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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector

I believe it is very well suited for the Unix/Linux brands but once you get into the Windows side of things there are much better options out there. The other problem is that the data is in a format that only works with HP Data Protector and cannot be migrated to another system should things go that direction in the future. Once you are locked into HP Data Protector you are truly locked in
John Glenn | 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

Data Protector
6.7
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.9
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
9.0
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Flexible deployment
Data Protector
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Encryption
Data Protector
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0

Pros

Data Protector

  • Easy to install and set up cell manager, deploy clients and configure backup devices. Integration options for databases and virtual environments makes backup and restore of these systems easier through the GUI.
  • Scheduling options allow the user to set specific times for backups of a host or group them together with the advance scheduling option and set priorities of which systems get access to backup devices.
  • Licensing options are tiered and can scale from a very small environment to a larger one when needed.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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

Cons

Data Protector

  • Tech support - every person I spoke with had a different idea on how to fix a problem. Many times they caused the problem resulting in double or triple work.
Anonymous | 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

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 2 answers
It was just not a good fit for our organization. We have an EMC SAN, Data Domain backup storage, and VMWare. Without any other HP software or hardware in our environment I do not see the need to continue using a product that is not well integrated with our other brands
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you create a job it has to be a stand alone and can't step on another one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Data Protector

We liked that HP Data Protector could go back to a specific recovery date where IBM TSM could not, in certain cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Data Protector

  • Same solution for 17+ years provides stable environment and builds in house expertise saving business on training.
  • Licensing structure provides cost savings to business.
  • Ease of use for operators provides quick response when restores are needed by the business.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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

Screenshots

Data Protector

Pricing Details

Data Protector

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

Data Protector
8.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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