Compare IBM Spectrum Protect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication

IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 57 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication which is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 25 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 8.4, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Performance and recoveries are better, and customers are happier with performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Integrates Between Server and Replication Station". IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault and VMware SRM. See our IBM Spectrum Protect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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This solution has improved our organization through better file and database recovery.The fact that we can take the backup straight onto tape is the most valuable feature.The most valuable features are compression and de-duplication.The best part of this solution is that it just works.The product is very stable.It is a very mature product.We optimize our costs of media and storage use, thanks to the Incremental Forever backup. The TDP software provides us many ways to protect our data, so we don't need to use monstrous scripts for doing backups now.I love the TDP for VMware because of the web interface and the possibilities provided by this tool. It's amazing.

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Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer.Before Veeam, we had backup infrastructure sprawl. Veeam was able to reduce our overall backup windows while reducing our dedicated backup infrastructure.Vendor integration for many of the enterprise features have allowed for us to have greater performance from our storage vendors further improving on our commitments to protect our clients' data.Very flexible, all-in-one solution.We get a lot of features with Veeam and we are happy to use this solution. After shutdown, the servers here automatically turn off and Veeam is keeping up all this. It's tension free work.It has helped us transfer the solution in two days instead of working for a minimum of one week to ten days.It helps with process restoration. With Veeam, we never had backup or restoration issues.Veeam is the gold standard for backup and recovery. The ease of use and reliability of this solution are real assets. Also, it has an ease of use to work with a third party vendor.

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The deduplication must be perfect, and thus should be improved.We cannot take VMware backups for our banking data center environment.In the next version of the solution, I would like to see cloud support.The user interface needs to be improved.Sometimes we experience trouble with the backup transfer of the control files.This solution does not have good support for virtualization and a hyper-converged environment.The Hyper-V and SQL Server backup could be improved. In the 2016 version there was a significant improvement, but I think IBM has a big challenge with these technologies.A lot of my customers always ask for legal holds, especially on email.

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Physical backup is always where room for improvement could be but Veeam has always stated they are not going in that direction.Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs.Additional executive summary reports for the entire infrastructure would be a nice to have.One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance.Needs better integration with cloud service providers.We try to compare Veeam with other solutions because we are the operations. Then we can give the answers for improvement which is the specific additional system features that other solutions provide.I would like for them to develop the ability to fix the way it does backups. We can't pick a backup for one database. We have to do a backup on the whole Exchange VM. I'd like for them to change it to where we can do individual backups.I would like to see a storage application in the next version of the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing fees are on a yearly basis, which for us it is about R400,000 (approximately $27,000 USD).The pricing is a little expensive for our current employer, so they want to move to a cheaper solution.The pricing of the solution is high in comparison to other products on the market. For example, IBM and Symantec have less costly options.The product is low cost. It is very cool when we design it to using licensing based on post capacity.There may be an advantage to going with IBM in terms of pricing. They have a pay-as-you-grow policy, so there is no need to take one license for the entire datacenter. You can start with small licenses and then grow, and pay, as you use more.The different license models can give good benefits to the end customer.Regarding retro-compatibility of the product between versions, your data is always available and the ROI is unquestionable.The licensing is varied. If we have small environments (not many TB being managed) it is best to license by PVUs (depending on the number of cores of the machine). If we manage many TBs we look at licensing by capacity which allows us to use all the agents of the product.

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We have increased our scalability while being able to free up senior resources from recovery activities. I estimate our overall savings to about $20,000 per year.The product is competitively priced.The pricing is good and affordable.The price is slightly higher than its competitors.The price is great. It's software related, and I know that might be a good thing because it's a cheap solution to buy and we have been looking for a program for backup and they fit the bill.I would suggest to others that they buy the full license when purchasing this solution.Setup cost and licensing of Veeam are nothing to complain about when compared to similar products for enterprise backup recovery solutions.

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IBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage ManagerVeeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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Overview
IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) is a data protection platform that gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery. It is the flagship product in the IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) family. It enables reliable, cost effective backups and fast recovery for virtual, physical and cloud environments of all sizes.

Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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Sample Customers
CERN, Einstein Healthcare, Nyherji, Allianz Australia, TZM, ABT Online, NCT, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Cobalt Iron, TransGrid, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Cash America, Piedmont Healthcare, RWGV, Arkansas Tech University, British Columbia Institute of TechnologyVodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company22%
University10%
Comms Service Provider7%
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Manufacturing Company26%
Financial Services Firm16%
University14%
Healthcare Company9%
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Financial Services Firm15%
Government13%
Healthcare Company11%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company12%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
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Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise41%
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