Commvault vs IBM Spectrum Protect

Commvault is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews vs IBM Spectrum Protect which is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 59 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 "Performance and recoveries are better, and customers are happier with performance". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik. 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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It is very stable. A plus is to use POWERAge for the SNR copy of the Spectrum Protect, then it is more reliable.They have recently added support tickets specifically engineered around performance. This has been very useful for us when we run into issues where customers are looking to try to squeeze a lot more horsepower out of older system.Enterprise-wide type of architecture supports a lot of different platforms.The backup on real-time, especially for the virtual machine, archiving, and retrieving the reader from the backup repository and getting it online, getting it validated, then performing the data consistency check over the backup.Once setup, you do not need to touch it again. You just need to do a formal check on possibly batch updates.Traditional storage works perfectly with it.Our customers have come to trust IBM.It is scalable beyond anything my customers ever aspire to.

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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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The product should be improved to save more space.Any feature that is compliant with virtualizing the application should be improved.Integration with some applications in the healthcare field could be added, as that is a big part of our business.They should have a proper technical support team serving the customers and get issues resolved earlier.It needs better connectivity with other non-IBM application hardware and non-IBM platforms.No one can fix every solution for backup and restore.Getting technical support all the necessary diagnostic information is still very painful.It does not do too well in our virtual environment.

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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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You need to put it in a PoC and test it out if you can.We have spec'd out our build, and the cost of it can work quite easily today for our future needs.We have been at our size for a few years. We are not really looking to battle the licensing costs, as this is our primary system.Going to IBM Tech University Conference saved me from making a major purchase of the wrong thing, which was very helpful.We worked our licensing into a capacity model, which is nice. Now, everything is much simpler to manage from a licensing perspective.Some of the new advanced features are definitely more into cost savings, e.g., dedupe compression, so doing more with less.The license model that they have at IBM, which is due to volume, from a certain volume onward is not the right license model.It is very scalable, but the downside is that it costs money.

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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.
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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
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Financial Services Firm
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Manufacturing Company
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Insurance Company
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Financial Services Firm
22%
Healthcare Company
22%
Manufacturing Company
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University
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Manufacturing Company
24%
Financial Services Firm
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Energy/Utilities Company
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Healthcare Company
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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