IBM Spectrum Protect Review

Improves the D2D2T archive of my PACS data

How has it helped my organization?

The D2D2T archive of my PACS data improved after I put Spectrum Protect 8.1.4 into production.

What is most valuable?

Disk-based implementation of a data protection solution for multiple sites, which is a better fit for my complex data protection needs.

What needs improvement?

They need to reduce the complexity and make the learning curve easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, version 8.1.4 is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is better than my legacy TSM 7.2.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would rate tech support at seven out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I don't see moving from TSM to Spectrum Protect as a solution swap, I see it as just re-branding.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is better than TSM, buts still has room to improve.

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

If you do not have deep pockets, don't come to IBM.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

EMC Avamar and Cohesity were also in the PoC.

What other advice do I have?

Be careful what you wish for, and make sure the new solution will fit into your current IT environment.

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