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IBM ProtectTIER vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe and other solutions. Updated: 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 most valuable feature is the backups.""I like that they have some new devices that are simpler to use because they kind of tie right into the cloud."

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

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"StorageCraft ShadowXafe should improve the on-premises console management controls and protection and recovery.""Their restoration protocols could be better. I pulled all my clients out of their cloud mostly because I wasn't confident that they could restore out of the cloud. This was backed up by friends who had been burned by stuff like that. We moved away because of the lack of resources to restore from a potential catastrophic failure. It's challenging, and in some cases, they couldn't do it because they didn't have enough resources. For example, if there was a major disaster, and everybody needed their images out of the cloud, they couldn't give them to everybody."

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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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  • "They are more expensive than some of the others out there. We have gone away from their cloud due to pricing."
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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:I like that they have some new devices that are simpler to use because they kind of tie right into the cloud.
    Top Answer:Their restoration protocols could be better. I pulled all my clients out of their cloud mostly because I wasn't confident that they could restore out of the cloud. This was backed up by friends who… more »
    Top Answer:We use StorageCraft ShadowXafe as a data protection solution.
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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.

    StorageCraft Technology Corporation is a premier backup and disaster recovery software company. StorageCraft focuses on providing best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for virtual and physical environments. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, desktops and laptops.

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    Sample Customers
    Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
    Kawasaki, NASA, Amazon, Sonic, Callaway
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM ProtectTIER vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 52nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is ranked 51st in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 0.0, while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "Scalable, beneficial automatic workload transfer, and highly stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StorageCraft ShadowXafe writes "An expensive next-generation data recovery and backup software solution with poor data restoration". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik, ExaGrid EX Series and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas StorageCraft ShadowXafe is most compared with Azure Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Arcserve UDP, N-able Cove Data Protection and Rubrik. See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe report.

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