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Given that it's an expensive product I would suggest that if you're rich go with IBM, and if you're poor go with someone else. Most enterprise companies like to show off with these products. I've been lucky to have worked in enterprise companies.
We only use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus with yearly licensing fees. It depends on which solutions or plan that you choose for exactly how much it will cost.
This solution is expensive, but compared to other backup solutions, it is fair. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. Unlike some other solutions, such as Veritas NetBackup where you have to pay for different licenses to use different features, there is a single license that allows you to use all of the features.
We pay a monthly licensing fee.
The licensing fees are on a yearly basis. In addition to the standard licensing fees, we paid for implementation and training.
Because we've got Spectrum Protect, we're going to use some of that licensing and convert it to Plus. One additional cost is obviously going to be the infrastructure that we need to buy for the solution.
sP+ worth the investment in regards of capabilities vs cost. With the cotrect understanding of the administrator, the possibilities given by this tool worth any penny invested.
The licensing model of Spectrum Protect Plus is more efficient and cheaper compared to the original. It is much more efficient because of the cost. There are no additional set up costs that I am aware of. They charge you for every terabyte of licensing that you can back up. We have a contract with IBM that includes maintenance for three or five years.