IBM Spectrum Protect Review

Simplifies and streamlines data archiving, reduces our backup infrastructure

How has it helped my organization?

It is a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery. My team and I are more comfortable with this solution. With this product, we are able to save a lot in costs and on expensive storage. It has reduced backup infrastructure costs for us.

What is most valuable?

The data archiving functionality. It is easier and less time-consuming.

What needs improvement?

It lacks reporting and an efficient alert mechanism. The GUI could also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is a 10 out of 10.

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

TSM. I liked its command-line interface. But now Spectrum is even easier for my team.

How was the initial setup?

Setup was pretty good with the Blueprint design. We are trying to get more generic with these services.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We worked our licensing into a capacity model, which is nice. Now, everything is much simpler to manage from a licensing perspective.

What other advice do I have?

We can move straight to a disk-based solution with the container pools, which is working well. And we are looking into cloud.

It is a well-rounded solution. It provides everything any enterprise would need.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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