Commvault vs IBM Spectrum Protect

Commvault is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews vs IBM Spectrum Protect which is ranked 4th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "One of the biggest features is the global deduplication of our data sets". The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Deduplication and compression are the most valuable features". Commvault is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup and IBM Spectrum Protect. IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup. See our Commvault vs IBM Spectrum Protect report.
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Pros
Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c".Cloud integration.Great archive feature, OnePass, for the file system and Exchange servers.A very stable and scalable platform (you can backup/restore/protect a couple of MBs or hundred of TBs as well from the same console/platform).One-Pass (Archive) DataBase backup (Online Backup and Granular level restore), VM backup and restore.Well documented SQL views and customizable reports, together with scripts and workflows provides ability to automate processes and ensure proper controls are in place.The cloud integration is a massive win for us, giving us a single backup service for all of our on-premise and cloud systems.The most valuable feature is the ability to backup over the dedicated Fiber Channel directly from SAN.

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Space efficient data reduction, using progressive incremental forever in combination with deduplication and compression.by backing up only the changed data, we average around 75TB per night. If we had to do full backups, even occasionally, we would not be able to complete the backup within 12 hours, or we would have to make a large investment to fit a full backup within the 12 hour window.Because of the flexible parameters, everything can be fine-tuned to the customers’ needs in their environment.Traditional archiving. One of our revenue streams involves maintaining archives of our customers' data for very long periods of time.The most valuable features of Spectrum Protect would be the compression and the deduplication.It has to ability to backup DV2, Oracle, and Informix.It covers all the different operating systems. If you need backup, it can pretty much do everything.You can protect your data and keep it for long durations, without it spending too much time on the local disk.

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Cons
I just wanted to compare the features, which are there in EMC NetWorker, which are not available in Commvault. We have things using Networker.Training.Reduce the complexity for better understanding of the reports. There are a lot of variables in which you can get confused while elaborating on reports.Endpoint backup.Mostly controls, visibility, cost allocation.The new HTML 5 based management portals are very nice, but do not yet have all of the features of the Java based client.Bare-metal restore needs some work. It's not intuitive and seems to have been an afterthought.

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I would like to see a way to have "always on" implemented.Ease of use.There were scalability issues only in the brand new features which were recently released.The GUI has long been a problem for TSM/Spectrum Protect.I am looking forward to new features in the next release. One of the main features is the cloud storage integration, which was one of my main required features. I've had more difficult experiences with other platforms than with this one.It doesn't integrate with storage pools, with a normal pool. I'd like to see that.For the database side, it does not have object level recovery.We should be talking about the capacity of the tape drives. That's the only problem.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models.New licensing is easy and affordable.There is now a subscription based licence option that, depending on your environment, could offer a more efficient method to licence the solution if you are OPEX cost driven rather than CAPEX.If budget allows using the per socket license and not the agent based with per GB counter for Dedup is the way to go.

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Use capacity licensing. It's easier and cheaper.At scale, the consumption license (per TB) is very expensive.Licensing can be either complicated or simple depending on what type of licensing you wish to use and what works best for your environment.

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Also Known AsIBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
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Overview

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

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.
Sample Customers
Sample CustomersAberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford ChanceCERN, 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
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Healthcare Company
14%
Financial Services Firm
13%
Insurance Company
8%
Manufacturing Company
7%
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Healthcare Company
27%
University
18%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Legal Firm
9%
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Manufacturing Company
21%
Financial Services Firm
17%
Energy/Utilities Company
11%
Healthcare Company
9%
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Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
38%
Large Enterprise
38%
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Small Business
20%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
52%
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Small Business
36%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
12%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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