We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Protect and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 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.
"The licensing isn't very clear. They should work to simply or clarify the cost structure."
"The solution is really scalable."
"The feature we have found most valuable is when you want to integrate it with a Tape Library and then do the DRM life cycle. That is when it works the best."
"Its incremental forever approach is valuable, so we don't have to load tapes to do a restore."
"The MN backup for a cluster is most valuable because it has made backing up the GSF as a zero-file system easier. I like its stability a lot. Over the years, I very rarely had a problem with it."
"We are talking about a stable solution which boasts good performance and security."
"The customization and the ability to backup across all platforms are the most valuable features."
"You can do restores very quickly. You can mount a drive and restore it right from the drive."
"Veeam is very useful for the Hyper-V environment."
"It is easy to deploy."
"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."
"We found the initial setup to be quite simple."
"The most valuable features are backup and restore. This solution is also easy to use."
"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."
"I don't have any major problems with the agent connectivity with Microsoft applications or Microsoft Azure."
"I need two separate solutions for virtual and physical systems. I need IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for virtual systems and Spectrum Protect for physical systems and that's a pain. It would be an improvement if they were combined."
"I think Spectrum Protect's interface is not so user-friendly, but the interface is not so friendly. Some of the functions are too complicated. I prefer a simpler solution."
"The solution should have better integration with VMware and with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus."
"IBM Spectrum Protect could be improved by making the installation easier. Once it's implemented, it's okay. IBM started lagging behind when things started moving to storage and cloud-based solutions. Even though they've recently released updates that give cloud-based protection, personally, I still believe they are not up to par with the likes of Rubrik. The entire product is a little bit clumsy because they have co-joined two different products, so it's complex. Even from a sales/explaining to people what it does point of view, it's complex. Whereas, if you take more current products, it's a single box solution. You reel it in, you fire it up, you do a couple of points and clicks, and off you go, whereas the IBM system is seriously complex. There's a lot of training involved and it's a massively difficult product to sell at this point in time."
"When it comes to virtualization in IBM it's not perfect."
"They should introduce more features for virtualization platforms and backing up IBMs. Backup speeds should also be improved."
"There needs to be a bit more automation."
"The reporting could be better."
"In the next release, I would like to see it easier to implement."
"The compression ratio and application ratio could still be improved in this solution. Reporting could also be improved, for better monitoring."
"If they could let you can do replication to physical servers - a backup from physical servers and a replication to physical servers - that will be better."
"It fulfills our needs in terms of features. In terms of improvements, they can maybe improve its documentation."
"The solution lacks instant recovery."
"Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows should improve by having more features, easier deployment, and compatibility with Unix boxes."
"With the currency exchange, the solution ends up being quite expensive."
"The support could be improved a lot, as it is currently non-existent."
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:
Veeam Agent for Windows users are able to:
Veeam Data restore offers two options:
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.
IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 39 reviews while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8, while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Provides us with the scalability and growth that we need". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Flexible and stable with good technical support". IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Cohesity DataProtect and Rubrik, whereas Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and Cohesity DataProtect. See our IBM Spectrum Protect vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report.
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