IBM Spectrum Protect Previous Solutions

Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We came from version 7.1.3. Based on some of the features which were offered in version 8, this was the focal point for us to say, "We need to upgrade if we want to take advantage of using container pools, start using deduplication, and no replication." We wanted to go ahead and start upgrading the Spectrum Protect servers to the latest code, as well as the Client, so we could take advantage of these new features. View full review »
Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We did not use a solution prior to this one. View full review »
Database Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Commvault is very user-friendly. From one point you can do all of your restores. You can even restore a backup that was taken by a CMS. We were using Commvault previously. View full review »
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Tomas Dalebjörk
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I have experience of many different solutions, and some of them do not exist anymore. REELbackup was the best at it time, but was based on periodically full backups. The database was local on each server which has fantastic scalability. This product doesn't exist anymore, and would not be the best today because of periodically full backups, etc. Networker is great with its many integrations to databases. But requires at the time when I used it periodically full backups. Newer version of the product has a way to overcome this, but requires more resources in the back-end. The database wiz in the system didn't respond sometimes which causes the backup to fail frequently. Networker seams also to not be a product that EMC and DELL see as strategic for the future. Netbackup is great with its way to balance the data streams to get a good throughput, but requires periodically full backups at least when I used it. It has integrations to many databases. IBM Spectrum Protect is the best of them. This solution is the best way to store backups with its space efficient data reduction technologies. In the past when tape was the main media for backup; it was very difficult to improve restore performance as the data was spread on many tapes, and collocation improves only a bit; but far from its competitors. Today when most customers use disk or VTL this is no longer an issue. It is better than the competitors today, as only one restore is needed compared to if you have periodically full backups where you have to restore firstly it's full and all its incremental backups. With help from partners ('LIGTAS') to IBM you can also have block level incremental forever for databases. Another great function is incremental restore which restores only the data that has been changed to the point in time selected. This also exists for databases with help from partners to IBM ('LIGTAS') View full review »
Technical manager of the storage area with 501-1,000 employees
For medium/large environments (Unix, Linux, Windows, VMware) we also propose the Commvault solution. For fully virtual environments, such as VMware and Hyper-V, we always use Veeam Backup & Replication. For a small environment with Windows and VMware/Hyper-V, we usually implement Veritas Backup Exec. View full review »
Andrew Mikhail
Systems And Storage Administrator at Zain Mobile
I was working with a IBM different product, DS4700. However, right now, we are in different stage of technology, which is SVC and Storwize V7000. View full review »
Solutions Architect with 51-200 employees
In this case, we received recommendations, a short-list. IBM was on that list. We went with IBM because we have many IBM Power servers. There are some work loads for PowerVM and IBM knows the architecture of PowerVM better. View full review »
System Administrator Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were not previously using a different solution. We were looking for a solution which was robust, and the company behind it was a good, big company. We had other IBM solutions at the time, so we wanted to make sure that we stuck with the same organization. I had used a Spectrum Protect, which used to be called TSM, in other places before, and it was stable and robust. That is how we decided to go with it. View full review »
Sr. Solution Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
We needed a better enterprise backup because we were backing up OS-specific backup products with OS only. Thus, we had too many backup products for each OS separately. This was a nightmare to backup. Therefore, we decided to get an all-in-one backup. View full review »
Wira Chinwong
Service Director at a integrator with 51-200 employees
We did not use a previous solution. View full review »
Pedro Emiliano
Line Of Business Manager for Storage and Backup at Compta IS
I had different backup products. Each one is really good with similar backup needs, but with Spectrum Protect, I could get a holistic product for heterogeneity environments. View full review »
SSE at Value Point Systems
TSM. I liked its command-line interface. But now Spectrum is even easier for my team. View full review »
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
I don't see moving from TSM to Spectrum Protect as a solution swap, I see it as just re-branding. View full review »
Paulo Ricardo de Mello
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In some small clients, we worked with Veritas Backup Exec, but just for small environments as a low cost option. View full review »
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