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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 is the ease of use.""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.""Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups."

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"I like that they have some new devices that are simpler to use because they kind of tie right into the cloud.""The most valuable feature is the backups."

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Cons
"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.""Not particularly user friendly.""The replication feature is not available."

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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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  • "The price is lower than that of some competing products."
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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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    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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    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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    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 »
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    We use StorageCraft ShadowXafe as a data protection solution.
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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.

    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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    PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of Ohio
    Kawasaki, NASA, Amazon, Sonic, Callaway
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,997 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is ranked 53rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8, while StorageCraft ShadowXafe is rated 0.0. 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 StorageCraft ShadowXafe writes "An expensive next-generation data recovery and backup software solution with poor data restoration". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and Commvault, whereas StorageCraft ShadowXafe is most compared with Azure Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication, N-able Backup, Arcserve UDP and Veeam Agent for Linux. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. StorageCraft ShadowXafe report.

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