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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

I feel that Commvault's Active Directory Recovery and Testing of the recovery could be improved, but this could very well be a situation where I am not fully understanding the scope. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is spot-on in all other areas and will be a perfect fit for anyone with a decent-sized IT footprint.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

Suitable scenarios:
  • Backup copies of database systems with high capacity.
  • Replication between Spectrum Protect systems works very well.
  • Scenarios where a lot of information is handled.
Scenarios that should be improved:
  • The backup of virtual environments must be improved.
  • Dependencies must be reviewed with products for which Snapshots are configured.
Leonardo Molinares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
IBM Spectrum Protect
Universal recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.6
IBM Spectrum Protect
Live recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
IBM Spectrum Protect
Recovery verification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
IBM Spectrum Protect
Business application protection
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
IBM Spectrum Protect
Multiple backup destinations
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
IBM Spectrum Protect
Incremental backup identification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
IBM Spectrum Protect
Backup to the cloud
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
IBM Spectrum Protect
Deduplication and file compression
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.6
IBM Spectrum Protect
Snapshots
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
IBM Spectrum Protect
Flexible deployment
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect
Management dashboard
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect
Platform support
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
IBM Spectrum Protect
Retention options
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
IBM Spectrum Protect
Encryption
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
IBM Spectrum Protect

Pros

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • Commvault is the Swiss Army knife for data protection in an Enterprise environment. You name the environment and Commvvault has something to protect it. Very helpful in this on-prem/off-prem world that is developing into a DevOps world.
  • Improves our Disaster Recovery
  • Starting to utilize for data migration for VMware in places where Zerto is too expensive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

  • Organized management of backup copies.
  • Stability in the operation of the tool.
  • Diversity in backup policy configuration.
Leonardo Molinares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery has developed the concept of plans that work great in smaller institutions but can hamstring large enterprises by the limited flexibility. There are situations where plans appear to be forced into decisions. Ideally, providing the ability to disable plans would be beneficial.
  • The security model is granular in respects to permissions and ability to implement it for a single object (client, user, job). Implementing the correct collection of permissions can sometimes feel like opening a padlock. This appears to be a great place to implement a wizard for guiding administrators through desired behaviors and building the appropriate security role.
David Lester | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

  • The tool administration platform must be improved.
  • You should look for simplicity for the configuration complexity of suite products.
  • The online viewing tool should be more stable.
Leonardo Molinares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.4
Based on 8 answers
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Commvault is an enterprise-level tool that we use to backup all kinds of workloads. I have implemented Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery in many Enterprise-level, Corporate banks and financial companies to mitigate their data loss and compliance with their audit requirements. I have implemented it across many platforms such as MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, AIX, Exchange, VMware, Azure, Office 365, Hyper-V, Loutas Note, Windows FS/Unix FS backups and many cloud storage and virtual environments. Commvault DR option as well. We especially used Backup replication (Dash Copy), VM Replication (Live sync) and DB replication and VM life cycling process. Customers like the Commvault CommCell console, it is a single console solution.
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.5
Based on 78 answers
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery support is a Gold Standard for us. We are a ESP customer and have a designated Support Account Manager (SAM) & a Technical Account Manager (TAM) who we meet with every other week to go over any existing issues and upcoming version revisions release. But of course not all companies or organization will need this type of level of support but we have proven that this works for us due to the shear size of our environment and the number of offices we support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.8
Based on 7 answers
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

I was not part of the decision to adopt Commvault, and having developed and used many other backup/recovery tools I was a little skeptical that it could do everything that we needed, but I can say that I'm glad that they chose Commvault. It has delivered even more than we had counted on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

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.
Leonardo Molinares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • The ease of use and reliability of Commvault have enabled us to support the entire environment with less personnel than other products. We can support hundreds of clients and 500TB of protected systems with a single person.
  • Their per TB pricing can get rather expensive often forcing you into an agent based pricing model and that can be less that ideal to mange.
Keith Luken | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect

  • Because it is a support tool to improve the assurance of information, an ROI is not easily divisible.
Leonardo Molinares | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

General

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

IBM Spectrum Protect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
IBM Spectrum Protect
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.4
IBM Spectrum Protect

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
IBM Spectrum Protect

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
IBM Spectrum Protect

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