3.8 out of 5 (18 Ratings)

18 Verified Reviews

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Reliabilty in a box

IBM is a leader in customer service. While a drop in quality is disheartening their reps are much better than our other partners.

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Secure feeling knowing your backups are there when you need it

The product has been reliable as Enterprise Backup solution for the past 17 years for us.

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Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Still fast and reliable

The upgrade process was easy.

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

All good here

Product is well known and Server/DBA administrators are already has exposure in other shops so well received. IBM reps were easy to get hold of in-person (important). Esclation mechanism worked well.

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Tivoli backup in the AIX / Linux area works well.

The Tivoli backup product has worked well over the years. We backup our AIX and Linux platforms and have been able to successfully recover both platforms. The versioning and incremental forever philosophy tooks a little time to get used to, but we really like it.

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Solution works as advertised. Some drawbacks with bundling with other solutions.

Proven solutions. Excelent customer support.

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Powerful backup tool

Very powerful tool, but complex to operate and maintain

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Complex implementation, difficult to find experienced professional services for deployment

Gotta go through a lot of hoops to get technical support.

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Management is difficult, but it is a good product when it's working.

IBM Support is good, the product itself is quite intricate and difficult to manage and keep running smoothly.

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Costly, slow on innovation, enterprise class solution.

TSM has a lot of functionalites and we utilize them in a board specturm, like using it for flash copy, deploy backup mover solution, installation and utilization of tsm client for file system/client systems backup, use TDP functionalities for Database backups etc etc. It is an expensive product bus is very robust and provide all the funtionalities needed by enterprise, however, they were slow in their technology adoption so things like de-dupe etc their adoption were slow.