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Score 8.2 out of 100

Veeam Backup & Replication

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

Should you have a virtualization infrastructure based on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere, should you host several virtual machines some in production, some in acceptance, should you have a business model where you do regular upgrades and deploy new releases or just want to have a backup capability in case of business critical application requiring disaster recovery capabilities, should you keep backup footprint as small as possible, care for a community edition for smaller businesses and full edition for more corporate environment, this tool is for you.
Stefan Zuban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.9
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Universal recovery
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
9.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Live recovery
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
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
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Incremental backup identification
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
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
8.5
Snapshots
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Flexible deployment
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Management dashboard
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Platform support
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
7.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Retention options
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Encryption
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
10.0
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6

Pros

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • It offers various backup types. If the infrastructure can handle the forever incremental or reverse incremental options, these are very efficient on space usage.
  • The interface is easy to use. There are a lot of options within the software, but it's never felt overwhelming to figure out and adjust job settings.
  • Restores are simple and offer great options. Even full VM restores are easy to do. File-level restores offer multiple ways to restore files, such as to a different location, or the same, then making copies of any collision files.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • It would be great to have better replication seeding so that replication jobs and backup jobs using the same VM could work concurrently. This feature is available but I have found it a little bit unreliable in past experiences.
  • It would be great to be able to see more information about a backup repository in the infrastructure tab such as disk quantities, raid versions and serial numbers.
  • Currently backup scheduling on copy jobs can be a little unclear to people without a reference model. A more guided wizard on creation of these jobs or more granular scheduling options could help less familiar users to navigate this portion of the console.
Michael Davey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.9
Based on 10 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.
George Rodgers-Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 9 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.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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%.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 16 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.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.5
Based on 16 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).
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Backup & Replication

I've also used a cloud-based backup system written by Datasoft however this was a low-volume system designed for single servers or desktops. As for Backup Exec, I much prefer Veeam for the user interface and the ease of management. BE always seemed to take a lot of time to maintain and would often have issues after working for months without.
Martin Tillbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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

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.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9

Usability

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8

Reliability and Availability

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Performance

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

Support Rating

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Implementation Rating

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5

Scalability

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

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