IBM Spectrum Protect Review

Stable and easy to use, but better integration with third-party solutions is needed


What is our primary use case?

We are a technology provider and IBM Spectrum Protect is one of the solutions that we are certified in. Our customers are using it for databases and applications.

What is most valuable?

The interface is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Better integration with other tools and databases is needed. Some examples of this are Oracle RMAN and Veeam.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Spectrum Protect for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is ok. We are working with different databases and different clients, and we haven't had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good but it isn't easy to convince somebody to use it more often because of the cost.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used similar products by several different vendors and I feel that many of them are better than IBM Spectrum Protect. For example, Veeam is better because it provides better protection for a physical server. They offer both an on-premises and a virtual edition.

How was the initial setup?

I think that the initial setup is simple, although the solution overall is somewhat complex in terms of detail. Our deployment took one month to complete because it took time to identify the full workload.

We were able to deploy it for databases on four or five systems, some of which are not Windows-based. We have different technologies in use.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I recommend, although I think it depends on the sizing of your IT systems. That said, there is a need to have a solution that is recognized by most companies.

Overall, I feel that this is an average product. In my opinion, there are many competing products that are better than Spectrum Protect.

I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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