"Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups."
"We've found the product to be stable."
"The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM."
"The solution is very stable."
"I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data."
"We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less."
"It's a good solution."
"The product has a proven track record of good backups without much of a failure ratio. It also has a good backup in terms of the compression ratio."
"IBM Spectrum Protect offers stable software and products."
"The archiving feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"Support of the IBM X platform and the backup data replication to DR are the most valuable features."
"The interface is easy to use."
"It's a very stable product, and we've never had any downtime with it."
"The backup of Sybase databases is the most valuable feature in the existing environment. They have got the most documentation out there on the internet for its software protection. The documentation is excellent, and there are a lot of blogs, websites. Because it's still one of the oldest products out there for data protection, there are also lots of people who have a lot of experience in using this solution."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the centralized enterprise backup."
"I've had no problems with the stability of this solution."
"The solution could improve by having better integration and more flexibility."
"The interface has room for improvement. It's not ideal right now."
"It would be better if we could integrate easily with other platforms."
"It would be helpful if the product offered more integration potential."
"The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose."
"Technical support should be more knowledgeable."
"The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features."
"Some integrations are not in place, such as the email alerts, which are not compatible with Office 365 SMTP gateway."
"When it comes to virtualization in IBM it's not perfect."
"They took some of the funding off of it for a while. Therefore, instead of being a market leader, they took their position for granted. Then some competitors developed new bells and whistles that they advertise, and due to that lag a few years ago, there are not the resources to explain the differences."
"The initial setup is complex."
"It can be improved for large file systems with many files. Spectrum Protect can restore large files very well, but if you're restoring millions of little files, it is not as great. At one point, we tried to implement the VMware module with it, and it was awful and terrible. I don't know if that has improved. If it hasn't, this would be one big improvement."
"The licensing isn't very clear. They should work to simply or clarify the cost structure."
"The interface could be more user-friendly."
"They do not have a unified GUI, they only work on CLI and operations center, which is really complicated for the installation and configuration."
"It would be helpful if the solution included some sort of ransomware protection."
Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.
Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 38 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 47 reviews. Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8, while IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Veeam Agent for Linux. See our Dell EMC Avamar vs. IBM Spectrum Protect report.
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