Users have expressed mixed opinions about the pricing, setup cost, and licensing for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. Some find the solution to be expensive, while others consider the pricing competitive. The initial cost of the product is perpetual, yet there are annual maintenance and support fees. However, the price is cheaper compared to other vendors such as EMC or Veritas.
The licensing model is based on capacity or the number of VMs protected, and it covers everything. While the annual license cost is considered expensive by some, others believe that the pricing and licensing are satisfactory and competitive.