IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Competitors and Alternatives

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Boshko Popov
Reseller
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with Oracle.

What needs improvement?

The backup support for IBM Power Virtualization needs to be added. This would be a pretty good plus for this solution because no product at this moment, as I know, offers this feature.

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

I know their other product, IBM Spectrum Protect Server, very well. I tried this solution, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, to see what is different. I wanted to know what the advantages were to using this version. Given that we are an integrator, our environment is one such that we will not be switching, at least for the moment.
Sean Ramnarayan
Real User
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Aug 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the API features because it allows you to integrate with your Microsoft SQL, your Oracle, and your IBM Db2.

How has it helped my organization?

Currently, we are doing all of the PDP for VMware environments, and it seems to have been assisting us in a great way and making our backup more efficient.

What needs improvement?

The new functionality with the retention policy, where you can push it down from H2 Plus down to the Normal Spectrum Protect needs improvement. There is an individual file-level restore. I would like… more»

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

The licensing model of Spectrum Protect Plus is more efficient and cheaper compared to the original. It is much more efficient because of the cost. There are no additional set up costs that I am aware… more»

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

We used the original Spectrum Protect with TDP for VMware. We changed to the Spectrum Protect Plus because of the licensing.

What other advice do I have?

If they are using the existing System Protect they should convert to Spectrum Protect Plus. It will save them a lot of money from a cost perspective. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
MostafaShoaei
Real User
Data Center Platform Designer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 20 2019

What is most valuable?

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. It will restore exactly, from whatever you have. It's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows you to create a backup using any storage, and then take another one for disaster recovery. This is something that is very important for us.

What needs improvement?

The user experience is very bad and the interface needs to be improved. It is not user-friendly. This is not my complaint, alone, but everybody I know who has worked with this solution. In order to… more»

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

This solution is expensive, but compared to other backup solutions, it is fair. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. Unlike some other solutions, such as Veritas NetBackup… more»

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

I have a lot of experience with IBM Spectrum Protect, and the Plus version has extra features. It includes, for example, cloud features. After we upgraded to the plus version, I did not use many of… more»

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.
Kudzanayi Manjera
Reseller
Services Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

Certainly, the data protection is the most valuable feature for using the product but the secondary functions of replication, backup and recovery, are invaluable in helping to protect the validity of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Virtualization has helped us increase efficiency by working against data analysis almost immediately and without interrupting performance. We have experienced about an 80% savings in effort on our… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the places where the product can improve is in the interface. It is a little cumbersome to interact with and not very user-friendly. If the interface could be more simple it would make using… more»

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

We only use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus with yearly licensing fees. It depends on which solutions or plan that you choose for exactly how much it will cost.

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

We actually concurrently serve customers using more than one option and the other option we work with is Veeam. Which we deploy depends on the customer need and their preferences.

What other advice do I have?

As far as advice for people who are thinking about using the product, the product is excellent and it works. I can recommend using it and that you can be satisfied. On a scale of one to ten where one… more»
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