"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."
"IBM Spectrum Protect offers stable software and products."
"You can scale the product."
"We have been using it for several years, and it is quite reliable and predictable. We are quite comfortable with this solution. They're coming up with new features as well. It has good scalability, and it provides good integrations with business-critical applications or databases, such as SAP HANA. It works as expected, and we don't see any issues."
"In general, the solution is quite user-friendly. The GUI is very nice."
"I find the whole product useful. The backup archive client, snapshot, spectrum for virtual environments are beneficial features."
"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."
"IBM support is friendly, knowledgeable, and they always respond quickly. They've always been able to find the cause of my problem."
"The initial setup and deployment are easy. It's straightforward."
"I like the incremental backups and their failover."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to pick up individual files."
"It's simple to use."
"They should introduce more features for virtualization platforms and backing up IBMs. Backup speeds should also be improved."
"They can include more cloud-enriching features. I would like IBM Spectrum Protect to have the functionality for backing up a VM directly in Azure. I would like to be able to back up a VM directly in Azure without spinning up a Hyper-V cluster and backing up the virtual server."
"They do not have a unified GUI, they only work on CLI and operations center, which is really complicated for the installation and configuration."
"They took some of the funding off of it for a while. Therefore, instead of being a market leader, they took their position for granted. Then some competitors developed new bells and whistles that they advertise, and due to that lag a few years ago, there are not the resources to explain the differences."
"The installation process could be simplified."
"Its price can be better. It is very expensive. Its interface is very old and not user friendly. They can improve its interface. Their support can also be better. My clients are not very satisfied with the support because they are not really quick."
"The initial setup is complex."
"The interface could be more user-friendly."
"The solution is pretty stable right now, however, we believe that the solution could be made to be even more stable."
"There isn't much to improve. They just need to follow the trend or the development of other Linux products. Follow in terms of making the product compatible with new versions of Linux. They just need to include as many versions for Linux as possible."
"The integration needs improvement."
"They could be more customer-friendly."
Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup agent that’s designed to ensure the Availability of your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud. Veeam Agent for Linux’s built‑in integration with Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to leverage your Veeam backup repositories and get your on‑premises backups off site.
IBM Spectrum Protect is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 46 reviews while Veeam Agent for Linux is ranked 35th in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect is rated 7.8, while Veeam Agent for Linux is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect writes "Great stability, reliability, and scalability, but very difficult to manage and get support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Agent for Linux writes "Easy to deploy and user-friendly with good technical support and ". IBM Spectrum Protect is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Cohesity DataProtect and Acronis Backup, whereas Veeam Agent for Linux is most compared with Altaro VM Backup, Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager. See our IBM Spectrum Protect vs. Veeam Agent for Linux report.
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