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Pros
"This solution allows me to restore either the VM or the data, depending on what is needed.""The storage backup is very efficient.""The backup features are very useful.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages.""It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.""It is easy to schedule backups.""Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."

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"The product is very stable.""The best part of this solution is that it just works.""The most valuable features are compression and de-duplication.""The fact that we can take the backup straight onto tape is the most valuable feature.""This solution has improved our organization through better file and database recovery.""The interface is easy to use.""The archiving feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""Instead of taking three different backups of your systems, you're taking only one. You're able to crack that open and get what you need. The incident recovery, where it creates the VM and then you're running it, technically you're running it on Spectrum Protect. But then in the background, it's doing the storage motion and moving it off the Spectrum Protect back to your VMware environment. The users don't know the difference."

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Cons
"The user interface is a little bit confusing and it could be better.""The support for Office365 backup is atrocious and is something that has to be improved.""The solution is still in its infancy; it's not a mature product yet.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers.""To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs.""Technical support is in need of improvement.""The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved."

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"Sometimes we experience trouble with the backup transfer of the control files.""The user interface needs to be improved.""In the next version of the solution, I would like to see cloud support.""We cannot take VMware backups for our banking data center environment.""The deduplication must be perfect, and thus should be improved.""Better integration with other tools and databases is needed.""Although I am not a technical user, I would say the cloud integration features could be improved.""Their support is lacking. I've talked to their developers and stuff in the last couple of weeks and they reassure me that some people have retired, and they're working on getting that bumped back up. But the support lacks a lot to be desired at this point."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing of this solution is ok, but I'm expecting that the price will decrease in the future.""The pricing of this solution is good, and it is one of the easiest things that you can sell Azure with.""Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares.""This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace.""We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers.""The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain.""It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."

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"The pricing of the solution is high in comparison to other products on the market. For example, IBM and Symantec have less costly options.""The licensing fees are on a yearly basis, which for us it is about R400,000 (approximately $27,000 USD).""The pricing is a little expensive for our current employer, so they want to move to a cheaper solution.""The licensing fees are between $8,000 and $10,000 per year.""IBM provides an open license policy, which is more like a gentlemen's agreement.""One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the usage, if over used.""It is fairly reasonable as compared to other solutions in the market.""We have capacity licensing. We use the front end. The capacity licensing is pretty okay on the licensing price. I used to use the old PVU-based licensing in the early environment, but now we use capacity-based licensing."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have no issues with the stability at all. So I don't necessarily care about the stability of the product. I look more at whether or not can I recover. And I haven't had a failed recovery yet. I've… more »
Top Answer: The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain. Pricing is based on consumption base.
Top Answer: It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has a backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database… more »
Top Answer: IBM Spectrum Protect is a "Backup and Recovery" product, while Dell EMC Data Domain is the backup *storage* appliance. They have their respective market. Though I must say that DD is the leader,… more »
Top Answer: SPIR is Instant Recovery for Spectrum Protect. It sends snapshots using space efficiently and blocking backups to the Spectrum Protect server. It provisions the snapshot from the backup server to the… more »
Top Answer: IBM provides an open license policy, which is more like a gentlemen's agreement. One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the… more »
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IBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
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Overview

Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.

IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery. It is the flagship product in the IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) family. It enables reliable, cost effective backups and fast recovery for virtual, physical and cloud environments of all sizes.
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Sample Customers
Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL ConstructionCERN, Einstein Healthcare, Nyherji, Allianz Australia, TZM, ABT Online, NCT, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Cobalt Iron, TransGrid, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Cash America, Piedmont Healthcare, RWGV, Arkansas Tech University, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government6%
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Healthcare Company18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company7%
University7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise21%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise56%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. IBM Spectrum Protect and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
454,950 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Backup is ranked 19th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.6, while IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC Avamar and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Azure Backup vs. IBM Spectrum Protect report.

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