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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. NetApp AltaVault
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. NetApp AltaVault and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster.""The most valuable feature of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is its ease of use. Additionally, it does backups of all of the things we need, such as OS, files, and databases.""What I like about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is its integration, plus it has very good technical support.""The support from IBM is very good.""The initial setup of IBM Protect Plus is simple and not complex.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""The most valuable features of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus are you have many possibilities on how to use it. We use it for backups and to create secondary and third copies. It is possible to pick up Kubernetes containers and use a different cloud provider if you need to start backups on the cloud."

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"It's so easy to work with.""The most valuable feature is the portability of large archived data. You're able to put things on large on-prem, low-cost storage and then augment that with even lower cost storage in the cloud."

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"You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution.""It still needs to grow and add new features. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, I believe, requires time to become competitive due to a weakness in the other software products.""IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could improve security.""In the future, I would like to see support for global deduplication.""The one issue we are facing is related to file restores.""IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could improve by adding SAP Rena.""Rooms for improvement in IBM Spectrum Protect Plus are installation and configuration because those were difficult. They should try their best to improve those areas. In the next release of the product, better implementation and administration are what we're expecting."

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"The solution needs faster indexing.""It's a good product, but it's becoming outdated and moving to their other primary architecture."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Clients prefer to buy a perpetual license, but the majority opt for a yearly subscription."
  • "There is an annual license required to use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. The cost of the license could improve, it is expensive."
  • "The initial cost of the product is perpetual but the support fees are billed annually."
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  • "You could compare it to a Dell EMC or ECS, and I think it's probably a little less costly than that. Within the marketplace, it's a medium cost."
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    Overview

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection and availability solution for virtual environments that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. It simplifies data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. It can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to off-load copies for long term storage and data governance with scale and efficiency.

    NetApp Cloud Backup (formerly AltaVault) cloud-integrated storage provides secure, fast back up data to any cloud at up to 90% lower cost compared with on-premises solutions. Cloud Backup gives you the power to tap into cloud economics while preserving investments in your existing backup infrastructure and lets you meet your backup and recovery service levels.

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    PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of Ohio
    Blach Construction, NASA, Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes, Seminole County Public Schools and Spot Trading
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    Computer Software Company26%
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    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. NetApp AltaVault
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. NetApp AltaVault and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 34th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews while NetApp AltaVault is ranked 32nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.2, while NetApp AltaVault is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Quick, simple deployment, relatable and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp AltaVault writes "Fair pricing with good GUI and a straightforward setup". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas NetApp AltaVault is most compared with Commvault Complete Data Protection, AWS Storage Gateway, Veeam Backup & Replication, Nasuni and Veritas NetBackup. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. NetApp AltaVault report.

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