IBM Spectrum Protect Scalability

Albertus Maritz
Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
In terms of scalability, it doesn't matter how much you throw at it, it just handles it. The product doesn't require that much in terms of resources. There is no overhead CPU consumption unless you're doing deduplication and stuff like that. It is not heavy, resource-wise. I am the main backup administrator and the only one who is using this product. I run it for the company. Currently, we are backing up between forty and fifty virtual machines on Tivoli. If I want to leave and let the schedules run then I have a second IT person to monitor it. The usage will not increase because the solution is being phased out, and all of the backups are moving over to the new product. Before the end of the year, it will not be used anymore. View full review »
Spectrum677
Database Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of the scalability, with the latest version of IBM Spectrum Protect, now they have all these cloud features available. It makes it easier for you to plug into. We have about 10 main users. We have three or four unrestricted users. For deployment and maintenance, about four or five guys on the ground. The product is very extensive. We've implemented it about three or four years ago. At the moment, the number of sellers in production increases every day, day in and day out. We keep on spinning up new services and all we do is onboard the new servers. We've not had any complaints because of capacity. It has been able to serve our clients' purposes. View full review »
Tomas-Dalebjörk
IT Architect at CGI
the solution scales frmo small setup to enterprise hosting many thousands of clients. Competitors need more resourses, as it has difficulty to host the inventories, of manage the amount of data If needed, one can add storage agents, which can be used to off load data transfer, so that the data goes over these agents, instead of being sent to a central server View full review »
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SolnArch236
Solutions Architect with 51-200 employees
It's very scalable. We can start the product with 10 machines and we can manage more than 1000 machines. There are no limitations with respect to adding agents. The only thing we need is the addition of some resources for the backup server. For example, we can start with a backup server with 16 gigabits of memory and when we add many jobs and many agents to the backup, we have to add some resource tools to the backup server. View full review »
SrSoluti174f
Sr. Solution Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is good. The product is so scalable and vast. They need to do a better job on Windows, because if you are running Windows, the scalability is more limited than AIX and Linux. We plan to add on more Spectrum Protects in the future. View full review »
Solutiond548
Solutions Architect at Key Information Systems
The blueprints are awesome. From everything that I have see out there from competitors' products, Spectrum Protect scales significantly higher than anything else that I have seen. Spectrum Protect will meet our customers' growth plans. View full review »
Wira Chinwong
Service Director at a integrator with 51-200 employees
There have been scalability issues. The core product does not support scale out. We needed to create a new system and manage resources separate from the existing one. View full review »
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