IBM ProtectTIER Room for Improvement

Tamas Panda
Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
On the redundant standpoint, if we have two ProtectTIER, it makes the product running too redundant, because it is a very critical backup solution. It is handled by ProtectTIER so there should be some redundancy between the two sides. For example, we have side A and side B, and if anything happens on side A, then side B protector should be able take care of the issue. There is only one issue on the VTL side, we cannot restore the entire system of AS/400. We cannot restore the data by using ProtectTIER on VPL. The new protector is good, but it is not possible to restore the full system. We can restore the data but we cannot do the full restoration. Hope this issue also been resolved with new solutions. View full review »
System Administrator at CFAO TECHNOLOGIES
The main challenge for our customers is to replicate the virtual environment upon restart, without using any additional solutions such as VMware SLM. I would like the possibility to back up the infrastructure and then replicate it upon on restart, without having to orchestrate the starting of the VM. It would be much better for us. This solution can be made easier to use. Technical support is very frustrating and we are considering other solutions because of it. Stability is something that should be improved. The product is expensive and the licensing should be changed. View full review »
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