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2018-06-11T06:45:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for IBM Spectrum Protect?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Top 20Real User

That's a hard estimate. It depends on the licensing, the hardware, and other stuff, but it is fairly expensive. It is generally more expensive than other solutions.

2021-08-30T15:10:45Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing is costly.

2021-07-27T14:47:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have a special license, the name of which is escaping me at the moment, which grants us use for an unlimited number of years. We must pay for a full license.

2021-06-23T12:49:32Z
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Top 5Real User

We are paying for support and maintenance on a monthly basis. It is approximately $124.00 USD per month for the entire company.

2021-05-29T19:41:10Z
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Top 5Real User

When compared to the cost of other enterprise products, it seems to be in the same range. However, compared to the cost of non-enterprise products, it is really high.

2021-05-08T13:38:36Z
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Top 20Real User

Its licensing is complex, and its price is not really reasonable. It is on the expensive side. IBM, in general, is slightly expensive, but with IBM Spectrum for the virtual environment, they are looking into the aspect of helping customers with the cost and providing a cost-effective solution.

2021-04-05T20:01:23Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't have an idea about the pricing. They send that over to someone else, but I know that one of the issues they had was the licensing costs. I don't think they were happy with how they were charged.

2021-03-31T15:29:49Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution can get pretty expensive. They also charge an extra license if you would like to go to the cloud. The solution charges companies a licensing fee on a yearly basis on the front-end. You pay at the beginning of the year.

2021-02-26T23:04:21Z
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Top 10Reseller

It is expensive.

2021-02-03T14:02:35Z
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Top 5MSP

The solution is expensive.

2021-02-02T16:54:59Z
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Top 5Real User

The licensing process is very unclear and a bit complicated. Many of our clients have trouble figuring it out. They'll buy a license and then they find out the limits are wrong.

2021-01-25T10:34:48Z
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Top 20Reseller

It is really expensive. Its price is not good for Latin America. Its price is good for the United States or Europe.

2020-12-09T11:04:11Z
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Top 20MSP

The pricing is average. It's not expensive, it's not cheap. It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive. It's very good value for money I would say.

2020-11-04T19:25:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We have capacity licensing. We use the front end. The capacity licensing is pretty okay on the licensing price. I used to use the old PVU-based licensing in the early environment, but now we use capacity-based licensing.

2020-10-29T12:02:52Z
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Top 20MSP

The pricing is quite good and very competitive in the market.

2020-10-06T06:57:37Z
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Top 20Real User

It is fairly reasonable as compared to other solutions in the market.

2020-10-04T06:40:20Z
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Top 10Real User

I'm not sure what the licensing fees are but I believe they are substantial.

2020-10-04T06:40:20Z
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Top 20Real User

The licensing fees are between $8,000 and $10,000 per year.

2020-09-21T06:33:18Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-06-25T10:49:27Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-04-27T13:09:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2019-05-13T08:56:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing of the solution is high in comparison to other products on the market. For example, Symantec costs less than this solution.

2018-12-12T10:23:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The product is low cost. It is very cool when we design it to using licensing based on post capacity.

2018-06-19T08:17:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-06-11T06:45:00Z
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