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Find out what your peers are saying about Carbonite Server vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"It does not slow down your computer or use a lot of resources as it works.""Technical support handled all our issues quickly and effectively.""Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature.""The Granular Restore of SQL feature has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. One of the main reasons for looking at Carbonite was their support for platforms like AIX and AS/400 Series.""It seems reliable and easy to use."

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"The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do.""The API is very good.""We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster.""Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups."

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Cons
"The support for object storage isn't quite there yet. Its public cloud support can be improved. I would love to see the public cloud support for object storage, and it would be great, but what I always hear from the folks at Carbonite is that in a lot of cases, it directly competes with their cloud offering. So, I don't know when or where that will go or if that will go anywhere, but we are hopeful to see something. The dashboard is a little outdated. If they gave it a facelift and put some better design around their dashboard, that would be tremendous. I generally care less about the visual aesthetics of an application as long as it does what it needed to do, which is true in the case of this solution. We also have the Microsoft 365 platform. Because they're two separate platforms, I have to log in to my Microsoft platform to manage it, and I have to log into my Carbonite server backup platform to manage it. Having these two coexist together in one management console is really what we're looking for, but we went for it knowing this. We also knew that there would be some integration coming down the road. So, we're again hoping to see some of that coming in 2021.""The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better information because currently, it is very difficult to find information on the internet. It was bought over by OpenText, and you won't be able to find a lot of information about this solution on their site. They should also provide training facilities for commercial purposes. Some of my colleagues recently went for pilot training, and they were technical. If I want to get trained, the training has to be more commercial. Currently, there is no such training for users like me.""They do not yet have USB recovery but they are adding it in coming releases."

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"The replication feature is not available.""Their first level of support can be improved. Often they are too junior to understand the issues we are having, and it takes too much time to get from them to the next level of support, which is what we actually need.""You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively.""Not particularly user friendly.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution."

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"Its price is reasonable.""The pricing is between $120 and $150 per year."

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"The price is lower than that of some competing products."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better… more »
Top Answer: The incremental backup forever for database is a good feature.
Top Answer: 1. Database log backup is too difficult for tracking and reporting. It uses cron to schedule the backup job. Sometimes the duplicate cron job was created by SPP. 2. NFS mounted filesystem need to be… more »
Top Answer: The primary use of this solution is for VMware integration.
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Overview

Carbonite Server securely replicates data to the local backup server while securing a second copy in the cloud. Granular restore and local failover options ensure rapid recovery and minimal data loss. With integrated hardware and cloud failover for critical systems, Carbonite Server provides reliable data protection.

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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INLINE Commercial Construction, Hamilton County
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Comms Service Provider20%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Carbonite Server vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Carbonite Server is ranked 37th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Carbonite Server is rated 8.6, while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Carbonite Server writes "Granular Restore feature has been a lifesaver, but the support for object storage isn't quite there yet". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Virtual snapshots with incremental backups is a key feature". Carbonite Server is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Zerto, Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup and Azure Backup, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Commvault and Rubrik. See our Carbonite Server vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus report.

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