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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • AWS Backup ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

9.3

AWS Backup

93%
8.8

Tivoli Storage Manager

88%
Tivoli Storage Manager ranks higher in 10/11 features

Management dashboard

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Retention options

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Encryption

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Universal recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Instant recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3
93%
3 Ratings

Recovery verification

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Business application protection

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Multiple backup destinations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Platform support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Backup is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Tivoli Storage Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

AWS Backup

81%
9 Ratings
9.0

Tivoli Storage Manager

90%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Tivoli Storage Manager

10%
1 Rating

Usability

9.5

AWS Backup

95%
2 Ratings

Tivoli Storage Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.4

AWS Backup

94%
8 Ratings
8.3

Tivoli Storage Manager

83%
4 Ratings

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

  • The concept of "forever incremental" is very appealing to my understanding of how backups should happen.
  • The backups are tuned for fast restores and they sure are fast.
  • The media management is very good.
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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

  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
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Pricing Details

AWS Backup

Starting Price

$0.01 per GB per month

Editions & Modules

AWS Backup editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Backup Storage - Warm Storage$0.0951
Backup Storage - Cold Storage$0.012
Restore - Warm Storage$0.023
Restore - Cold Storage$0.034
Restore - Item-Level Restore$0.505

Footnotes

  1. per GB per month
  2. per GB per month
  3. per GB per month
  4. per GB per month
  5. per request

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Tivoli Storage Manager

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Tivoli Storage Manager editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    Tivoli no longer has a SharePoint agent, others do. We are looking at a product that is agentless (runs in VMWare) to relieve our staff from installing and maintaining agents on 300 servers.
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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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