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"We have a lot of backups, and this tool helps us with the RMAN Backup.""The product is good for backups.""We love the instant recovery functionality. It's very useful.""It was very simple to deploy the solution to the client that you wanted to backup.""I think the brand is very good. Support is also very nice for end users and integration with EMC products for businesses.""We sell Avamar with Data Domain. Data Domain and Avamar work really well together and their compression ratios are very high compared to Veeam, Commvault, and all the other backup software on the market.""The backup is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very reliable.""Avamar's source side deduplication is very strong, it can easily back up remote sites' data, and not much bandwidth is required on the Avamar side."

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"The best part of this solution is that it just works.""The most valuable features are compression and de-duplication.""The fact that we can take the backup straight onto tape is the most valuable feature.""This solution has improved our organization through better file and database recovery.""The interface is easy to use.""The archiving feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""Instead of taking three different backups of your systems, you're taking only one. You're able to crack that open and get what you need. The incident recovery, where it creates the VM and then you're running it, technically you're running it on Spectrum Protect. But then in the background, it's doing the storage motion and moving it off the Spectrum Protect back to your VMware environment. The users don't know the difference.""The most valuable features are the stability and also how it's seamlessly integrated with other IBM offerings."

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Cons
"There are limitations when trying to use this solution with Hyper-V.""The client caches and deduplication system have a few problems.""The licensing model is not very flexible. Every time we upgrade our storage size, we need to upgrade the Avamar license.""It was challenging to back up our Exchange database, which is one of the reasons we did not continue using this solution.""The interface could be more helpful for people.""I think they could also move more towards cloud solutions. It already has some cloud tiering, but I think that could be more extensive. They should work with all cloud providers and I think in the future they will be on all cloud platforms.""The configuration and expansion aspects of the solution need improvement. They're complicated and don't really integrate well.""EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition."

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"The user interface needs to be improved.""In the next version of the solution, I would like to see cloud support.""We cannot take VMware backups for our banking data center environment.""The deduplication must be perfect, and thus should be improved.""Better integration with other tools and databases is needed.""Although I am not a technical user, I would say the cloud integration features could be improved.""Their support is lacking. I've talked to their developers and stuff in the last couple of weeks and they reassure me that some people have retired, and they're working on getting that bumped back up. But the support lacks a lot to be desired at this point.""This product comes up against other products available that are marketed better but the other products that it's in competition with are a single product and this is one of IBM products. If it could be marketed as more for competitors I think that's where it comes short."

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"This solution is less expensive than Veeam for us, although it depends on the customer because we get a great discount.""I'm not sure, but perhaps the pricing could be done better at the moment.""The price is the main thing I'd like to see them change. If they can come down in price, that would be a good thing. It's very cost competitive in the entry level range, because Veeam pricing is much cheaper than Avamar.""It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.""Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model.""When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem.""The price of this product should be lower.""It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts."

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"The licensing fees are on a yearly basis, which for us it is about R400,000 (approximately $27,000 USD).""The pricing is a little expensive for our current employer, so they want to move to a cheaper solution.""The licensing fees are between $8,000 and $10,000 per year.""IBM provides an open license policy, which is more like a gentlemen's agreement.""One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the usage, if over used.""It is fairly reasonable as compared to other solutions in the market.""We have capacity licensing. We use the front end. The capacity licensing is pretty okay on the licensing price. I used to use the old PVU-based licensing in the early environment, but now we use capacity-based licensing.""It is really expensive. Its price is not good for Latin America. Its price is good for the United States or Europe."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Most of our users work from home and we use Avamar to backup our users' data.
Top Answer: Avamar system has two logical components: the Avamar Administrator Server which runs on the Utility Node and Avamar Data Server. Your question is about Data Server. As a Data Server, you can use Data… more »
Top Answer: IBM Spectrum Protect is a "Backup and Recovery" product, while Dell EMC Data Domain is the backup *storage* appliance. They have their respective market. Though I must say that DD is the leader,… more »
Top Answer: SPIR is Instant Recovery for Spectrum Protect. It sends snapshots using space efficiently and blocking backups to the Spectrum Protect server. It provisions the snapshot from the backup server to the… more »
Top Answer: IBM provides an open license policy, which is more like a gentlemen's agreement. One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the… more »
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AvamarIBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
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Overview

Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

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
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology SolutionsCERN, 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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Computer Software Company23%
Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Healthcare Company18%
Financial Services Firm18%
Insurance Company7%
University7%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC Avamar vs. IBM Spectrum Protect and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,966 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 24 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 13th in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 8.2, while IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Good for backups and is easy to troubleshoot ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Commvault and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup and NetApp SnapCenter. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. IBM Spectrum Protect report.

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