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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Citrix ADC

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

    89%
    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Instant recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    2 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    2 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    2 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    2 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Citrix ADC

    86%
    21 Ratings
    8.8

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

    88%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Citrix ADC

    80%
    1 Rating

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Citrix ADC

    77%
    7 Ratings

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Citrix

    Citrix Netscaler can be a powerful network appliance for environments that are fully committed and open to utilizing a network appliance that isn't made by a traditional network vendor. Administrator user experience has improved over the years and will continue to improve with the flexibility of virtual and physical appliances available for medium and large enterprises.
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    IBM

    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.
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    Pros

    Citrix

    • Flexibility. NetScaler assumes its admins know a bit about networking and in-depth details surrounding the applications they are configuring access for/to. This being so, the range of configuration options is very broad allowing various versions' combinations of protocol patterns, expressions, rules etc., all to the benefit of the admin.
    • Granularity. Having such a broad range of configuration options available, while still allowing simple options to be configured simply. The GUI is well-stylized and navigation has a good flow.
    • Ease of control. For load-balancing of simple services right out of the box, NetScaler makes it pretty easy, compared to the range of options available in the surrounding GUI and under the hood.
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    IBM

    • Can meet my SLA
    • File Level Restore
    • Can clone the VM for reuse
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    Cons

    Citrix

    • The documentation could use an overhaul with specific examples related to the command line as well as GUI. Explanations in the documentation would also be helpful.
    • Being able to have more than just one routing table would allow the ability to leverage security.
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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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    Pricing Details

    Citrix ADC

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Citrix ADC 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

      IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      IBM Spectrum Protect Plus editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is available in a monthly license or perpetual license. You can view our pricing models here: https://www.ibm.com/us-en/marketplace/ibm-spectrum-protect-plus/purchase

        Usability

        Citrix

        Improve on the specifics I mentioned previously and could be a 10/10 product. It is also a confusingly branded product that I have supported in two large enterprises where IT departments are unsure if the product belongs to the Citrix remote access support team or the Network infrastructure support team (it should be the later) and typically under utilized.
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        IBM

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Citrix

        Overall, our organization's experience with Citrix support is that support can be hit or miss. Oftentimes it takes multiple attempts and much longer than desirable to obtain a viable solution for issues experienced with their products. It would be great to see Citrix invest time, effort, and almighty dollars into improving their support and bug fix process across the board.
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        IBM

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Citrix

        We chose Citrix ADC over Kemp and F5 due to additional integrations with various products such as Citrix/Horizon/Monitoring tools. We additionally chose ADC due to better ease of use and ability to have the appliances be virtual or physical, with the configuration being a simple migration of code which provided flexibility to be able to do a hybrid environment with ease.
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        IBM

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        Return on Investment

        Citrix

        • It has saved a tremendous amount of money and manpower by allowing for broad support without the need for a VPN.
        • The security functions within Netscaler enabled our business to pass additional IT-based audits.
        • Having a full Citrix stack from front to back makes our business look more professional both to our users and outsiders.
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        IBM

        • Cloud backup can be expensive and slow
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