IBM Spectrum Protect Other Advice

reviewer1347648
Network Systems Analyst III at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I would say partner up with a business partner, someone who does it day in and day out because installing the application or the server is not something you do every day as a customer. As a customer, you do that once in a blue moon. A business partner is constantly doing these installations over and over so they've got it down fairly well. I would say partner up with someone who can help you through it. Support's not going to do a whole lot with you as far as installing it. That's not really what they're there for. They're there to troubleshoot issues. A business partner's there to hold your hand and walk you through getting it installed and set up and running. In the next release, I would like to see better protect storage pool and node replication. I would rate IBM Spectrum Protect as a whole a seven out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1120971
Senior Storage Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I'm a reseller and a system architect. I'm not really a user. I'm a project manager and architect. However, we have people on our team that use and install it. We're using the current version of the solution. I'd advise other companies to not forget tape. With ransomware and everything else, it's hard. People forget tape is cheap. Tape gives you an air-gap, and, if you properly use it, you get a good hybrid solution. Many people think it's disk only, and that's just for yesterday's restore, however, for a long-term solution, tape is so much more cost-effective. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a full-feature product. It's hard to be perfect with full-featured products. There are compromises due to the fact that they do so much. View full review »
Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The best part of this solution is that it just works. I would rate this product eight out of ten. View full review »
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Spectrum677
Database Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I hope that all users go in for the latest version of IBM Spectrum Protect, which is cloud-based. They should equally ensure that everything comes together well. This should help in case they have all of these challenges like ours, i.e. where power is a major issue. I rate IBM Spectrum Protect with a seven out of 10 because of our inability to pick a backup of a trusted VMware environment. When the VMware environment is collected, we cannot take a backup. We cannot take VMware backups for that environment. View full review »
Tomas-Dalebjörk
IT Architect at CGI
The perfect solution with a robust, scalable, open architecture. Many additional plugins are available on the Global Solution Directory. View full review »
reviewer1366821
Director of Storage Services at a legal firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We're not partners with IBM. We're just customers. We have a good relationship with the company, however, we are not reseller partners. We're using the latest version of the solution. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a great solution, and we've been very happy with it, but it does lack cloud integration features. If it offered that, I'd rate it higher. View full review »
Afzal Loonat
IT Infrastructure and Architecture Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I would rate IBM Spectrum Protect an eight out of ten. It is very robust, stable, and easy to administer. The backup related to the cloud is the only challenge that we have with this product. We're happy with everything else. It is a good product. View full review »
Noel Bezuidenhout
IBM Product & Technical Sales Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The capability of the product now has been remarketed in IBM. So IBM Spectrum Protect is part of the Spectrum Suite. If you've got time, look at that. There are about 17 software-defined products that all interlink with each other. You'll get maximum usage out of the Spectrum Suite. I would recommend it. The Spectrum that we know now was the old IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Check up on Utility Storage Manager. IBM repackaged it as part of their fully software-defined offering. And one of the Spectrum Suite products is Spectrum Protect. I would rate IBM Spectrum Protect an eight out of ten. View full review »
reviewer918192
Architecte Technique at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
This is a product that I recommend, although I think it depends on the sizing of your IT systems. That said, there is a need to have a solution that is recognized by most companies. Overall, I feel that this is an average product. In my opinion, there are many competing products that are better than Spectrum Protect. I would rate this solution a five out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1299798
Network Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees
My advice for anybody who is considering this product is to implement the newest version, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. This is a good product, although it would be better if it were easier to use and manage. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. View full review »
Beat Halter
Head of Cloud & Systems at Abraxas Informatik AG
I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. View full review »
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