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We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and Veritas NetBackup 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 Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veritas NetBackup report (Updated: September 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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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 most valuable feature of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is the deduplication functionality. The clients moved to this solution originally because of this feature.""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.""The solution integrates well with other tools.""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 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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"Deduplication is quite efficient. It is not a complex product. It is quite simple.""I have found it to be the simplest solution to the market. It gives us a complete end to end solution. We are using this solution, Veritas Appliance and another one for access archiving. It is convenient to have all the support from one vendor.""I think this is the best backup solution that we have. It is very good for the infrastructure.""It is pretty stable. We have one dedicated technician that is taking care of all the data protect. Typically, we have an issue once a month, if that. Or once every two months.""Best feature is its three-tier backup.""The feature that is most useful for us is that it backs up every application that we own.""The main features of this solution are deduplication, compression, ease of use, simplistic user interface, and compatibility with all the backup service systems.""We believe that everything Veritas NetBackup offers, including backups, snapshots, deduplication, and replication, is valuable."

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Cons
"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.""I would like to see continuous data protection (CDP). If there is machine failure, you don't have to go to the backup copy that you took 12 hours ago. You can actually go back to the backup copy made half an hour ago. That is, it would be good to have certain-point-in-time recovery.""IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could improve security.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution.""The solution should allow for backup of iOS snapshots.""IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could improve the IBM Spectrum Protect environment. It can be difficult to administer. The initial configuration can be difficult for entry-level teams or deployment teams, and it might be difficult to integrate. There's just too much content involved in the solution. The documentation is way too large.""IBM Spectrum Protect Plus could improve by adding SAP Rena.""In the future, I would like to see support for global deduplication."

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"Maybe they could add more cloud solutions.""We want a solution that can be scaled-out because our data is growing very quickly, and we aren't able to back it up quickly. It takes one or two days, which is a problem. It is very slow. We just use one backup server. We want another solution with maybe a backup server cluster to back up more data in one day. We want a solution that can be scaled-out to back up our data quickly and efficiently.""The pricing is a bit of a concern. If could be lower.""NetBackup's reporting features are a little poor.""The deployment time is longer than it is with other products.""Extra features come with additional costs.""The solution is not that stable because it has to be monitored and administered every day. The stability could be improved.""Technical support only gets back to us the following morning."

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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."
  • "The price is perpetual, but the maintenance cost is annual. That is, we pay once for the product and pay annually for the maintenance and support. The price was much cheaper than what we would have had to pay for EMC or Veritas. The pricing is competitive, and I would rate it at four out of five."
  • "There are a few options available for purchasing the solutions. Overall, the price of the is high."
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  • "It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
  • "Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
  • "A better price would make this product more competitive."
  • "In terms of cost, it's not very good."
  • "The pricing, of course, can always be better."
  • "Price-wise, most of the backup products are similarly priced, and NetBackup is the same."
  • "Its price is quite reasonable. The cost depends on the depreciation and the volume. It also depends on the infrastructure. If your infrastructure increases, you would need some more licenses."
  • "When you compare NetBackup's software licensing system with Veeam's, which is simpler and based on instances (or how many physical machines or virtual machines you want to protect), NetBackup isn't that competitive for smaller scale companies. However, if you're running many large workloads, then NetBackup may be the better option."
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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:Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right… more »
    Top Answer:Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature from Veritas NetBackup is the data is very easy to backup. It is similar to VMware. They recently introduced a cloud feature that is useful.
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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.

    Veritas NetBackup is an enterprise-grade backup and recovery software solution. NetBackup securely restores and backs up files, raw partitions, and directories on a server known as a media server. A server protected by NetBackup is referred to as a NetBackup client. During the backup process, the NetBackup client sends the data through the network to the NetBackup media server, which chooses the appropriate storage media as the backup point.

    Veritas NetBackup is a trusted enterprise backup solution that integrates with many of today’s popular databases, such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Linux, Unix, and Microsoft operating systems. The solution is able to backup data to tape, disc, and public clouds and keeps the popular Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware hypervisors safe and secure.

    Veritas NetBackup Features

    • Cloud optimization: NetBackup offers intuitive multi-cloud intelligence to improve security and reduce costs. Users can experience lower TCO using integrated NetBackup SaaS Data Protection. Easily automate and develop DR to scale using DR rehearsals, single-click recovery, and custom scripts.

    • Automated processes: NetBackup produces a more sustainable, cost-effective cloud environment. Users are able to immediately recover what they want, when they want, where they want by way of a robust, efficient multi-cloud cross-platform recovery.

    • Cyber security: Easily recover important data with the latest intuitive cyber defenses. The solution protects against ransomware and malware with excellent clean, fast recovery. NetBackup’s process of Protect, Detect, and Recover offers some of the most intuitive aggressive cyber protection protocols to keep your organization safe at all times.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Mahdi B., Solution Architect and IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Processing, says, “Veritas integrates well with the cloud, all databases, all operating systems, all hardware, and all software. Veritas also has solid malware and ransomware protection features. From time to time, we face a new kind of attack, and Veritas has always proven to be the best protection solution for some of my customers. Our customers who have faced ransomware attacks were able to recover their data in less than one day without any stress. Veritas is ransomware resilient and because of its implementation, it is not dependent on the operating system to work. Most of the functions of the Veritas software are isolated from the operating system and it's not dependent on the operating systems involved. This is very important. When some of our operating systems are infected by a virus, Veritas still works perfectly and protects our data. This feature is very well implemented in Veritas NetBackup.”

    A PeerSpot user who is a General Manager at a comms service provider relates, “Veritas enterprise has many agents who perform the backup, whether it is a consistent backup or recorded backup. The solution has everything from the snapshot to the multiple database agents.”

    Mir-Ali, Infrastructure Manager - Oracle SCM at a financial services firm, shares, “It covers all kinds of different architectures. Plus, it's very user-friendly and it is very reliable. Reliability is the most important thing because once the backup is done, if it is successful, then we're sure that it was successful and we will be able to restore it.”

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    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veritas NetBackup
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 11 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 55 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.4, while Veritas NetBackup 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Rubrik and Azure Backup. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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