11-25-2016 05:04 PM
Is anybody actually using NetApp's Altavault or EMC's virtual DataDomain (DD) and are they any good.
From what I can see :
I'm already using using DD with the OST plug-in plus NBU MSDP
11-28-2016 06:56 AM
I happen to be certified on both.
Altavault is great in my mind with something like Netbackup Replication Director. For catalogging snapshots on Netapp of a Server/Share and then doing copy and replication Management.
DataDomain VE works extremely well at most of our clients under 40TB(I know it scales to something like 96TB). It's definatly more "versatile" and widely used in the backup space for generic backups if you ask me. DD VE Doesn't support DDboost of FC or anything outside the network protocols(NFS/CIFS/DDBoost over LAN).