Compare Commvault vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Commvault is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews. Commvault is rated 8.4, while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "A simple and unified backup solution that scales well and keeps our customers happy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Enables us to have longer retention which saves us more money". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, IBM Spectrum Protect and Commvault. See our Commvault vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus report.
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It's very stable.We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.It's the leader in backup and archiving.It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required.It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c".

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A full-featured data protection solution that is reliable and stable.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.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.With this product, we now have a reliable backup solution.This solution is very stable and has good support available online.The most valuable features are the API features because it allows you to integrate with your Microsoft SQL, your Oracle, and your IBM Db2.The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do.The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with Oracle.

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The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do.This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues.We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign.The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You have to be a partner or you have to have a specific account and download it from the vendor themselves.You need quite a lot of human resources to maintain a Commvault environment, to keep it operational. Also, it would be nice to if there were an easier way set up some Commvault components.The HTML interface is a remarkable improvement. However, there are still some features that are not available in that interface that are available in the Java console, but I'm sure that will come with time.

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The Gui interface and usability are not so friendly and easy.The user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved.Instead of using the command prompt for troubleshooting and administering the backup, there should be an easy-to-use graphical user interface.The administration needs to be improved and made simpler to use.I would like integration into where the VMware guys can do their own restores.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.The backup support for IBM Power Virtualization needs to be added.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.

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In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.

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Depends on the licensing options that you choose.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.In addition to the standard licensing fees, we paid for implementation and training.The licensing model of Spectrum Protect Plus is more efficient and cheaper compared to the original.If you need to extend it, it can be extended acting like a normal Spectrum Protect with a long archive.The price offering from IBM is coming down because it is based on number of VM machines. So, IBM is coming to the market to show the added value of the product.

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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 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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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
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Media Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company9%
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Software R&D Company39%
Government13%
Comms Service Provider7%
Construction Company7%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise33%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise66%
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Large Enterprise60%
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