My initial testing with DDBoost - A single SQL VM on EMC 15k SAS.
The backup server and Data Domain are both on 10Gbps.
Traffic to the DD without boost averaged around 130MB/s - Traffic with boost average around 10MB/s - Incredible
Is it correct that it is highlighting network as the bottleneck in both instances? Perhaps as this component is working the hardest and not necessarily bottlenecking performance?
As we already have a high through-put network I'm not seeing big benefits yet, however once I run our regular backup jobs which are based on datastores I believe the CPU load will increase. I hope this doesn't affect the amount of jobs/vDisks the server can backup at once.
Two potential perks are being able to still backup quickly even if the DD is running a clean job and less bloating on the data DD after each backup.
All credit to Veeam on this integration - if it was available two years ago we could have saved on the networking hardware