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What is IBM Spectrum Protect?

IBM® Spectrum Protect™ can simplify data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. With IBM Spectrum Protect, organizations can choose the right software to manage and protect their data—while also simplifying backup administration, improving efficiency, delivering scalable capacity and enabling advanced capabilities.

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Product Description

IBM Spectrum Protect™ can simplify data protection where data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. With IBM Spectrum Protect, you can choose the right software to manage and protect your data—while also simplifying backup administration, improving efficiencies, delivering scalable capacity and enabling advanced capabilities. With superior virtual machine (VM) protection, IBM Spectrum Protect integrates with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus for fast and easy VM protection with searchable catalog and role-based administration.


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IBM
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1-866-277-7488
Year Founded
1911
HQ Location
Armonk, NY
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$77,147
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@IBM
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www.linkedin.com
516,785 employees on LinkedIn®
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IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The New Spectrum protect, The ease of installation of the New spectrum protect. The scalability and the Spectrum protect operation centre. The scalability means it ban protect lots of objects per spectrum Protect server. There is also a lot of cost reduction based on the built-in data efficiency capabilities. Data Air GAP can be achieved with the ability to migrate data to tape, public cloud services and on-premises object storage.

IBM Spectrum Protect works with the new spectrum protect plus by allowing you to do data offload. Long-term data retention and disaster recovery is easy with Spectrum protect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The scalability means that the complexity can also be a challenge. The need to understand the policies and the copy groups. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Skills acquisition is Vital in getting the most benefit from Spectrum protect, the more the training team understands the better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business continuity and Disaster recovery Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Day by day successful backup copy and recovery data when it is needed. Our users don't guess about their data is Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some difficulties with primary set up and configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider about professional consultation for implementation time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've protected my data and I am feeling calm. Nothing will happen what could break my daily course of the life. I am ready to any disater. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant and Founder of Spektrum Teknoloji
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Spectrum Protect has a lot solutions. Tape library solution, D2D2T solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Container pool's next storage pool option, it would be great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spectrum Protect, is like a puzzle. You can build your own solutions combining with Spectrum Storage, tape libraries. You can build your own VTL solution deduplication and compression box with Spectrum Storage and container technology. You can use cloud ready solutions. IBM Cloud, S3. You have to describe your business needs correctly, IBM has solutions for everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backups are easy. After a good configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I can backup different drives to different policy. I can schedule at different time. I can backup any OS using one backup system event with virtual and physical. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes time to learn and master product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None problem at this time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I think the solidity of the product it just sits there getting on with it job without a lot of fuss and works, it does like to be loved, so it needs careful tending to get the most from it. Once you get it working it just works. The you don't need to rebooting backup servers every month well not on AIX some of the servers I have, have been up for years without any issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Think the main issue for me is interoperability between different software products, things like gskit issues when using tdp or snapshot manager issues with other IBM product like SVC, also upgrades always seem to be more troublesome than maybe they should be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you invest in the people who are going to manage the systems although the product is very stable it works better like most things if it is tended to on a daily basis Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

using spectrum protect snapshot to offload backups to remove load from production servers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CB
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Main goal for IBM SP users:

1. Very good technical support.

2. The most reliable product.

3. Exceptional features (inter-server/site replication, backup of backup data, powerful capabilities of tuning, etc).

4. Archive copy as separate class of backup data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The price is very high, unfortunally. :-) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to have the reliable, scalable and quality backup solution, You have to use it. But keep in mind, You'll need to invite the consultants with good experience of work for initial planning, preparing and installing the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simply and rapidly I could build the disaster-tolerance backup solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Infrastructure Analyst
Banking
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Da segurança do funcionamento. Não para nunca. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

O preço de aquisição e manutenção da ferramenta não é para todas empresas. Uma pena. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Sim Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Segurança na proteção dos dados. Confiança que os dados estarão disponíveis para serem restaurados. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It’s stable if know how to configure it well , there is a lot of options for all kind of IT production Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can be too complexe to implement some of modules (TDP) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

U can restore critical files of the IT production .

The Benefits can be in the cost of low storage because spectrum Protect use the incremental forewer technology for backup files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I can control backup performance for each node.

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What do you dislike?

Too many bugs needs to upgrade every 3 months , hard to handle client moving to another tsm server (manual configuration needs) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

disaster recovery , log shipping , protect stg pool and protect node data to remote location. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AT
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Versatitilade and the ability to adapt to many platforms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Operation Center could be a more complete graphical interface. Some functions are missing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The protection of data of large companies is carried out in an uncomplicated way and fit in the backup window, mainly the data protection of the VMs using the SAN network Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
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What do you like best?

Spectrum protect can be used on almost every platform and it's scalability is the best in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As good as the core product is the Management GUI has always been relatively poor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Spectrum Protect is not an "out of the box" product you need the have knowledge about the product to use it as is should be used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whe are using Spectrum Protect in multi vendor and multi platform environments.

And combined virtulized and physical environments Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I found IBM Spectrum Protect really useful for me for backup and recovery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The UI could be improved, as well as the support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving backup and recovery problems using the IBM cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The way how the product make very efficient space reduction using "progressive incremental forever" and deduplication + compression.

One can accelerate and use available bandwidth over high latency WAN.

Thanks to LIGTAS one can have "progressive block level incremental forever" on databases too Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Restore is complex for users as spectrum protect password is stored and restricted to root/ super user only Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very easy to setup new backups (we deploy everything using rest-API).

Third party tools from LIGTAS AB (https://www.ligtas.org) makes the database backup easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to fulfil RTO, RPO and other legal requirements Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Ease of use for technical features and development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Technical ability some wanted features unavailable or not founf Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use free trial Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customer integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It can be used to backup all kinds of applications and data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You need to be able to remember all the commands to work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a very good option for big setups looking for backup and recovery of their data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its is capable to backing up and recovering all kinda of data like Vmware servers, Oracle/SQL/Exchange Databases, NAS/CIFS shares, normal filesystems etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It can simplify data protection, where data is hosted in physical, virtual, software defined environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Insufficient space in the root file system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It enables backup and recovery for virtual, physical and cloud environment of all sizes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

backs ups for all kinds of applications and data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

remembering the commands, some times server specific problem Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

excellent option for backup and recovery of their data currently in market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data back up, recovering data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

the database and the reporting

the open interface for automation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the webinterface

the software update cycle Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Better support for virtualization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Disaster Recovery Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a very good tool with a correct price for what it delivers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no particular reason in the tool for not continue using it. The service for maintaining it could be more responsive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is an important tool in our Dissaster Recovery stack Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

A) IT HAS LICENSING WHICH IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND BASED TERABYTE OF DATA

B) RELIABLE

C) COST EFFECTIVE MANY TIMES

D) HAS CLOUD ENVIRONMENT AS WELL

E) REDUCES YOUR IT COST BY 35% MINIMUM Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

NOTHING FOR NOW...GREAT PRODUCT HAVE MONOPOLY OVER THIS SEGMENT Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

DEFINITELY CONSIDER IF YOUR ENTERPRISE WANTS TO GROW RAPIDLY AND HAVE PROTECTION AT EACH STEP AND WITH CONVINCE AND ALSO NOT WORRYING ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL IT COSTS AND TRAINING Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

REDUCING THE IT COSTS WHICH IS MOUNTING EACH QUARTER WHEN WE ARE EXPANDING AT A RAPID PACE . GREAT ON THE SPOT FIX FOR GROWING ENTERPRISES Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

it works well for our business and customers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the price is a little high but worth it we are very please with the outcome Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are securing our business privacey Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

automates data backup

restore functions

simplifies reporting

protects data transfer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be integrated with the VMware vSphere suite.It's part of the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite of products so cost increases to purchase suite Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

reliable product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Company was looking to protect data from ransomware atack , thats where this tool comes into picture Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Infrastructure Manager - CTO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ability to backup 500 Tera of data with one single server Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Complexity lack of in house TSM manager s/w.

You have to use third party Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Tec. Informática
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

A strong product with major facilities . On the top Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The data base is not very fast and coukdld be strong Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup of all the servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Epic Grand Central/Prelude/Cadence Credentialed Trainer
Staffing and Recruiting
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it allows us extra space to store all of our files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it gets slow and bogs down. Other than that, it works really great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to have extra space for all of our files. We don't have to worry about losing them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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