IBM Spectrum Protect Other Solutions Considered

Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The evolution off of tape is one that we have looked to do for a long time. We've had BTLs pitched that have never been viable solutions. We took knocks for overlooking those back then, for cost or other reasons, but it has paid off that we didn't invest in one of those platforms that we would now have to get off of. We kept tape around for a long time. Yet, now, we can move straight to a disk-based solution with the container pools, which is working well, and we are looking into cloud. View full review »
Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Veeam and Rubrik, but right now, we have the two best products. We have Commvault and Spectrum Protect. Each one of them are the best at different things and each have their weaknesses. During the last two years, IBM has put out a lot of different features which have impressed us. We may be able to reevaluate some product comparisons now. As long as IBM continues to roll out new features and adjusts a lot of other customer issues out there in the industry, they will continue to stay one of the top products. View full review »
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have used a couple of different backup products. As a business partner, our customers do choose other backup products. Generally, I find I have less trouble with Spectrum Protect than I have had with the other backup products. Mainly, the competition is Commvault, if they are looking at the functionality that Spectrum Protect is offering. There are some customers who go with Veeam. The reason that they go with Veem is because they have a desire to go there. When they already want to go that way, it is difficult to position Spectrum Protect as an alternative. I am really keen to see how Spectrum Protect Plus might compete with Veem in the marketplace. View full review »
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Harold Morales
IT Tech Lead at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Our customers always evaluate other vendors. Customers are sometimes using Veeam Backup for their virtual workloads. They may also be using some other tools from EMC. However, Spectrum Protect is the only tool that can work throughout all their technology and platforms. Therefore, they do not need separate tools for separate technologies. Spectrum Protect is the only tool which helps them do this. IBM is most compared to Veeam Backup because there are a lot of virtualized workloads in our Clients. It is also compared with HPE Data Protector and Veritas. These are the solutions that our customers evaluate. View full review »
Bill Raines
Technical Specialist at Cherbonnier Mayer & Assoc
Spectrum Protect is often compared with Commvault and EMC for overall backup solutions, then against Veeam, and Rubrik for virtualization platforms. View full review »
Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
This solution was in place when I arrived. However, we are currently in the process of migrating to Veeam but this is a cost consideration rather than one of functionality or performance. View full review »
Database Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was with a different organization. We were using Symantec products. View full review »
Ravi Prakash Srivastava
Regional Platform Services Manager at GBM
Other market competitors include EMC NetWorker, Veritas (Plus Edition), and Veeam (for virtualization). View full review »
TSM SME and Storage software Solutions Architect at Software Information Systems, LLC
Typically, the competitors have been EMC or Commvault. Those are the most common ones that we have run into. What is probably most interesting, more recently, customers have been having conversations with me around some of these newer backup applications which are more web scale architected, like how Spectrum Protect Plus is designed. This has been a different conversation, because the customers' focus is more about ease of use, and less about flexibility and scalability. Therefore, this has been a little bit of a shift, because they have simplified so much, and what they have is their infrastructure. View full review »
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Our clients tend to compare it with NetBackup. View full review »
Technical Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I do not know who they evaluated. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The competitors are Commvault, Veeam, or any of the other major backup players who are out there right now. It is a zero sum market. Everybody is bidding for the same customers. View full review »
Tomas Dalebjörk
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
* Commvault * NetBackup * Networker View full review »
Lead Storage Administrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
We evaluated Commvault, NetBackup, and Axiom (until they were purchased by a competitor). We also looked at Rubrik. We prefer Spectrum Protect, and even though we have looked at its competitors, we have never switched. View full review »
Parul Patel
Data Backup and Recovery Admin at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
NetBackup was on my shortlist. Back then, they were not running on Windows and they ran on Unix. I was not a Unix guy for too long, and I wanted to feel comfortable with the OS. I came from a mainframe background. It's more flexible, and it can back up a cross-platform backup to any platform. That's a good feature, and they have it. You don't need a different backup solution and a different OS for each platform. View full review »
Technical manager of the storage area with 501-1,000 employees
In principle, and whenever I can implement this product, if a customer is reluctant or has many Windows servers I choose products that are configured/installed almost entirely via a graphic interface, such as Commvault. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a government
We also evaluated Commvault. View full review »
Dirk Osten
Team Leader For Back Up at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I do not know who else was evaluated. View full review »
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We seriously looked at Commvault. We also looked at Veeam and another third-party. View full review »
Solutions Architect with 51-200 employees
EMC and one other. View full review »
System Administrator Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
A long time ago, we also evaluated Legato NetWorker (now EMC NetWorker). View full review »
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had another product brought in to take care of the other side of the Microsoft servers and VMs. They thought about dragging us into that as well and getting rid of Spectrum Protect. I said, "We don't need something that complicated. Spectrum Protect is a perfect fit for what we need." NetBackup was previously running, but they have moved to Commvault, and I said, "There is no way that I am going to CommVault. It is too expensive and complicated. Spectrum Protect is not expensive, and it is simple to use." Even some of the people in our group, like our DBAs and non-technical people, can restore some stuff themselves via Spectrum Protect. They don't always need me. That is how simple it is. That is what I like about it. View full review »
Head Of Storage at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
There was a call for tender for an overall storage renewal, and IBM easily won out versus its competition. View full review »
Sr. Solution Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We also evaluated NetBackup. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Customers will look at other vendors in the enterprise backup space: Commvault, NetBackup, Veeam, and other similar solutions. Most of my customers have already been Spectrum Protect customers. Therefore they are happy with the product. The new implementations that I have done, they have generally chosen Spectrum Protect for its scalability and reliability. View full review »
Solutions Architect at Key Information Systems
The main competitors usually evaluated: EMC and Commvault. View full review »
Storage Administrator at Comerica Incorporated
I do not know who else was evaluated when we were looking for a solution. Now, we have NetWorker, Avamar, and Spectrum Protect. So, we have two and a half too many backup products. View full review »
Sophia Porter
Global Backup Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have seen a lot of other backup products out there, and they are good. However, Spectrum Protect seems to encompass a broad range of things, and you can pretty much put it anywhere. You can tie it into your backup network or backup needs. View full review »
Javier Suarez
Solutions Architect at Etechservices
Most of my customers are coming from old NetBackup type of environments. What I see a lot more now is Commvault, and these two being the other two main competitors. View full review »
Chief Technical Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Vendors who tend to appear on customers shortlists are Veeam, NetBackup, and Commvault. View full review »
Technical Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have used HPE. I have also used NetBackup. NetBackup seemed a little more intuitive, but it did not do near as much. This will do a lot more. View full review »
Wira Chinwong
Service Director at a integrator with 51-200 employees
We compared it to NetBackup. In the end, for design and cost optimization, we chose IBM Spectrum Protect. View full review »
Cloud Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We evaluated other data protection products like Veritas. We chose IBM because we had IBM in-house. This was the main reason, and also because Spectrum Protect would integrate with the IBM products better. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our customers also look at Commvault and Veeam. View full review »
Pedro Emiliano
Line Of Business Manager for Storage and Backup at Compta IS
I tried other products, but some of them were not suitable for enterprise class. View full review »
Sr. Production Specialist at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
This was before my time with the company. View full review »
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
EMC Avamar and Cohesity were also in the PoC. View full review »
Evgen Ezhov
Head of Testing Dpt with 501-1,000 employees
I think it makes sense to think about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization because Red Hat has better backup. View full review »
Marcos Corbani
Business and marketing manager at MML Systems
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