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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

NetApp SnapMirror

NetApp SnapMirror is a no-brainer when it comes to retaining an offsite backup for disaster recovery purposes. The backbone of the product is the Snapshot technology built into NetApp technology. In my experience, the Snapshot/SnapMirror software has been flawless and very dependable. The only piece that I can see adding in the future is potentially connecting SnapMirror to the cloud as an additional backup destination.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Spectrum Protect

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

NetApp SnapMirror

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are strong areas where NetApp SnapMirror exceeds by providing multiple recovery options without the need for additional software or degrading network performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

NetApp SnapMirror

  • The volume size on the destination partner always has to be bigger than the source. This can get annoying. Not sure if they have made this automatic in future releases.
  • When you break a SnapMirror to use the destination volume you have to redirect all requests to the new volume. This isn't really a con but it is something you need to think about.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Spectrum Protect

No score
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NetApp SnapMirror

NetApp SnapMirror 10.0
Based on 1 answer
NetApp support has always been great. With the NetApp Auto-support system/web portal, the visibility into your NetApp storage is incredible. There have been times when I've been contacted by them for an issue that I haven't even discovered yet. For example, I received a call 20 minutes after a drive failed in our filer. I hadn't checked my email at that time and therefore didn't see the alert.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

NetApp SnapMirror

Over the years we have transitioned to NetApp SnapMirror for all our storage needs. However, due to the short life cycle of support, it is cost prohibitive to maintain after support is ended. The main reason we have liked NetApp SnapMirror due to the many options and standardized management capabilities and flexible options for provisioning and setup of storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

NetApp SnapMirror

  • Great for Growth and the price points are not bad. My IT Dept relies on NetApp SnapMirror as our primary leg in BCDR for data replication as well as application and data protection integration capabilities.
  • Short SDLC and Support Cycle
  • Support is desirable
  • Stable and flexible
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Spectrum Protect

General

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

NetApp SnapMirror

General

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

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