IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Previous Solutions

Muhammad Akmal
Snr. IT infra admin at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I worked with a net backup solution (EMC) at the previous organization where I worked. They offered specific benefits in terms of a user interface that was easy to use. They also have a very good graphical interface and users could easily perform tasks, do backups and do data retention. That was easy in those products. At that time IBM Spectrum Protect was not that easy to use. It was only in 2014 that IBM Spectrum Protect mad their user interface easier and then this product became more popular. Today IBM Spectrum Protect is easier to use than other products. Other products are still at the same level of use as they were 7 or 8 years ago. IBM Spectrum is also fully integrated with IBM products and that is why we went for the IBM Spectrum Protect. We liked that they were integrated with existing middle-ware and other products they are using. View full review »
MostafaShoaei
Data Center Platform Designer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 the additional features. From my perspective, I did not really notice any difference between the two versions. We made the switch because our consultants suggested the Plus version, and our research told us that it is a really good solution to upgrade to. We actually used multiple backup solutions, but I am unable to name them. View full review »
Princsyseng67
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We plan to upgrade to Spectrum Protect and for us it's moving forward. Firstly, backing up something on an archival level that is running on the same archival level is better. Secondly, the cost of Spectrum Protect Plus versus Spectrum Protect is much better, because I think you get around 10 VMs per terabyte licensing that you use. That will definitely be a huge gain for us. The plugin on VMware of Spectrum Protect is totally different. So, with Spectrum Protect Plus you don't see the actual backup within the vCenter. The only thing that you see is that it creates a snap and then the backup runs totally outside of it. View full review »
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DigitalT3f2a
Digital Transformation Manager
Prior to this solution, we were performing manual backups. View full review »
Kudzanayi Manjera
Services Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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. View full review »
Sean Ramnarayan
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We used the original Spectrum Protect with TDP for VMware. We changed to the Spectrum Protect Plus because of the licensing. View full review »
JohannFLEURY
IBM Spectrum Protect Expert at Nestle
I didn't previously use a different solution. View full review »
Adminsystems67
Administrator Systems at a retailer with 51-200 employees
We have been using this solution since it was named the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM TSM) and did not use another solution prior. View full review »
Boshko Popov
System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
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