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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 most valuable features are the flexibility and stability of the product.""This is a good product with a simple environment.""The initial setup was straightforward. It was very easy. Deployment only took about one hour with configuration and everything considered.""Application awareness is very good and the speed of this solution is good.""I like working on the Azure platform.""A full-featured option for managing virtual machines with an instant recovery feature.""The interface of this solution is quite good.""The user interface is good. It provides a lot of information."

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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 have more flexibility in terms of reporting details about the backup.""I would like to have a more automated installation process.""Maybe in the future, they could do something better with the user interface and the performance, but so far it's a really good, efficient solution.""The stability of this solution needs to be improved.""I am not very impressed by the technical support I received when I had an issue.""Updating and configuration can sometimes be a little bit of a hassel, but once you know the product better it is easy to use.""An area that this solution could be improved would be with the licensing.""The predictability of the solution needs improvement. Sometimes, if it's doing something at the back end, it may go slow. Today, the backup completion took four hours, but sometimes it can do the backup in 30 minutes or an hour. With solutions like NetBackup, I can predict to a much higher degree of certainty how long something will take to complete."

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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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"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""Pricing is based on license packaging and duration. Longer term licenses are less per year and license packages also offer a discount.""There are costs in addition to the standard licensing fees, and pricing can be a disadvantage or a weakness for this solution.""We purchased a three-year license, and I think that the prices are ok.""The pricing is good.""The licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis, and the fees are much lower than what I pay for NetBackup.""The pricing model is based on CPU and must be declared as Microsoft or VMware licensing."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: I don't think the solution is particularly user friendly, it requires expertise. Technical support could also be improved. Now that they're in the cloud I think they'll start enhancing with their… more »
Top Answer: To my knowledge, It's completely free for up to 10 instances if it is a VM. Use it with Veeam B&R community edition. And 3 instance license per physical server.
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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.

Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Windows‑based servers and workstations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. The built‑in integration of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your on‑premises Veeam backup repositories or your Cloud Connect provider to get your on‑premises backups off‑site.

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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 17th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 8.2, while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.4. 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 Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Easy to use, helpful notifications, and you have control over retry attempts when jobs fail". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Commvault and Rubrik, whereas Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, IBM Spectrum Protect, Veritas NetBackup and Veritas Backup Exec. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report.

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