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

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM ProtectTIER vs. Unitrends report (Updated: September 2022).
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"The solution is highly stable.""Overall IBM ProtectTIER is a great solution. It is easy to use."

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"When I have had to use tech support, they've been very good.""I like the fact that you can recover the VMs inside the appliance. For example, they're basically running this appliance on a Linux-based distribution, and they're spinning off KVM virtual machines inside.""It's not easy to scale it.""I really like the reporting options you get for various email reports.""When we talk about a backup point of view, from a backup perspective, it's a good one."

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

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"There's a lot that can be made better. For example, it could be more scalable.""I would like to see more storage options for the free version.""Probably the biggest issue I've had is actually paying for the unit, and part of that problem is that they use a third party for the billing.""It seems like Unitrends moved away from enterprise customer engagement and moved more towards the managed service provider market.""Comparing the features and the working pattern, definitely they have to come down on pricing if they want to compete in the market."

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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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  • "With respect to cost, my advice is to get what you need."
  • "Their licensing depended on the number of CPUs you had."
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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:When we talk about a backup point of view, from a backup perspective, it's a good one.
    Top Answer:Their pricing is okay, however, they need to bring it down a bit to be more competitive.
    Top Answer:They are trying to follow Quorum for instant recovery and all those things, however, they have that feature only for Windows environments and not for Linux. The console is pretty complex. Comparing… more »
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    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.

    Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.
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    Sample Customers
    Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
    NHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Wireless Company14%
    Non Tech Company14%
    Wellness & Fitness Company9%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise24%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM ProtectTIER vs. Unitrends
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. Unitrends and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 52nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Unitrends is ranked 35th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 0.0, while Unitrends is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "Scalable, beneficial automatic workload transfer, and highly stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Unitrends writes "Was the right choice at the time, but we moved on to a more cloud ready solution". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik, ExaGrid EX Series and Veritas NetBackup Appliance, whereas Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Cohesity DataProtect and Zerto. See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. Unitrends report.

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