IBM Spectrum Protect Review

Tape management could be improved but Increaseed RPO, and reduced RTO.


What is most valuable?

Disaster Recovery Manager, TDP Backup Vmware, TDP Oracle, TDP Exchange. Flash Copy Manager.

How has it helped my organization?

Easy, relieable, Scalable Backup Solutions to save data and recovery.

What needs improvement?

Tape management.

For how long have I used the solution?

9 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

10/10.

Technical Support:

10/10.

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

No.

What about the implementation team?

Vendor team.

What was our ROI?

Increase RPO, and reduce RTO.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Symantec Backup Exec.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company is an IBM Premier Partner.
2 Comments
author avatarConsultant449
Consultant

TSM tape management is one of the best in this domain. From collocation, migration, reclamation, to tape offsiting. No need to know what data is on the tape. Just select the file to restore from the client side amd TSM server will do the rest.

author avatarLead Data Protection Analyst at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Vendor

Offsite tape management can be a pain if you are not using the disaster recovery module. Using DRM has a bit of a learning curve but once you get it set up it tells you exactly what tapes to recall and which tapes to ship offsite.

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