IBM Spectrum Protect

IBM Spectrum Protect

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IBM Spectrum Protect


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What is IBM Spectrum Protect?

IBM Spectrum Protect provides data replication and data restoration capabilities.

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What is IBM Spectrum Protect?

IBM Spectrum Protect provides data replication and data restoration capabilities.

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IBM Spectrum Protect provides data replication and data restoration capabilities.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of IBM Spectrum Protect are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.


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Alexandre Carvalho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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To back up customers' environments, especially large enterprise ones (up to 130 TB per day of backups)
  • Backup and restore for enterprise customers
  • Incremental forever technology reduces storage needs (besides deduplication)
  • Can also protect virtual machines
  • Provides online backup for databases, mail servers, etc.
  • Deployment and configuration is not easy for an unexperienced IBM Spectrum Protect administrator
  • Operations center uses a lot of data and needs a lot of storage for larger environments
  • Have not seen a redbook about it in the past 10 years
It is less appropriate for small clients/workloads, with not much data to back up, and not many servers. More suited for enterprise customers with hundreds of servers and several terabytes of data to back up daily.
IBM has reduced the staff for IBM Spectrum Protect support. In some situations there are a lot of Sev1 cases opened and not enough support staff to take care of them.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.12 in our environment to back up multiple servers with variety of OS and DB applications. It addressed our problem in managing multiple clients with huge data. The scope of DB backups can be utilized in a wide variety of DB backups.
  • Large number of clients backed up
  • More data managements
  • Mass data fragmentation
  • GUI should be more user friendly
  • Support for PMRs
  • Reporting
It will be well suited in large-scale enterprises and health care where data governance is very important, per country laws.
Each and every time when we reach support, we get a better response and good knowledge.
Score 10 out of 10
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In the company, we have a variety of Operating Systems, including AIX, Linux, and Windows. Spectrum Protect is able to back up all of them in a single environment, and not only the OS (the basic agent is for backing-up files) but it can also backup Databases, Emails, ERPs, and NAS devices. It is an all-in-one solution for your backup needs.
  • Single pane of glass for backups
  • Runs in most of the Operating Sistems
  • Can backup to disk and tape
  • Complexity is a problem since it runs in many different environments, and each has their own particular setup process
  • There is room for improvement in the "Operations Center" console
  • Some of the tasks must be done in CLI
If a company is looking to consolidate [its] backup solutions, Spectrum Protect is the best choice in the market. If you also need to have an air-gapped solution, Spectrum Protect has the option of sending the backup to tape (and it can also replicate the information to another site if needed).
There is room for improvement when talking about response time in the support branch.
Score 8 out of 10
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The product is being used to back up the information used by the company's information systems that support different business processes. Currently, it addresses the retention of data that are vital for the administration of the company.
  • Organized management of backup copies.
  • Stability in the operation of the tool.
  • Diversity in backup policy configuration.
  • 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.
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.