IBM Spectrum Protect Pricing and License Cost

SeniorMa9979
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we did this, migrated to this new disk-based footprint, we did a reclassification. We worked our licensing into a capacity model, which is nice. Now, everything is much simpler to manage from a licensing perspective. View full review »
Bill Raines
Technical Specialist at Cherbonnier Mayer & Assoc
You need to put it in a PoC and test it out if you can. A lot of companies have time and resources to do this for every product that they are looking at. They need to scrutinize every one of the competitors. After, you can basically configure it and script it the way you want it to work. View full review »
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 »
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Ravi Prakash Srivastava
Regional Platform Services Manager at GBM
I would recommend IBM, but I am a business partner. View full review »
Technica4232
Technical Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We have been at our size for a few years. We are not really looking to battle the licensing costs, as this is our primary system. View full review »
Tomas Dalebjörk
Information Technology Technician at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Use capacity licensing. It's easier and cheaper. View full review »
LeadStor4787
Lead Storage Administrator at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The product is more complex and can be pricey, but you are paying for one copy of the data as opposed to other vendors. For example, if I have five copies of the data, I will be spending a lot more money. Switching to one vendor, it will cost over a million dollars to give us less functionality, which is why we did not do it. Going to IBM Tech University Conference saved me from making a major purchase of the wrong thing, which was very helpful. View full review »
MM4513
Technical manager of the storage area with 501-1,000 employees
The licensing is varied. If we have small environments (not many TB being managed) it is best to license by PVUs (depending on the number of cores of the machine). If we manage many TBs we look at licensing by capacity which allows us to use all the agents of the product. If the customer has more IBM products, as well as IBM storage, we can resort to global licensing, which can be very economical. View full review »
Technicaf88f
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We chose IBM Spectrum Protect, because they actually have something called MSP pricing, which means managed services provider pricing. The pricing was attractive, and it seems to be a platform that IBM is totally investing on in terms of new functions and new capabilities. View full review »
SolnArch236
Solutions Architect with 51-200 employees
There may be an advantage to going with IBM in terms of pricing. They have a pay-as-you-grow policy, so there is no need to take one license for the entire datacenter. You can start with small licenses and then grow, and pay, as you use more. View full review »
SystemAdac57
System Administrator Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We will probably use it in the future since we have already invested in it, even though we are looking at other options. Financially, it makes sense to go with Spectrum Protect rather than changing to another platform. View full review »
HeadOfSt4245
Head Of Storage at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The license model that they have at IBM, which is due to volume, from a certain volume onward is not the right license model. Right now, we have a better license model. This is the model that we had at the end of last year. View full review »
Wira Chinwong
Service Director at a integrator with 51-200 employees
The product is low cost. It is very cool when we design it to using licensing based on post capacity. View full review »
Pedro Emiliano
Line Of Business Manager for Storage and Backup at Compta IS
Licenses have to be studied regarding a client's need. However, with Entry License, Front End Capacity or Back End Capacity, there are many choices. View full review »
it_user301308
SSE at Value Point Systems
We worked our licensing into a capacity model, which is nice. Now, everything is much simpler to manage from a licensing perspective. View full review »
Henry
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
If you do not have deep pockets, don't come to IBM. View full review »
Marcos Corbani
Business and marketing manager at MML Systems
Use licensing "FRONT END". View full review »
ReviewerJ518
Engineer at colourtex
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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