IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus


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What is IBM Spectrum Protect Plus?

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data recovery for virtual environments and databases.

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What is 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

  • Supported: Universal recovery
  • Supported: Instant recovery
  • Supported: Recovery verification
  • Supported: Business application protection
  • Supported: Multiple backup destinations
  • Supported: Incremental backup identification
  • Supported: Backup to the cloud
  • Supported: Deduplication and file compression
  • Supported: Snapshots
  • Supported: Flexible deployment
  • Supported: Management dashboard
  • Supported: Platform support
  • Supported: Retention options
  • Supported: Encryption

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsVMware, Hyper-V virtual appliance
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data recovery for virtual environments and databases.

Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, and Cohesity Helios are common alternatives for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus.

The most common users of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Parul Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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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