We performed a comparison between IBM Spectrum Protect 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.
"We have been using it for several years, and it is quite reliable and predictable. We are quite comfortable with this solution. They're coming up with new features as well. It has good scalability, and it provides good integrations with business-critical applications or databases, such as SAP HANA. It works as expected, and we don't see any issues."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the centralized enterprise backup."
"The solution is really scalable."
"It's very robust and has been on the market for a long time."
"IBM Spectrum Protect offers stable software and products."
"The business value comes from the capability to overcome data losses."
"It is a very good and mature enterprise product. Once it is set up and everything is put in, you don't have to manage it. It actually runs automatically by itself."
"You can do restores very quickly. You can mount a drive and restore it right from the drive."
"Unauthorized people cannot log in and execute commands."
"If you are running on a legacy tape environment NetBackup is best."
"I have found the Media Server Deduplication tool, deployment policies, and agentless features to be the most valuable features."
"The feature that is most useful for us is that it backs up every application that we own."
"It was especially useful with the appliances we use on a daily basis."
"Includes snapshots and multiple database agents."
"NetBackup is highly stable. We have more than 1,800 policies that run every day."
"The backup and restore functions are very valuable aspects of the product."
"I want a better user interface, support, and integrations."
"Replication of data could be more user friendly."
"The software is complex; setup is complex."
"We need better protection from ransomware or the ability to identify ways we can protect ourselves from ransomware. Having backups is one thing, but specifically, we need methods to recover if we have a ransomware attack."
"IBM's support hasn't been so good in the last few years."
"They are behind on many things, especially security. They are catching up a little bit now, but the competitors are doing better security-wise. There should be malware detection and prevention and higher security."
"The usability of IBM Spectrum Protect could be improved, specifically additional features to the product in the operations center. Additional reporting facilities and stronger reporting tools such as build dashboards would be beneficial."
"They do not have a unified GUI, they only work on CLI and operations center, which is really complicated for the installation and configuration."
"The user interface could improve, it seems a bit out of date."
"Maybe they could add more cloud solutions."
"You cannot tell what your costs are going to be by using the dashboard, which is something that should be improved."
"The security and performance could improve with Veritas NetBackup. The security could be improved by protecting the data from attackers."
"The pricing could be improved, and the interface could be more intuitive."
"The database integration could be better."
"The product could improve the user-friendliness and comfort of its environment, especially for those unfamiliar with it."
"The flip side about NetBackup is that it is not policy-based."
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.
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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.”
IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 38 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 8.2. 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "Is especially flexible for tape environments". IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Cohesity DataProtect and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veritas Backup Exec, Azure Backup and Veritas Alto SaaS Protection. See our IBM Spectrum Protect vs. Veritas NetBackup report.
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