IBM Spectrum Protect Pros and Cons

IBM Spectrum Protect Pros

SeniorMa9979
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Performance and recoveries are better. Our clients and customers are happier with the performance of it.
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it_user623352
Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
From a tech perspective, utilizing deduplication is one of the most valuable features.
For initial setup, we started with the blueprints, which were great. The blueprints allowed us to be able to decide if we needed to use small, medium,k or large. Because we are a large environment, we used a large blueprint. Once we followed everything in the blueprint, it was a smooth transition from there.
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ITConsula513
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Every time customers make a change or we have made a change, then they use the product to do a cloning and refreshing. They are happy that they get good performance something changes.
The ability to migrate between media over a long period of time. My customers are long-time users, and they have benefited from being able to move between tiers. They have been able to do this within the product.
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Harold Morales
Project Technical Leader at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
One of the features which is most interesting in Spectrum Protect is the ability to scale out to great environments. This is something that not many vendors have on the market.
It is also a product that has been maturing for a long time. This is good because customers need reliability in their enterprise initiatives.
The solution is very stable. It is one of the most important features that we look for in a product before putting it into the market and when establishing a strategy with our customers.
The technical support for Spectrum Protect is very mature. It is very committed to giving a top-notch support experience.
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Bill Raines
Technical Specialist at Cherbonnier Mayer & Assoc
Traditional storage works perfectly with it.
Our customers have come to trust IBM.
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Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The best part of this solution is that it just works.
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Spectrum677
Database Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The fact that we can take the backup straight onto tape is the most valuable feature.
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Ravi Prakash Srivastava
Regional Platform Services Manager at GBM
The backup on real-time, especially for the virtual machine, archiving, and retrieving the reader from the backup repository and getting it online, getting it validated, then performing the data consistency check over the backup.
Once setup, you do not need to touch it again. You just need to do a formal check on possibly batch updates.
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it_user586107
TSM SME and Storage software Solutions Architect at Software Information Systems, LLC
They have recently added support tickets specifically engineered around performance. This has been very useful for us when we run into issues where customers are looking to try to squeeze a lot more horsepower out of older system.
Enterprise-wide type of architecture supports a lot of different platforms.
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Technica3fb4
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It integrates well with Spectrum Scale.
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IBM Spectrum Protect Cons

SeniorMa9979
Senior Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our new leadership has pushed us to go more toward the cloud, so we are definitely going to leverage anything we can in that direction.
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it_user623352
Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would love to see something which allows us to do an auto restart of backup jobs.
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ITConsula513
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Needs more support for non-mainstream databases, in particular PostgreSQL, SQL, and MySQL.
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Harold Morales
Project Technical Leader at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I would like to see monitoring within the platform: monitoring for storage pools and monitoring for the server's health (e.g., CPU and memory).
I would like to advance reporting and analytics for the platform to see how much data is coming into the platform. how much data is expiring everyday, and what tape savings we are getting through reclamation.
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Bill Raines
Technical Specialist at Cherbonnier Mayer & Assoc
No one can fix every solution for backup and restore.
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Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The user interface needs to be improved.
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Spectrum677
Database Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We cannot take VMware backups for our banking data center environment.
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Ravi Prakash Srivastava
Regional Platform Services Manager at GBM
They should have a proper technical support team serving the customers and get issues resolved earlier.
It needs better connectivity with other non-IBM application hardware and non-IBM platforms.
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it_user586107
TSM SME and Storage software Solutions Architect at Software Information Systems, LLC
Integration with some applications in the healthcare field could be added, as that is a big part of our business.
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Technica3fb4
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
High availability (HA) is a scalability challenge.
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