"The most valuable feature is the inline data deduplication."
"The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing."
"It is very fast as compared to the other competitors. Its simplicity and bit rate are also valuable. It takes less time if we compare it with the old solution that we have."
"The solution is very scalable."
"The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication."
"The stability is excellent."
"It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication."
"The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster."
"IBM Spectrum Protect offers stable software and products."
"In the past, one of the most valuable features, and the biggest advantage, was the incremental forever feature. Not many other backup vendors provided that. In the pre-virtualization environment, it was very robust and simple technology, especially writing to tape."
"The solution offers very good flexibility."
"The MN backup for a cluster is most valuable because it has made backing up the GSF as a zero-file system easier. I like its stability a lot. Over the years, I very rarely had a problem with it."
"The most valuable feature is the backup speed."
"SPIR is Instant Recovery for Spectrum Protect. It sends snapshots using space efficiently and blocking backups to the Spectrum Protect server. It provisions the snapshot from the backup server to the same or new server near instantly."
"Instead of taking three different backups of your systems, you're taking only one. You're able to crack that open and get what you need. The incident recovery, where it creates the VM and then you're running it, technically you're running it on Spectrum Protect. But then in the background, it's doing the storage motion and moving it off the Spectrum Protect back to your VMware environment. The users don't know the difference."
"It is a very good and mature enterprise product. Once it is set up and everything is put in, you don't have to manage it. It actually runs automatically by itself."
"I would like to see integration with public cloud."
"Its management can be improved."
"When you use Data Domain, you have to have at least 20% free space so it can work properly. Sometimes we struggle with that, because we wanted to use all the free space, but then Data Domain becomes really slow. I understand that 20% is needed to process all the data, and doing the duplication and compression and all that, but it would be a big improvement if they did not require that 20%, because it is just too much to have available."
"They need to make migration easier."
"I would like to see some kind of integration with the ransomware in the next release."
"The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved."
"First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex."
"They still have hardware different from the software."
"Replication of data could be more user friendly."
"Restoring massive files is a very time-consuming process."
"The main admin console from the UI cannot do anything in the product. It just allows us to maintain, maybe, 30% to 40%. For the rest, we have to use the command line."
"In a future release, it would be a benefit to have the ability to add an application as a storage target, as a storage pool. Additionally, they should add more functionality to the administration for the Operation Center."
"Replication services would be nice. If these could be enhanced to be always on so multiple storage backup services could be added as a cluster pool. This would provide a better availability service."
"Generally, the implementation of virtualization could be improved. The workflow service and so on are not working properly."
"The licensing isn't very clear. They should work to simply or clarify the cost structure."
"We did not see any drawbacks to IBM Spectrum Protect before assisting a customer using Windows that wanted to migrate to using UNIX. IBM Spectrum Protect does not offer an option to migrate from other operating systems."
Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 13 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 45 reviews. Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0, while IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and ExaGrid EX Series, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Rubrik.
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