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Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

This protector is very safe and VTL. It is the 7650 protector. The model is 7650. The one system is VTL, the IBM protector 7650 is configured VPL, so it is important to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product for excellent and quick backup solution in small and large IBM I Series environment. Completed all the 70 No's LPAR backup without any manual intervention and… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Highly advice to all IBM I series clients to use VTL product for their backup solutions.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before ProtectTIER, we used tape solutions. It was good, we didn't have any issues with it. Only thing was it took more time to take the backups because the simultaneous… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is an excellent product, and the product is supposed to go far because everyone has less time to pick up the backup. We did fixed one issue on the ProtectTIER in the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used the data domain that is EMC Data Domain Storage. We compared with the Data Domain. EMC Data Domain Storage was tried using a robot. It is a health system product… more»

What is IBM ProtectTIER?

IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

IBM ProtectTIER customers

Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber

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