3.9 out of 5 (19 Ratings)

19 Verified Reviews

Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager)

Spectrum allows us to place backups in the cloud. As well as leverage Dedup features

We have been using Tivoli for nearly 2 decades with great success. The incremental forever backup methodology makes nightly backups easy and fast. Any errors we have encountered during that time we have been assisted by qualified and dedicated staff. Support was one of our key considerations then as well as during our recent refresh to the latest version. The latest release also allowed us the ability to place backup workloads in the cloud which is part of our storage strategy. It also feature TSM level dedup which reduces the storage footprint. Prior to this we used a Dedup storage appliance. We were able to reduce the cost of that appliance ($165k yearly maintenance and support). As part of the AWS connector solution we can accomodate any new backup need regardless of size as we can target to the AWS storage tier.

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.