AWS Backup vs. IBM Storage Protect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Backup
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, users can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.
$0.01
per GB per month
IBM Storage Protect
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
IBM Storage Protect (formerly IBM Spectrum Protect, or Tivoli Storage Manager) provides data resilience for physical file servers, virtual environments, and applications. Organizations can scale up to manage billions of objects per backup server.N/A
Pricing
AWS BackupIBM Storage Protect
Editions & Modules
Backup Storage - Cold Storage
$0.01
per GB per month
Restore - Warm Storage
$0.02
per GB per month
Restore - Cold Storage
$0.03
per GB per month
Backup Storage - Warm Storage
$0.095
per GB per month
Restore - Item-Level Restore
$0.50
per request
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS BackupIBM Storage Protect
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
AWS BackupIBM Storage Protect
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
9.3
3 Ratings
4% above category average
IBM Storage Protect
1.8
4 Ratings
128% below category average
Management dashboard9.23 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Retention options9.43 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Encryption10.03 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
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AWS BackupIBM Storage Protect
Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Veeam Data Platform
Veeam Data Platform
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS BackupIBM Storage Protect
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(9 ratings)
3.4
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(4 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS BackupIBM Storage Protect
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
There is a cost involved with data retrieval. AWS Backup is truly that, a backup. If you need to access this data on a regular basis, there are better options out there. For long term, just in case incremental backups, AWS [Backup] checks all the boxes. Just set it up, start your backups, and rest assured your data is safe.
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IBM
Tivoli does well running file-level backups, but Exchange is clunky and restores are really hard. With no SharePoint agent, if you use SharePoint you will need another product like AvePoint DocAve. The web-based GUI console is MUCH improved over earlier versions, but you will still need to be a command-line guru to make Tivoli do everything, and local (node) config files still rule. This product was originally ported from Unix and retains may of its 'nix roots.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Backups - it's what it does.
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IBM
  • Tight integration with Db2. As an IBM product, it works seamlessly with Db2. You can query what is stored in TSM via Db2 itself. You can also use DB scripts to maintain the items being stored there.
  • Like most of its competitors, Tivoli handles deduplication well.
  • Provides a GUI for browsing and maintaining items stored there. I rarely use this feature, due to the next item I will post:
  • Command-line interface directly from my Db2 database servers.
  • Both client and server-side deduplication, compression and encryption are available.
  • If the requirements are zLinux and DB2 support then it's the most solid solution.
  • Can be complex to implement, but once up and running, it is rock-solid and immensely scalable.
  • Scalability is huge. Can be added onto easily.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Not so easy to use
  • A little pricey
  • The backup is in the cloud; make sure to keep an offline backup (the problem of all of this kind of solution)
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IBM
  • Deployment and configuration is not easy for an unexperienced IBM Spectrum Protect administrator
  • Operations center uses a lot of data and needs a lot of storage for larger environments
  • Have not seen a redbook about it in the past 10 years
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
IBM
Not required, company closed. TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Very easy to use and is as plug and play as you can get. There are configuration options for multiple schemas that best fits your organization.
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IBM
In the present, a backup solution is a must-have, but then companies start using a solution for virtual machines, another solution for bare-metal servers, and another solution for their ERP. By using Spectrum Protect you can have all of that in a single pane of glass. This way you can have a simple recovery plan for all your information assets.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Support for AWS Backup is by Amazon itself so it is solid as always. If you have a business or higher level support plan you'll have no trouble getting engineers or other staff on the job to help you with whatever comes up.
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IBM
The few times we've called for support we eventually got an answer, but it's IBM and a very big company and getting to a support agent is hard.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Being an AWS service, AWS Backup integrates in a native way with other AWS services, providing an easy way to backup those services. Being able to create separate backup plans that meet specific business and regulatory compliance requirements provides us with capabilities to face auditing processes.
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IBM
IBM Spectrum Protect is related to the other IBM Spectrum products listed because it is part of the suite and is also the main backup product for backup and restoration of information. With Veeam it is related as they present competence in different lines of technology, often the integration of both tools can be the best solution for clients looking for a successful backup strategy.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
IBM
Not at the moment, but it can leverage the billing outcomes as per the scales.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Being able to offer live hot storage in the cloud for production environments allows me to get more people in the creative space with vast demand for speed.
  • Great integration with all my hardware, firewall and backup software was great.
  • Being able to network path my files like a native drive to my computer from the cloud made the designer not complain so much able learning new stuff.
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IBM
  • Simple, care free backups, especially if you do not use tapes and do not have to manage those.
  • Very fast restores as the libraries have everything available online.
  • Ease of locating the necessary data to restore
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