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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"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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"The user interface is very good. The reporting and monitoring features are also good.""The most valuable feature is the recovery.""Its capability to give a BMR for all the workstations that I want to connect to.""The solution backs up Microsoft workloads as well as anything on the market.""It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor.""The initial setup is quite straightforward.""The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched.""The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require."

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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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"The data tagging feature needs improvement. The solution could be a bit more intuitive in certain aspects.""We can't take a snapshot and take it outside, which is a problem.""The user friendliness could be improved.""There is a very poor online user community in terms of people blogging about their experiences with DPM.""Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement.""The user interface can be improved quite a bit.""Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great.""Management reporting could be improved."

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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: Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups.
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.

Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system. Using DPM you can backup (copy) data from a source location to a target secondary location. If original data is unavailable because of planned or unexpected issues, you can restore data from the secondary location. Using DPM you can back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system.
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PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of OhioMedical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Educational Organization6%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,108 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews while Microsoft DPM is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 8.2, while Microsoft DPM is rated 7.4. 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 Microsoft DPM writes "Good recovery functionality, however lacks an online community and is not a turn-key solution". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Commvault and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veeam Agent for Linux, Veritas Backup Exec and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Microsoft DPM report.

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