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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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"Some of the features we find very valuable and use a lot, are retention sets.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with Oracle.""The most valuable features are the API features because it allows you to integrate with your Microsoft SQL, your Oracle, and your IBM Db2.""This solution is very stable and has good support available online.""With this product, we now have a reliable backup solution.""The feature I find most valuable is the offload to Spectrum Protect for long-term retention. I think the deduplication and replication are quite nice on Plus.""This is a multi-platform backup solution where you can take a backup from AIX, Windows, or Linux servers and restore from CD, disk, or tape.""A full-featured data protection solution that is reliable and stable."

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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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"An area that needs improvement is data validation. We currently use another product that gives us immediate validation, information about when the last backup was, and no risk of corruption happening. TSM in IBM Spectrum is not mature so that you can validate on the spot.""The backup support for IBM Power Virtualization needs to be added.""I would like integration into where the VMware guys can do their own restores.""The administration needs to be improved and made simpler to use.""Instead of using the command prompt for troubleshooting and administering the backup, there should be an easy-to-use graphical user interface.""The user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved.""The Gui interface and usability are not so friendly and easy.""Not particularly user friendly."

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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 licensing model of Spectrum Protect Plus is more efficient and cheaper compared to the original.""In addition to the standard licensing fees, we paid for implementation and training.""Unlike some other solutions, such as Veritas NetBackup where you have to pay for different licenses to use different features, there is a single license that allows you to use all of the features.""Depends on the licensing options that you choose.""The price is lower than that of some competing products."

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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: Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups.
Top Answer: Given that it's an expensive product I would suggest that if you're rich go with IBM, and if you're poor go with someone else. Most enterprise companies like to show off with these products. I've been… more »
Top Answer: I don't think the solution is particularly user friendly, it requires expertise. Technical support could also be improved. Now that they're in the cloud I think they'll start enhancing with their… more »
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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 Plus is a data protection and availability solution for virtual environments that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. It simplifies data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. It can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to off-load copies for long term storage and data governance with scale and efficiency.

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Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL ConstructionPT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of Ohio
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise21%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,966 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Backup is ranked 19th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.6, while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 8.2. 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 Plus writes "Enables us to have longer retention which saves us more money". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, IBM Spectrum Protect and Dell EMC NetWorker, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC Avamar and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Azure Backup vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus report.

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