Compare IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veritas NetBackup

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 8.2, while Veritas NetBackup 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "Good dashboard, reporting, and performance". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, IBM Spectrum Protect and Commvault, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Rubrik. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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A full-featured data protection solution that is reliable and stable.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.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.With this product, we now have a reliable backup solution.This solution is very stable and has good support available online.The most valuable features are the API features because it allows you to integrate with your Microsoft SQL, your Oracle, and your IBM Db2.The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do.The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with Oracle.

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The reporting is very good, with all of the details highlighted and very clear.Veritas NetBackup Automatic Image Replication and CloudCatalyst features allow me to replicate deduped backup images from one site to a remote site, as well as duplicating deduped images to the Cloud (i.e. AWS S3, etc.)We were evaluating other products and getting confused between Commvault and Veritas NetBackup. The one reason that we started with Veritas NetBackup is the pricing of the license. There's no other reason from a technical perspective or even operation or capability of the two software. The main reason we chose Veritas NetBackup was that in our use case it is more cost-effective.This is the best solution that I know of.It saves time for the backup needs of our organization.The most valuable feature is that it is basically a replica of our SAND data. We archive the SAND data for recovery, if there is an issue on the fence.It is essential. We can't do without it.Its most valuable features are flexibility and reliability.

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The Gui interface and usability are not so friendly and easy.The user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved.Instead of using the command prompt for troubleshooting and administering the backup, there should be an easy-to-use graphical user interface.The administration needs to be improved and made simpler to use.I would like integration into where the VMware guys can do their own restores.Their first level of support can be improved. Often they are too junior to understand the issues we are having, and it takes too much time to get from them to the next level of support, which is what we actually need.The backup support for IBM Power Virtualization needs to be added.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.

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This solution would benefit from a more friendly, web-based interface.This product would be improved with the inclusion of a Sandbox feature like Veeam Sandbox.Improvements can be made to the service by providing better and more competitive ratios on data backups. The functionality for backups is there with Veritas, but I would like to see them optimize and enhance this feature more.Endpoint backup capability is needed.The interface should be improved.I would advise not to use this tool. I think between the licensing issues and the older solution mentality it is not a great solution.Some of the hardware is out of support.It needs support for Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs).

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Depends on the licensing options that you choose.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.In addition to the standard licensing fees, we paid for implementation and training.The licensing model of Spectrum Protect Plus is more efficient and cheaper compared to the original.If you need to extend it, it can be extended acting like a normal Spectrum Protect with a long archive.The price offering from IBM is coming down because it is based on number of VM machines. So, IBM is coming to the market to show the added value of the product.

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We are very satisfied with the price of this solution.Veritas Netbackup offers affordable licensing.This is an affordable solutionThe licensing model is cost-prohibitive as you scale out.

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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.

NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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Software R&D Company40%
Government11%
Construction Company10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Integrator8%
Insurance Company8%
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Software R&D Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise60%
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Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise50%
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