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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"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.""The API is very good.""The initial setup of IBM Protect Plus is simple and not complex.""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.""We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster."

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"Veeam is very user-friendly and intuitive software.""It is good and easy to use for backing up physical servers. It is working fine, and it is stable and scalable.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows's most useful features is the ease of use and user-friendly.""The solution is very affordable for small businesses.""The Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is easy to use and performing a recovery is easy to do.""The product is free to use. We don't have to pay for a license.""It is easy to deploy."

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Cons
"The replication feature is not available.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution.""IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could improve by adding SAP Rena.""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.""The one issue we are facing is related to file restores.""IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could improve security.""You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively."

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"It fulfills our needs in terms of features. In terms of improvements, they can maybe improve its documentation.""The solution's compression ratio and high speed for backing up can always improve. Aspects that need improvement are less time, better quality, higher security, and more compression. These are continuous requirements for any customer.""I can't think of anything that may be missing.""There isn't really anything I would like to improve. Maybe the solution could be more secure.""In the next release, I would like to see it easier to implement.""Interface could possibly be improved.""The solution could use some updates to minor details omitted from current reporting.""With the currency exchange, the solution ends up being quite expensive."

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  • "The price is lower than that of some competing products."
  • "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."
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  • "The pricing is good."
  • "The licensing fees are billed on a yearly basis, and the fees are much lower than what I pay for NetBackup."
  • "The pricing model is based on CPU and must be declared as Microsoft or VMware licensing."
  • "We have a cloud provider agreement with Veeam. We are also paying for the agent."
  • "We have a license package."
  • "The solution is inexpensive, more so than other products."
  • "We have the Community Edition and I believe we bought a license for 200 instances. Veeam Agent is mainly used for our branch offices. Those only have one or two Hyper-V servers, so it's covered with the Community Edition. Basically, it's free. I remember Veeam 7.0 or 8.0 wasn't free, but the Community Edition is."
  • "We pay for a three-year subscription to use Veeam Agent."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Replication feature is available for off site backup. New generation data backup technologies are constantly being developed for multi-cloud environments.
    Top Answer:If you have windows machine at home and you'd like a backup, you can always download their free edition and plug in an external hard disk, and do a full backup of your laptop.
    Top Answer:Veeam did a major revamp in their licensing schema over the past three years. A lot of changes have happened within a very short timeframe. They almost then seemed irrational at first. However, now… more »
    Top Answer:I can't think of an area where the solution is lacking in features. Overall, it's quite good, and more money is going into R&D already. That said, there are many things they can develop for the Linux… 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.

    What is Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a robust, trusted data protection and recovery solution for both physical and virtual machines. This solution can be used to safeguard all kinds of machines and devices, such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Veeam Agent for Windows can easily be installed on all Windows-based physical servers, workstations, desktops, and virtual machines, and works well in either a standalone or managed mode.

    It is widely understood that all users should back up all stored data on a regularly scheduled basis to protect all important data. In the event of a data disaster, data can easily be restored from the backup using this solution and one would never have to experience a loss of important information. Users can implement Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to perform regularly scheduled backups automatically, or manually, as needed. Users can choose to back up individual folders and files, designate particular computer files, or even the entire computer image. 

    Backups can be saved in several different locations, such as:

    • Cloud Repository (Veeam Cloud Connect)
    • Backup Repository (Veeam Backup Server)
    • Network Shared Folder 
    • Local Computer Drive
    • Removable Storage Device (USB, CD, DVD, etc)
    • Microsoft OneDrive

    Veeam Agent for Windows users are able to:

    • Create a Veeam Recovery Media file on an external hard drive, CD/DVD/BD, internal hard drive, or choose to establish an ISO file using Veeam Recovery Media on disk.
    • Create a comprehensive system image backup and securely back up chosen computer volumes or specific personal folders with files. Users have the option to store backups in a network shared folder on an external hard drive, or use the Veeam backup repository, Veeam Cloud Connect Repository, or Microsoft OneDrive.

    Veeam Data restore offers two options:

    • Volume-level restore: Veeam Agent is able to restore the complete content of the entire volume. The solution retrieves the data blocks pertaining to the designated volumes and copies them to the desired location. A volume can then be restored to a new location or its original location.

    • File-Level Restore: Veeam Agent will use Veeam’s proprietary driver to publish backup content safely to a user's computer file system. Users can then access the content user Veeam’s Virtual Disk Driver (VDK), which is included with the solution. Users can then easily browse and copy the desired files and folders to use as desired.

    Veeam Recovery Media

    Veeam Agent for Windows allows users to create a complete recovery image of their computer using Veeam Recovery Media. This image contains all data necessary to run Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) while supplying a viable option to run users’ computer systems.

    Reviews From Real Users:

    We use Veeam Agent for security as well as to ensure we have a backup should the server or discs fatally die. We are a small company with just one building, we want to be sure that should a server be gone we have a backup in the cloud so that we can survive.” - Director at a tech services company 

    “The compatibility of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with other solutions is good. Its integration with other solutions is also good. I also find the product user-friendly.” - Business Development Manager at a tech services company.

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    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 19 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 6.8, while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.6. 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 Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Flexible and stable with good technical support". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Quest Rapid Recovery and Microsoft DPM. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report.

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