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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite Availability

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

I think that larger environments with a higher percentage of physical systems that require backup along side the virutalization environment sticking with a single backup/archive solution such as Spectrum Protect with Spectrum Protect for VE is still the most efficient use of administrators' time and energy.For small shops that are looking for ease of use - this is a perfect fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.9
Universal recovery
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
9.0
Live recovery
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Recovery verification
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Business application protection
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Backup to the cloud
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Deduplication and file compression
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Snapshots
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Flexible deployment
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Management dashboard
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8
Platform support
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Retention options
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Encryption
Carbonite Availability
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0

Pros

Carbonite Availability

  • 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.
John Stalzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

  • Can meet my SLA
  • File Level Restore
  • Can clone the VM for reuse
Parul Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Carbonite Availability

  • 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
Adhir Kamal | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

  • Incorporation of more touchless agents for physical servers.
  • Direct offload to tape - instead of requiring Spectrum Protect.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Carbonite Availability

Carbonite Availability 8.2
Based on 1 answer
the product UI is user friendly and product is straightforward to use.
Artur Estanqueiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Carbonite Availability

Carbonite Availability 7.3
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Carbonite Availability

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Carbonite Availability

  • 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.
Ron Sisler Jr | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

  • Cloud backup can be expensive and slow
Parul Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Carbonite Availability

Pricing Details

Carbonite Availability

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite Availability
7.8
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8

Usability

Carbonite Availability
8.2
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Support Rating

Carbonite Availability
7.3
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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