IBM Spectrum Protect Competitors and Alternatives

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MostafaShoaei
Data Center Platform Designer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Aug 20, 2019
A multi-platform solution that supports a variety of media and has no limitations

What is our primary use case?

I was using this solution at my previous job, about six months ago. The company that I am with now is planning to purchase it, although, at this time, we do not have any of these products. I have experience with the on-premises deployment model, and it was our backup solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "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 user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

This is a really strong application that I find really useful and reliable for backup, but it needs to be more user-friendly. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Rudolf Kozdon
IT specialist - Monitoring and security at Operator ICT
Real User
Top 20
Sep 16, 2020
A very user-friendly and intuitive solution that helps maintain stability

What is our primary use case?

We bought the Veeam Enterprise license for Linux and Microsoft backup for the virtual machines running on those operating systems. The reason we bought this software is that I have a lot of experience with Veeam software. When I compare Veeam with the storage manager from IBM or data protocol from HP or Exeter or some backups from Dell, Veeam is superior. I could buy these other products but Veeam is best because it is very user-friendly as well as being a very great solution. In addition to my personal experience and opinion, when we bought this software, our virtualization software only had… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Veeam helps to create a stable environment with virtual servers."
  • "The initial setup is very straightforward."
  • "Veeam is very user-friendly and intuitive software."
  • "The solution could use some updates to minor details omitted from current reporting."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Veeam on Microsoft Windows as a nine-out-of-ten. What I would expect in order to make this product a ten-of-ten is that they will add some details in reporting about the backup jobs. They need to just fill this little hole in the software by adding details in the reports that are not currently included and it is really giving me everything I need as a user. I would recommend Veeam to others who are looking into implementing it.
AdekunleAjayi
Technical Sales Specialist at CWG PLC
Real User
Top 5
May 25, 2020
Good technical support and a commendable deduplication rate

What is our primary use case?

We are system integrators and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our clients. This appliance allows you to expand into the cloud with a provider like AWS or Azure. It can provide the capability for a third-level backup.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate."
  • "The price could be lowered slightly, to make it more competitive."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to compare products from Veritas, Commvault, IBM, and Dell EMC. Personally, I feel that this is a robust solution and one that I can always recommend. That said, there is no perfect solution. No matter how robust it is, all competitors have an edge in some way. It could be price, availability, simplicity, the level of support, or something else. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
reviewer1387569
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Aug 1, 2020
User-friendly, stable, and feature-rich

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and Veritas NetBackup is one of the backup and recovery products that we resell to our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "NetBackup is very easy for end-users."
  • "The biggest problem with NetBackup is licensing."

What other advice do I have?

Overall, NetBackup is a good product and the only problem is the licensing module. We would really like to have socket-based licensing. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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