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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Unitrends and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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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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"The predictive analytics are great and the reporting is awesome.""They have great support.""It's not easy to scale it.""I really like the reporting options you get for various email reports."

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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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"If the interface could be less complex, it is would be great.""I would like to see the real-time replication process improved, and a zero RPO feature added.""It seems like Unitrends moved away from enterprise customer engagement and moved more towards the managed service provider market.""I would like to see more storage options for the free version."

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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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"Their licensing depended on the number of CPUs you had.""With respect to cost, my advice is to get what you need."

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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.

Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.
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PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of OhioNHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Non Tech Company15%
Wellness & Fitness Company10%
Marketing Services Firm10%
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider16%
Construction Company9%
Government8%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise64%
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Midsize Enterprise46%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Unitrends and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,164 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews while Unitrends is ranked 31st in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 8.2, while Unitrends is rated 8.6. 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 Unitrends writes "An easy-to-use solution; lacks clear cloud unification and direction". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Commvault and Dell EMC Avamar, whereas Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Cohesity DataProtect, Rubrik and Nakivo. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Unitrends report.

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