"I find the whole product useful. The backup archive client, snapshot, spectrum for virtual environments are beneficial features."
"Support of the IBM X platform and the backup data replication to DR are the most valuable features."
"It is a very stable product. The cost is similar to that of other enterprise solutions."
"Good user interface."
"The archiving feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution."
"In general, the solution is quite user-friendly. The GUI is very nice."
"In the past, one of the most valuable features, and the biggest advantage, was the incremental forever feature. Not many other backup vendors provided that. In the pre-virtualization environment, it was very robust and simple technology, especially writing to tape."
"Good deduplication and compression features."
"The API is very good."
"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."
"Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups."
"We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster."
"The solution should have better integration with VMware and with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus."
"They can include more cloud-enriching features. I would like IBM Spectrum Protect to have the functionality for backing up a VM directly in Azure. I would like to be able to back up a VM directly in Azure without spinning up a Hyper-V cluster and backing up the virtual server."
"Technical support could be improved."
"It's difficult in terms of the configuration at set up. In our case, it required another admin, one person dedicated to the backup."
"Its price can be better. It is very expensive. Its interface is very old and not user friendly. They can improve its interface. Their support can also be better. My clients are not very satisfied with the support because they are not really quick."
"I find the solution somewhat difficult to use with virtual environments or VMware."
"When it comes to virtualization in IBM it's not perfect."
"We did not see any drawbacks to IBM Spectrum Protect before assisting a customer using Windows that wanted to migrate to using UNIX. IBM Spectrum Protect does not offer an option to migrate from other operating systems."
"There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution."
"The replication feature is not available."
"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."
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.
IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 45 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8, while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Virtual snapshots with incremental backups is a key feature". IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect, Azure Backup and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault and Dell EMC Avamar. See our IBM Spectrum Protect vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus report.
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