IBM Spectrum Protect Review

Incremental Forever backup optimizes our costs of media and storage

What is our primary use case?

My first use case was a big company with 16 subsidiaries. We implemented the TSM Server, v6.1, with Exchange, VMware, Oracle, File System backup, and DRM. Today, this company uses IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 with all items mentioned plus cloud backup with cloud containers. It's about seven years of partnership.

How has it helped my organization?

With IBM Spectrum Protect, we optimize our costs of media and storage use, thanks to the Incremental Forever backup. The TDP software provides us many ways to protect our data, so we don't need to use monstrous scripts for doing backups now. My life is easier and the environment administration is simple.

What is most valuable?

All features help me meet my requirements, but I love the TDP for VMware because of the web interface and the possibilities provided by this tool. It's amazing.

What needs improvement?

In my opinion, the Hyper-V and SQL Server backup could be improved. In the 2016 version there was a significant improvement, but I think IBM has a big challenge with these technologies.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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

In some small clients, we worked with Veritas Backup Exec, but just for small environments as a low cost option.

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