IBM Spectrum Protect Review

Easy deployment in the cloud and has good compression with easy commands


What is our primary use case?

  • Enterprise solution
  • Scripting-automation possibilities
  • Easy commands
  • Very good monitoring tool 
  • Operations center
  • Good compression
  • Deduplication

How has it helped my organization?

We've used it for a very long time and this is impossible to describe. 

What is most valuable?

  • Enterprise solution
  • Easy to build and add new instances: physical and virtual 
  • Easy deployment in the cloud
  • Scripting-automation possibilities necessary to have in a big environment above 5 PB a month
  • Very good monitoring tool 
  • "Operations center" very useful in order to check how instances feel and backup results.
  • We also use it to create tickets in SNOW in order to address issues and assign to the right team.  

What needs improvement?

  • A new adjustment to Azure cloud
  • Possibility to split big file spaces CIFS and NFS into smaller parts (together with storage split) in order to avoid retaking backup from scratch.
  • Possibility to move file-spaces between nodes: These are very needed in very big environments.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarZdzislaw Jideck Chobot 霍博特 - चोबोट
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some explanation:
1. I would like to have new integration API to Azure cloud.
2. File-spaces in SP are today static You can't move them between nodes You can't slit them into two in the instance.
3. Better prices since new companies have 30-40 % cheaper alternatives for similar.