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"Some of the features we find very valuable and use a lot, are retention sets.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with Oracle.""The most valuable features are the API features because it allows you to integrate with your Microsoft SQL, your Oracle, and your IBM Db2.""This solution is very stable and has good support available online.""With this product, we now have a reliable backup solution.""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.""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.""A full-featured data protection solution that is reliable and stable."

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"Essentially, it replaced our tape backups."

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

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"I would like to see more improvement in the GUI."

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"The licensing model of Spectrum Protect Plus is more efficient and cheaper compared to the original.""In addition to the standard licensing fees, we paid for implementation and training.""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.""Depends on the licensing options that you choose.""The price is lower than that of some competing products."

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Top Answer: Given that it's an expensive product I would suggest that if you're rich go with IBM, and if you're poor go with someone else. Most enterprise companies like to show off with these products. I've been… more »
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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.

InfiniGuard provides fast, reliable data backup and restore for business continuity/disaster recovery. Built with InfiniBox to optimize performance and target-side dedupe to maximize effective capacity for multi-petabyte datasets.

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews while INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is ranked 29th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 8.2, while INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Enables us to have longer retention which saves us more money". On the other hand, the top reviewer of INFINIDAT InfiniGuard writes "Fast data recovery for large scale datasets". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Commvault and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas INFINIDAT InfiniGuard is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC Avamar, Cohesity DataProtect and Commvault.

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