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Pros
"We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster.""Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups.""The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do.""The API is very good.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use."

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

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Cons
"The replication feature is not available.""Not particularly user friendly.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution.""You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively.""Their first level of support can be improved. Often they are too junior to understand the issues we are having, and it takes too much time to get from them to the next level of support, which is what we actually need."

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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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  • "The price is lower than that of some competing products."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The incremental backup forever for database is a good feature.
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    1. Database log backup is too difficult for tracking and reporting. It uses cron to schedule the backup job. Sometimes the duplicate cron job was created by SPP. 2. NFS mounted filesystem need to be… more »
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    The primary use of this solution is for VMware integration.
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    Technical support has been very helpful when we have issues.
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    We use the solution for free. The price couldn't be any lower for us. We have no complaints in that regard.
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    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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    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.

    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
    PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of Ohio
    All for One Steeb AG, Accenture
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Pharma/Biotech Company17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Integrator8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise97%
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    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while NetApp SnapCenter is ranked 43rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8, while NetApp SnapCenter is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Virtual snapshots with incremental backups is a key feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp SnapCenter writes "Free to use with good stability and very good technical support". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and Catalogic DPX, whereas NetApp SnapCenter is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Rubrik and Zerto.

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