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IBM ProtectTIER vs. Microsoft DPM
July 2022
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"Overall IBM ProtectTIER is a great solution. It is easy to use.""The solution is highly stable."

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"The initial setup is quite straightforward.""It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers.""The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.""The most important feature is that it's easy to use.""The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched.""It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor."

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"IBM ProtectTIER could improve by being more user-friendly."

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"Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great.""You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.""It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM.""Management reporting could be improved.""Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement.""The user interface can be improved quite a bit."

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  • "IBM ProtectTIER is an expensive solution."
  • "The customer can decide how they want to purchase a license. However, the price of the solution is expensive."
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    Top Answer:Overall IBM ProtectTIER is a great solution. It is easy to use.
    Top Answer:The customer can decide how they want to purchase a license. However, the price of the solution is expensive.
    Top Answer:IBM ProtectTIER could improve by being more user-friendly.
    Top Answer:The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.
    Top Answer:I bought the license for the solution from Microsoft as part of System Center. I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution.
    Top Answer:Management reporting could be improved.
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    Also Known As
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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    Overview

    IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that can be used to back up data from a source location to a target secondary location. Microsoft DPM allows you to back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system. Microsoft DPM can store backup data to disks for short-term storage, to Azure Cloud for both for short-term and long-term storage off-premises, and to tapes for long-term storage, which can then be stored offsite. Backed up files are indexed, which allows you to easily search your recovered data.

    Microsoft DPM contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data, ensuring resources are available and recoverable during planned and unplanned outages. When outages occur and source data is unavailable, you can use DPM to easily restore data to the original source or to an alternate location.

    Key Features of Microsoft DPM:

    • Application-aware backup: Application-aware backup of Microsoft workloads, including SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint.

    • File backup: Back up files and folders on computers running Windows Server and Windows operating systems.

    • System backup: Back up the entire system state or run complete backups of physical computers running Windows Server or Windows client operating systems.

    • Hyper-V backup: Back up Hyper-V virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. You can choose to back up an entire virtual machine or specific applications on the virtual machine.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft DPM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust and flexible backup capabilities and its being easy to manage with one central dashboard.

    William M., the head of ICT infrastructure & security at a tech services company, notes, "The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require. The compatibility is very good. We have an IBM AS/400 machine in our office that we're using, and we're able to back it up fine. This is the same for other systems, as well. I think that overall, it is really adaptable, compatible, and scalable."

    Mohammed I., a managing director at Adalites, notes, "I would definitely recommend data protection DPM. It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor. It works flawlessly, never a problem."

    Rodney C. a system analyst at a financial services firm, writes, "The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched. This is our primary tool for recovering deleted files or folders. Once we implement a System Center Operations Manager, all of our DPM servers can then be seen on one dashboard."

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    Sample Customers
    Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government7%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM ProtectTIER vs. Microsoft DPM
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 52nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Microsoft DPM is ranked 26th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 0.0, while Microsoft DPM is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "Scalable, beneficial automatic workload transfer, and highly stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be easier to install". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup Appliance and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. Microsoft DPM report.

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