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Likelihood to Recommend

Assure MIMIX

MIMIX is well suited when the organization requires a PLANNED Switch.MIMX will also work for any unplanned switches. However, this is not the most ideal situation and we have had to perform at least once when the older iSeries hardware failed, and the business transactions were on hold, impacting the business. MIMIX support was required to be called upon to assist. We were able to get the new iSeries online within an hour, so thankfully the outage to the business was miminal. It is important that any organization utilizing MIMIX schedule, prepare, and plan for the PLANNED Switch, at least once per year, if not twice per year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli does well running file-level backups, but Exchange is clunky and restores are really hard. With no SharePoint agent, if you use SharePoint you will need another product like AvePoint DocAve. The web-based GUI console is MUCH improved over earlier versions, but you will still need to be a command-line guru to make Tivoli do everything, and local (node) config files still rule. This product was originally ported from Unix and retains may of its 'nix roots.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database Development

Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Version control tools
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Test data generation
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Performance optimization tools
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Schema maintenance
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Database change management
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager

Database Administration

Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
User management
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Database security
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Database status reporting
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Change management
Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager

Data Center Backup

Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.8
Universal recovery
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Live recovery
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.3
Recovery verification
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Business application protection
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
3.0
Multiple backup destinations
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Deduplication and file compression
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Management dashboard
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.0
Platform support
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
7.3
Retention options
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Encryption
Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0

Pros

Assure MIMIX

  • Redundancy - needs to be available at a moment's notice.
  • Protection - the business would be greatly impacted, therefore protection of production systems is key to the business succeeding.
  • Usability - needs to be user-friendly, easy to navigate and operate, as it will be required at any given time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • The concept of "forever incremental" is very appealing to my understanding of how backups should happen.
  • The backups are tuned for fast restores and they sure are fast.
  • The media management is very good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Assure MIMIX

  • Web interface needs some improvement. I can't recall the exact issue, but I do remember having to refresh the screen every now and then to see the update results as expected.
  • Overall, there were some known bugs in the version the organization was utilizing. These were reported and know to be bugs and hopefully resolved in future release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Assure MIMIX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Assure MIMIX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 8.3
Based on 2 answers
The few times we've called for support we eventually got an answer, but it's IBM and a very big company and getting to a support agent is hard.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Assure MIMIX

We used MIMIX for its role for iSeries high availability. We used Double Take by Vision Solutions for our production Windows environment. MIMIX is designed for iSeries, and Double Take was designed for Windows. We had VMware virtual environment, running multiple VMs for production ERP Lawson M3, now Infor. Both MIMIX and Double Take played the role well for what needed to be done. Without either MIMIX or DoubleTake, the business would have been impacted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli no longer has a SharePoint agent, others do. We are looking at a product that is agentless (runs in VMWare) to relieve our staff from installing and maintaining agents on 300 servers.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Assure MIMIX

  • MIMIX had a positive impact, as the organization has had to rely upon the unplanned switch.
  • MIMIX definite must if organization is running i Series, and business needs are 24/7.
  • Without MIMIX in place, the downtime impact to the business would have been great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Simple, care free backups, especially if you do not use tapes and do not have to manage those.
  • Very fast restores as the libraries have everything available online.
  • Ease of locating the necessary data to restore
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Assure MIMIX

General

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Assure MIMIX
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
1.0

Support Rating

Assure MIMIX
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.3

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