Compare IBM Spectrum Protect vs. Zerto

IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 57 reviews while Zerto which is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 17 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 8.4, while Zerto is rated 9.2. 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 Zerto writes "Easy to operate and very dependable. ". IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Zerto is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware SRM and EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines. See our IBM Spectrum Protect vs. Zerto report.
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Pros
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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We now have the ability to replicate critical data to a secure, off-site location that can be brought back in seconds if needed.Implementing this solution has given us sandboxing and the ability to move VMs.The ability to fully test your entire environment without actually performing a failover is invaluable.It has enabled DR protection for virtual appliances with minimal administrator time.During a failover to a DR site, Zerto can automatically change the IP address of servers.With Zerto, we were able to replicate our virtual servers to a remote DR site across a WAN connection.The initial setup was very straightforward and easy. We were able to start replication within minutes of the initial setup.Journaling allows us to leverage Zerto's journal for sub-minute recoveries, instead of having to wait for the storage array to replicate.

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Cons
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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The email alerts can be excessive, so better control over frequency or resolution may be a worthwhile improvement.The backup functions are in need of improvement.There needs to be more flexibility in the licensing.It would be helpful if the reports can be generated periodically, on a schedule.I would like them to add a VM host replication option. Being able to replicate host configuration between sites would be a huge benefit.The full site recovery is not up to SRM standards.It is difficult to manage failing over between sites if you are at the site that was impacted.Adding or changing VPGs (Virtual Protection Groups) may require restarting replication.

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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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While we find the twenty-five VM license somewhat inflexible, the actual setup costs are minimal as the product is so easy to install.The solution is very cost-effective and very easy to set-up but does not compromise on features.We believe the pricing, setup costs, and licensing are easy to understand. The pricing seems very reasonable.It's a little bit expensive.Licensing is VM based so you can buy packages or single VM. Price is not low but the power of application is high, so you will get your money back.

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8.4
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Also Known As
IBM TSM, IBM Tivoli Storage ManagerZerto Virtual Replication
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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.

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud are managed. At enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, SunGard AS and more than 350 cloud services providers.

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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 TechnologyTencate, Spirit Airlines, Woodforest National Bank, UW Health
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company21%
Insurance Company10%
University10%
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Manufacturing Company24%
Financial Services Firm12%
University10%
Software R&D Company7%
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Insurance Company14%
Consumer Goods10%
Non Profit10%
Marketing Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Wholesaler/Distributor12%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider9%
Insurance Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise54%
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise46%
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