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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable features are the Self-Service, and the ability to search the data.""In terms of stability, I've found it to be very stable. I've walked into the server room when it was at 60 degrees Celcius, and it was still running fine.""The command-line interface is good."

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"One nice feature with Backup Exec is mainly that disaster can happen to any server and the disk image can be destroyed very easily. It's also easy to fully email the backup image and restore the server.""This solution works well and has good integration with technologies such as VMware and Hyper-V.""The most valuable feature is the ability to back up IBM Power virtual servers.""The dashboard was good. I loved to see the maintenance dashboard every time I logged on. That was my first screen because it always gave me a reminder of how many days before my next renewal.""The most valuable feature is the user-friendly interface.""The interface, dashboard, and pricing are all perfect.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""The solution is very scalable. Whenever we grew, it was just a matter of adding new licenses, so it's easy to grow."

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Cons
"I would like the possibility to back up the infrastructure and then replicate it upon on restart, without having to orchestrate the starting of the VM.""The configuration wizards are still complex and hard to navigate. These should be easier to manage.""Setting up the system to work with legacy equipment is a bit complex at times."

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"Veritas Backup Exec should be more user-friendly. The costs should also be much lower and it should be easier to go through the disaster recovery process.""This solution does not support image-level backup of a physical server.""Compared to other vendors, there are features that you will find not included in Veritas.""The cost is quite high. Along with the general costs, the supposed agents that you have to buy for the various options that you want to use ends up driving the costs higher as well.""There are some issues with the Backup Exec Library and the random picking of tapes.""Better integration with non-Microsoft products would be an improvement.""I would like to be able to create a restore task that can be scheduled so that the same restore action will be performed automatically.""In terms of improvements, I think the pricing model could be improved. They charge you by port, for every port that you have even if you're not using all of them."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This solution is very expensive."

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"Veritas licensing is somewhat expensive. They have to decrease the price.""We are satisfied with the price of this solution.""It's a good price for the product.""The price of this solution is a bit high.""There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.""It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""Its price is reasonable.""This product is priced for smaller customers."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The command-line interface is good.
Top Answer: Technical support needs improvement. Setting up the system to work with legacy equipment is a bit complex at times.
Top Answer: I am in charge of the storage and backup administration at my company. The primary use of this solution is backup and recovery.
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Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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Overview

IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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Sample Customers
Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco GerberBeta Offshore
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider12%
Construction Company7%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Manufacturing Company16%
Financial Services Firm16%
Retailer11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government9%
Media Company5%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,719 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 46th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 6.0, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "A stable and scalable solution that reduces data domain risks". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup Appliance and HPE StoreOnce, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup, Veritas System Recovery and Commvault. See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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