IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Review
December 03, 2022

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Review

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Mainly focused to resolve centralized complex backup problems in the environment, widely used its data replication mechanism to transport/ship the data across multiple sites for enhanced reliability and keeping multiple copies of the data for recovery in case of disasters. In addition, inbuild integration with market-leading cloud service providers gives freedom to host non-critical business data and place them in different geographies. Lastly, popular functions such as space savings flashcopies, compression and deduplication features are a real deal life savers.
  • Firstly, replication is a real life hack which eases to copy data across sites.
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus dedupe algorithm is well designed to eliminate duplicate blocks and save maximum capacity.
  • It needs better integration with native VMWARE and its associated components, especially while taking backups of VM environments.
  • Due to the ability to implement dedupe, significant cost savings has been achieved.
  • Replication eases our life by discarding physical carrying of tapes.
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus doesn't allow taking backup of the Meditech HIMS application, due to the unique nature of the database and its functionality. As it's a special case, the vendor supports only a few fully integrated backup solutions which resulted in using Bridgehead as a trustable backup option specific to the application.

Do you think IBM Spectrum Protect Plus delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus's feature set?

Yes

Did IBM Spectrum Protect Plus live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy IBM Spectrum Protect Plus again?

Yes

Good for daily operational backups and their replications and areas like VM backup, when it comes to resting the backups in a cloud environment especially features like BYOL is an edge to IBM over its near competitors. On the other hand, a lot of scopes to improve to have native/application-aware backups for modern applications like AI and microservices.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Instant recovery
8
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
6
Multiple backup destinations
6
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
8
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10
Flexible deployment
9
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
9
Retention options
10
Encryption
7