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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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 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

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.9
Universal recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.6
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
9.0
Live recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Recovery verification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Business application protection
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Backup to the cloud
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Deduplication and file compression
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.6
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Snapshots
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Flexible deployment
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Management dashboard
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8
Platform support
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Retention options
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Encryption
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0

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 Plus

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

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

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.3
Based on 7 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 Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.0
Based on 6 answers
They product is built very well with all the features and support to different types of data but as an end user it is not simple to explore the server. Not easy to setup the features and make it operational as compared to the other competitor in the market.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.5
Based on 77 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 Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.8
Based on 6 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 Plus

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 Plus

Anonymous | 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 Plus

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

Screenshots

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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 Plus

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.3
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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