IBM ProtectTIER vs NetApp SnapCenter comparison

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We performed a comparison between IBM ProtectTIER and NetApp SnapCenter based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The solution is highly stable.""Overall IBM ProtectTIER is a great solution. It is easy to use.""The cataloging is the best feature. It takes millions of frames for the backup. It's incremental, so it takes less time to complete."

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"Technical support has been very helpful when we have issues."

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Cons
"IBM ProtectTIER could improve by being more user-friendly.""The backup for a large amount of data is slow."

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"The UI, the User Interface, needs to be improved. It's not as clean or modern as it could be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "We have a capacity-based license, which is managed centrally for all the sites of my company."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The cataloging is the best feature. It takes millions of frames for the backup. It's incremental, so it takes less time to complete.
    Top Answer:We have a capacity-based license, which is managed centrally for all the sites in my company. I'm managing one of the centers, and there are multiple small sites as well. Everything is managed… more »
    Top Answer:The backup for a large amount of data is slow. When there's a large amount of data, sometimes the backup isn't completed in time. I have a 24 hour cycle, so it doesn't get completed in 24 hours with… more »
    Top Answer:Technical support has been very helpful when we have issues.
    Top Answer:We use the solution for free. The price couldn't be any lower for us. We have no complaints in that regard.
    Top Answer:The usability of the solution could be much better. It's something the solution could improve upon. The UI, the User Interface, needs to be improved. It's not as clean or modern as it could be. Some… more »
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    SnapCenter
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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.

    Unified, scalable platform for application-consistent data protection and clone management. This software simplifies backup, restore, and clone lifecycle management with application-integrated workflows.

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    Sample Customers
    Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
    All for One Steeb AG, Accenture
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Pharma/Biotech Company17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Integrator8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise48%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 40th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while NetApp SnapCenter is ranked 41st in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 8.0, while NetApp SnapCenter is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "Provides a short-term backup, archive, and cataloging for 20,000 people in our organization ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp SnapCenter writes "Free to use with good stability and very good technical support". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik, ExaGrid EX Series and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas NetApp SnapCenter is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, NetApp Cloud Backup and Rubrik.

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