage for backups, so you don't have to share folders. The main difference between EMC Data Domain and EMC Data Domain Boost is that the Boost is an add-on you install that allows you to transfer the backup job quickly. After performing a full backup, you would schedule it to run every week, and instead of it doing a full backup of all of the data, Data Domain Boost will back up only the data that has been added or that is different from the original data. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

it_user916722 - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Systems and IT Manager at Chiyoda Almana Engineering LLC
Real User
2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
Sep 19, 2019

This is definitely a solution that I recommend. It is good, although it is very expensive. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Abderahim Raissi - PeerSpot reviewer
Pre Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-09-15T16:43:00Z
Sep 15, 2019

This is a product that I recommend without any doubt. One of my clients had trouble with sizing and architecture because initially, he had little data and a small budget. When the size of his business increased he wanted to keep the same model, but it was not possible because each model has limitations. All of the features are really good and respond well to business and client needs. All of my clients are satisfied and have not asked for any additional features. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

CR
Storage Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-12T09:06:00Z
Sep 12, 2019

I will definitely recommend this solution, but I obviously don't know other people's environment. I would say that you should write down what your criteria is, what you want, and then do a proper test with all the vendors. Most often people promise you things, and once you start digging into it, it is not there. Like Huawei - many of the functions we needed, they just don't have, so they rely on tools from other vendors to give you that functionality. So I would obviously recommend it as a solution, because I know it works. In the future I would like to be able to pump data straight into Amazon S3 Bucket. EMC has tools to pump it into the ECS array, and then it's free of charge. But if I pump it into Amazon S3, I have to pay. So, I would like to be able to do it into Amazon, into a different vendor's S3 Bucket, without having the vendor lock-in. On a scale from one to ten, I rate this solution a 8.5.

it_user801057 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-09-10T09:04:00Z
Sep 10, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. I strongly recommend any organization to use it. I'm doing self study once a week or on a monthly basis to learn more about the product, so I'm quite familiar with it. I would rate the solution ten out of ten.

EH
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-09-10T09:04:00Z
Sep 10, 2019

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend the product. I'd rate it eight out of ten as I think there are still some elements that need improvement.

Stanislaw Jagielski - PeerSpot reviewer
Trainer, storage consultant at Oxon
Real User
Top 5
2019-08-08T07:02:00Z
Aug 8, 2019

My suggestion for anybody who is implementing this solution is to use the Fibre Channel, if possible. If not, then try to use it over IP. If you cannot use either then there are other options, but the Fibre Channel is preferred. It gives you not only an increased speed but also some additional features. The biggest lesson that I have learned when working with this solution is that you can always do something better. I have been in the backup industry for more than twenty years, and there have been times when I was bored with the products. What I have found is that you can always expect to see something new, and something better. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

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