We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is easy to schedule backups."
"Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."
"One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data."
"It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it."
"I like that it's a simple system."
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines."
"The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data."
"The initial setup was very easy."
"We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of use."
"Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups."
"The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do."
"The API is very good."
"I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services."
"It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database, from an Exchange server or from SharePoint, this ability isn't there. There is no application backup."
"I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate."
"The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved."
"The solution is quite technical. I wouldn't describe it as user friendly. It could be simplified a lot to make it more accessible to the average user."
"They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day."
"The monitoring and tagging features could be improved."
"We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened."
"There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution."
"Their first level of support can be improved. Often they are too junior to understand the issues we are having, and it takes too much time to get from them to the next level of support, which is what we actually need."
"Not particularly user friendly."
"You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively."
"The replication feature is not available."
"The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
"It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
"Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
"Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
"The price is lower than that of some competing products."
Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection and availability solution for virtual environments that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. It simplifies data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. It can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to off-load copies for long term storage and data governance with scale and efficiency.
Azure Backup is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Virtual snapshots with incremental backups is a key feature". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC NetWorker and Druva inSync, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Rubrik and Dell EMC Avamar. See our Azure Backup vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus report.
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