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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Veeam Backup & Replication

I cannot recommend Veeam enough. In place of backup exec, we have seen a customers job success ratios rise from 60% to over 90% in a week. It is so much more reliable and clearly a better suited product to the workload. I have yet to deploy Veeam into an environment and it not be appropriate
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.9
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Universal recovery
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
9.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Live recovery
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Recovery verification
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Business application protection
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Multiple backup destinations
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0
Incremental backup identification
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.1
Backup to the cloud
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Snapshots
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Flexible deployment
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Management dashboard
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Platform support
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Retention options
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0
Encryption
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Pros

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

  • Can meet my SLA
  • File Level Restore
  • Can clone the VM for reuse
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Veeam Backup & Replication

  • It creates forever incremental backup by standard, this feature will keep your back-up windows as small as they can be.
  • It supports Nutanix AHV, to us it's very important to have a backup software that makes backup at hypervisor level.
  • Restoring files and object is fairly easy with Veeam, we get various questions about restoring files, also from older restore points, depending on the retention it's always fairly fast and helps users with their ongoing work.
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Cons

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

  • Incorporation of more touchless agents for physical servers.
  • Direct offload to tape - instead of requiring Spectrum Protect.
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Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Errors are often difficult to diagnose with complex error messages that don't mean much.
  • Software updates often cause other issues with storage hardware which then require firmware updates.
  • Reporting could be better. We currently use a 3rd party tool to report as the built-in reporting doesn't seem to be too good.
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Likelihood to Renew

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.8
Based on 8 answers
I really have no complaints about Veeam Backup & Replication. Their service has been excellent and the cost is minimal in comparison to other services I checked out. Implementation wasn't simple and the Veeam Support team was there to help each step of the way.
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Usability

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.8
Based on 7 answers
We've been using Veeam Backup & Replication for several years in our
organization, and we perform backups in all of our environments every
night. It’s one of the simplest yet effective and reliable solutions in
the market for the backup segment. You can check out the free Veeam
agent, so you can get an idea of the full product.
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Reliability and Availability

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The Veeam Backup & Replication solution is up and running every time you need it as it was planned. In more than 3 years that we have been using the product every night, it might have failed or presented an error once or twice, so the availability percentage is almost at 100%.
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Performance

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0
Based on 1 answer
To identify a bottleneck in the data path, Veeam Backup & Replication
detects the component with the maximum workload, the component
that works for the most time of the job. For example, you use a
low-speed storage device as the backup repository. Even if VM data is
retrieved from the SAN storage on the source side and transported over a
high-speed link, VM data flow will still be impaired at the backup
repository.
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Support

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Veeam has a pretty decent knowledgebase with articles relevant to all sorts of possible issues (I'v eonly had a few). There's also a forum with searchable answers. Beyond that, submitting a ticket or calling support is easy and they're prompt. We had a licensing issue once and they helped us resolve it within a few hours, even though it wasn't strictly critical.
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Implementation

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.5
Based on 6 answers
(I assume this question should say "Veeam" and not "Crownpeak Universal Consent Platform")Planning is key. Planning your backup schedule, size, data restore points, replication if you're doing that, &c. Testing is also important; make sure you back something up and then do a test restore. Set up alerts so you know if things aren't working (or even if they are, always good to know that too).
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Alternatives Considered

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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Veeam Backup & Replication

We have a relatively small environment that is 95% virtual. Veeam is well suited to for smaller environments that have a high percentage of virtual systems. A second consideration was that we were able to back up physical systems too, this allowed us to use one platform for all our recovery needs
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Scalability

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Scalability can be addressed in many ways, but there is a consequence:
Higher performance and smaller backup windows may put too much stress on
production storage, and therefore, on its performance and Availability
to production workloads. To reduce stress on production storage, version
9.5 introduces a new way of reading VM disks that is optimized for
enterprise storage.
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Return on Investment

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

  • Cloud backup can be expensive and slow
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Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Being free of charge, it has saved us thousands on backup software.
  • It has saved a lot of time in that it is quick and easy to use for file-level restore.
  • It is an enterprise-level application that works on physical and virtual systems.
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Pricing Details

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

General

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

General

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

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