Carbonite Availability vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Carbonite Availability
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Carbonite acquired Double-Take, a data replication and disaster recovery option, in early 2017. The technology now powers Carbonite Availability, the now Carbonite supported high availability and data replication product.N/A
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data recovery for virtual environments and databases.N/A
Pricing
Carbonite AvailabilityIBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Carbonite AvailabilityIBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsIBM Spectrum Protect Plus is available in a monthly license or perpetual license.
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Carbonite Availability
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Ratings
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
9.0
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings9.53 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Carbonite AvailabilityIBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(10 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Carbonite AvailabilityIBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
Carbonite, an OpenText company
I believe it would work well with continuous replication in a DR scenario with no time limits and having the ability to fail back is a bonus, but in a one off move the decision to restrict the time it can sync for has proven to be an issue for us.
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IBM
Good for daily operational backups and their replications and areas like VM backup, when it comes to resting the backups in a cloud environment especially features like BYOL is an edge to IBM over its near competitors. On the other hand, a lot of scopes to improve to have native/application-aware backups for modern applications like AI and microservices.
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Pros
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • A product is worthless in my opinion if you don't have a great support team to work with. I've had issues with replication jobs that were resolved quickly and easily by the support team.
  • DR - Doubletake is the only tool that I'm aware of that can handle DR replication of both physical and virtual environments. There sre others, but they use a snapshot technology, where doubletake has continuous replication of data.
  • Move - we have moved physical and virtual environments from around the world without ever having to leave the office. One of the companies we migrated started off with their equipment in Switzerland, and after the servers were in a fully protected state in the US, that failover to the new location took 45 min.
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IBM
  • recovery
  • replication
  • retention
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Cons
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • More verbose error messages. So we can fix problems with more ease
  • More bandwidth settings for throttling.
  • Ability to restart services on servers from the double take console
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IBM
  • Incorporation of more touchless agents for physical servers.
  • Direct offload to tape - instead of requiring Spectrum Protect.
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Usability
Carbonite, an OpenText company
the product UI is user friendly and product is straightforward to use.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Carbonite, an OpenText company
Once through to support it is very good and they have assisted us through a number of issues. I don't always think that they provide a solution, more a workaround, but in a move situation where each copy is moving once, that isn't an issue. I'd be more concerned if we were using it to manage a DR scenario.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Carbonite, an OpenText company
It is better for critical apps than Veeam due to the lower RPO. Veeam is favoured by some customers due to it's attractive price point. Zerto is a very strong product and is innovating continuously. I don't see so much of this from DoubleTake.
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IBM
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus doesn't allow taking backup of the Meditech HIMS application, due to the unique nature of the database and its functionality. As it's a special case, the vendor supports only a few fully integrated backup solutions which resulted in using Bridgehead as a trustable backup option specific to the application.
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Return on Investment
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • It has allowed us through DR testing to meet contractual requirements of our major accounts..
  • It gives us peace of mind that in the event of a major issue we can perform our daily business with a relative success rate.
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IBM
  • Cloud backup can be expensive and slow
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