IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Initial Setup

Muhammad Akmal
Snr. IT infra admin at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Five or six years ago it would have been complex. But now it's no trouble and not that much complex at all. It is user-friendly - from the interface point and from the intelligence point of view. So now it's not that much difficult. View full review »
MostafaShoaei
Data Center Platform Designer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not initially install and configure the Plus version. The initial setup was for IBM Spectrum Protect, and then we performed an upgrade to the Plus version. The initial setup is complex, for a new installation, when somebody does it for the first time. It is not too hard when you have experience with it. Our deployment took approximately one day. View full review »
Mohamed Amr
Storage Sales Leader at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I sell the product, but we have client engagement with the customer during the project planning. This explains to the customer the scope of work and how much it will take. So, our implementation guy already creates this scope after discussing the customer requirements and understanding the customer infrastructure, or customer components, then they decide the scope of work. We have to execute the project plan to be ensure that the product is delivered and installed correctly. If the customer is new, maybe the older version of Spectrum Protect was little bit complex because it did not have full gateway interface interaction. However, the newer version of Spectrum Protect is easier, and the customer is likely to see the gateway interface. It is much more user friendly. View full review »
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Princsyseng67
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was quite straightforward and it was easy to actually set it up and start using it. The architecture is totally different from Spectrum Protect. I would like to see the commands and what's happening in the background, so it would nice to see a view of that. The deployment was subject to the availability on the VMware side. We needed to go seek approvals and changes and things like that but the environment that I am currently using, I could deploy in a day. View full review »
DigitalT3f2a
Digital Transformation Manager
We downloaded the software from the vendor's website. The initial setup was complex. Most of the work was done by an engineer from IBM. We really tried to follow the process so that we could understand it and troubleshoot if we encounter en error, but it was quite complex to follow. It is not a straightforward implementation. The deployment took approximately two months, and there is a training period. View full review »
Kudzanayi Manjera
Services Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Our experience with installations and deployment is that the installation is straightforward. It did not take more than an hour to install beside additional configurations and customizations required by the clients. The troubleshooting afterward may take more time, but usually, we can have everything in place in less than a day. View full review »
Sean Ramnarayan
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup is straightforward if you follow the book. It only needs one person to deploy it and maintain it, with a maximum of two. Should one get sick, the other could take over. We have a back-up team. Our deployment was internally cloud-connected. At the moment, we are not using it as a public or private cloud. The deployment took less than a day because we had to wait on the VMware guys to build the OVA for us. We started to deploy it more into existing VMware environments in our environment. We have deployed it in only two of our environments and we have another six to do. View full review »
JohannFLEURY
IBM Spectrum Protect Expert at Nestle
The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do. It took about one hour to implement the solution. View full review »
Adminsystems67
Administrator Systems at a retailer with 51-200 employees
With my experience, I don't have a problem with the installation of this solution. However, it is very difficult to install, configure, and administer with the AIX system and virtual environments. View full review »
Boshko Popov
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup of this solution is straightforward. The deployment took approximately one day. View full review »
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