IBM Spectrum Protect Pricing and License Cost

Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The licensing fees are on a yearly basis, which for us it is about R400,000 (approximately $27,000 USD). The additional costs depend on your backup technology. For example, if you are using tape technology then it depends on the type of tape and how many you purchase every month. It could cost about R10,000 (approximately $650 USD), or so. The pricing is a little expensive for our current employer, so they want to move to a cheaper solution. Currently, pricing with IBM is based on sockets and the cost depends on the machine or server. Even if you don't have anything hectic running on the host, you are still paying for the whole host. This is something that should be improved. If it wasn't for the price we would most likely still be using it. View full review »
Tomas-Dalebjörk
IT Architect at CGI
IBM provides an open license policy, which is more like a gentlemen's agreement. One can go with either a PVU licensing model or a capacity based licensing model. Either solution does not block the usage, if over used. View full review »
reviewer1366821
Director of Storage Services at a legal firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I don't have any information about the pricing of the solution other than to say it's a little bit higher than we would like. View full review »
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reviewer952554
Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing of the solution is high in comparison to other products on the market. For example, Symantec costs less than this solution. View full review »
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