IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Reviews

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Parul Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 01, 2019

Spectrum Protect Plus is great product

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Spectrum Protect is a great product. It works great. It was easy to deploy and configuration was done within 1/2 an hour. I was surprised by the easy installation. Now we do more backups with Spectrum Protect Plus. Workload with Spectrum Protect Plus. Backups are running much faster and easier. I can meet my SLA and management is very pleased with deployment of Spectrum Protect Plus. We are exploring more and more every day.
  • Can meet my SLA
  • File Level Restore
  • Can clone the VM for reuse
  • Just learning and exploring now
Cannot back up Linux or Windows cluster. If Spectrum Protect Plus could back up physical and AIX it will be much better. So we do not have to use two products. It would be nice to have one dashboard for Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus. AIX integration would be more ideal. So far it is good product
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 02, 2019

SPP will quickly get you protecting your virtual environment.

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Currently I am working with several customers considering Spectrum Protect Plus for their environments from healthcare to manufacturing businesses.
  • Simple to get up and running.
  • Touchless agents for SQL, Exchange and DB2 take the complexity out of setup and use.
  • Now integrated to offload to Spectrum Protect to provide a more robust DR strategy.
  • Incorporation of more touchless agents for physical servers.
  • Direct offload to tape - instead of requiring Spectrum Protect.
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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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (1)
Live recovery (1)
Recovery verification (1)
Business application protection (2)
Multiple backup destinations (1)
Incremental backup identification (2)
Backup to the cloud (2)
Deduplication and file compression (1)
Snapshots (1)
Flexible deployment (2)
Management dashboard (2)
Platform support (2)
Retention options (2)
Encryption (1)

About IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides instant data recovery, replication, reuse, and retention for VMs, databases, applications, Microsoft Office 365, and Red Hat OpenShift containers. It is designed to be easy to deploy as a virtual appliance, and the agentless architecture is described by the vendor as easy to maintain. Management simplicity is enabled through SLA-based policies that streamline operations and role-based access control (RBAC) ensures secure, self-service data access to analytics, development, testing, and reporting. Automation is accomplished using REST APIs to integrate with third party tools and solutions. Cost-effective data retention and disaster recovery are achieved via data copy and archival to both on-premises and cloud-based object storage and IBM Spectrum Protect. IBM Spectrum Protect support includes data archival on both physical and virtual tape.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Features

Data Center Backup Features
Has featureUniversal recovery
Has featureLive recovery
Has featureRecovery verification
Has featureBusiness application protection
Has featureMultiple backup destinations
Has featureIncremental backup identification
Has featureBackup to the cloud
Has featureDeduplication and file compression
Has featureSnapshots
Has featureFlexible deployment
Has featureManagement dashboard
Has featurePlatform support
Has featureRetention options
Has featureEncryption

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Screenshots

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Integrations

Hyper-V, Microsoft Exchange, MongoDB, VMware, IBM Db2, Microsoft SQL, Amazon S3 Glacier, Azure Archive, IBM Cloud Object Storage Archive, Oracle

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Competitors

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, Veritas NetBackup, Cohesity, Rubrik, Veeam, Dell EMC Data Protection Suite


  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is available in a monthly license or perpetual license. You can view our pricing models here:

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Support Options

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: VMware, Hyper-V virtual appliance
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Worldwide
Supported Languages: English