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IBM Spectrum Protect simplifies data protection, whether your data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. This software can help protect data on systems of all sizes, from a single point of control.

With IBM Spectrum Protect solutions, you can choose the right software to manage and protect your data—while also simplifying backup administration, improving efficiency, delivering scalable capacity and enabling advanced backup and recovery capabilities.

See how Spectrum Protect can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your data is safe.

Trusted backup and recovery software solutions

  • Simplify backup and recovery with a self-service restore portal and interfaces for VMware administrators
  • Reduce backup infrastructure costs by up to 53 percent with proven, built-in efficiency capabilities
  • Choose the right mix of storage media to optimize backups, including disk, cloud, tape and object storage
  • Optimize data protection for virtual and software-defined environments, core applications and critical workstations
  • Protect data with policy-based multi-site replication and flexible restore capabilities
  • Help control storage management costs with ease-of-use features and unified recovery management across the entire enterprise

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Why buy IBM Spectrum Protect?

Features & Benefits

Feature Benefit
VMware Hyper-V Auto-discovery of new virtual machines
  • Helps ensure that all data in the virtualized environment is protected
Self-service restore portal
  • Enables data, server and application owners to easily recover their data
Item-level recovery
  • Enables fast recovery of individual files, Microsoft Exchange mailboxes, emails, and Microsoft SQL Server databases
Application-consistent backup and recovery
  • Helps ensure complete application backups and simplifies restore processes
Copy management
  • Enables a single virtual-machine snapshot to be used for data recovery, testing, development, etc.
Integration with hardware snapshots
  • Enables faster snapshots with less impact on application performance
Incremental “forever” backups
  • Reduces the need for extra backup system capacity
Data deduplication
  • Enables high-
    performance space reduction on the virtual machine or backup server
Nondisruptive, single-pass backups
  • Help increase application performance during backups
Agentless support
  • Helps simplify deployment
Tape support
  • Helps reduce costs for long-term storage
Instant access/instant restore
  • Helps reduce the user impact during virtual machine restores
Single-pass, full datastore recovery
  • Provides near-instant recovery of an entire datastore, including all virtual machines

Specifications

IBM Spectrum Protect at a glance


Backup server components

  • IBM Spectrum Protect—Automates data backup and restore functions, supports a broad range of platforms and storage devices, reduces the data storage footprint and maintains a catalog of protected data
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition—Adds disaster-recovery management, node replication, network data management protocol (NDMP) backup and large tape library support
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Operations Center—Provides an at-a-glance view of the IBM Spectrum Protect environment, which simplifies reporting and enables faster problem resolution; included with IBM Spectrum Protect
  • IBM Spectrum Protect High Speed Data Transfer—Improves throughput over high latency, high-packet-loss wide area networks
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Data Retention—Enables long-term record retention with flexible hold and release processing
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN—Enables SAN-attached IBM Spectrum Protect servers and user systems to use Fibre Channel connections to storage systems for data backup
  • Front-safe Cloud Portal—Enables multi-tenancy, on-boarding, and billing for IBM Spectrum Protect

Backup agent for virtual environments and core applications—Enables high-performance, online backups and flexible restores, which can increase application availability

  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments—Works with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual servers and hosted applications
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail—Works with IBM Domino® and Microsoft Exchange
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases—Works with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server; IBM DB2® and IBM Informix® include IBM Spectrum Protect backup agents
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning—Works with SAP and SAP HANA
  • DocAve Backup and Restore for Microsoft SharePoint Backup—Works with Microsoft SharePoint
  • OpenStack IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager backup driver—Included in OpenStack distribution

Snapshot management

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot—Enables application-aware, virtual machine-aware, hardware-assisted snapshot backup and recovery management for most major IBM and non-IBM storage systems
  • Rocket Device Adapter Pack for IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager—Expands IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot platform support to include several EMC, Hitachi and HP storage devices and NetApp clusters connected to UNIX servers

Bare machine recovery and recovery simulators

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for System Backup and Recovery—Offers a comprehensive system backup, restore and reinstallation tool with bare-metal restore capabilities for IBM AIX®
  • Cristie Bare Machine Recovery software for Tivoli Storage Manager, TBMR—Provides rapid recovery from IBM Spectrum Protect backups, without having to perform any other backup of the operating system files
  • Recovery Simulator for TBMR—Tests whether a machine can be successfully recovered from backups created by Cristie TBMR and IBM Spectrum Protect
  • Recovery Simulator for Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments—Tests whether a machine can be successfully recovered from backups created by Cristie TBMR and IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments

Continuous data protection

  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Workstations—Provides continuous, automated backup of desktop and laptop workstations running Windows operating systems

Hierarchical space management (HSM)—Enables policy-based migration of inactive data to tape, leaving the directory structure on disk so users don’t have to change the way they access their files

  • IBM Spectrum Protect HSM for Windows—Works with Windows data
  • IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management—Works with AIX and Linux data

IBM Spectrum Protect at a glance


Available components IBM Spectrum Protect
Entry
IBM Spectrum Protect
Suite – Front End
IBM Spectrum Protect
Suite
IBM Spectrum Protect Standard Edition Extended Edition Extended Edition
IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot  
IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments
IBM Spectrum Protect for Mail
IBM Spectrum Protect for Databases
IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning
IBM Spectrum Protect backup-archive client for file systems
IBM Spectrum Protect for Storage Area Networks
IBM Spectrum Protect for Space Management  
Entry option
Archive option    
IBM ProtecTIER® option    
License plan      
Per component License each component installed per protected server, virtual or physical Unlimited Unlimited
By capacity Unlimited License by capacity protected by the products in the bundle License by capacity used for managed backup data, measured after deduplication and other efficiency features are used
Entry offerings (some restrictions apply)      
  IBM Spectrum Protect
Entry
IBM Spectrum Protect
Suite – Front End
IBM Spectrum Protect
Suite Entry
Capacity Up to 50 managed servers per enterprise, of which up to five can be virtual-host servers 100 TB of managed backup data, measured by capacity protected by the products in the bundle 100 TB of managed backup data, measured after deduplication and other efficiency features are used
Backup servers Windows, Linux x86 or Linux on IBM Power® platforms only Two IBM Spectrum Protect servers per enterprise Two IBM Spectrum Protect servers per enterprise

Simplified data protection for the modern enterprise

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Business value

White Paper

Ten ways to save money with IBM data protection

2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center

Gartner analyzes and evaluates leading data center backup and recovery software

Wikibon Cube Conversation

How to protect, preserve and serve data and information in a cost-effective and productive way

ESG Video Blog

Clearing the confusion of modern data protection

ESG Video Interview

SLA-driven data protection modernization

ESG Video Interview

Virtualization-driven data protection modernization

ESG Video Interview

Hybrid data protection strategy: when to use cloud, disk and tape for data protection

ESG Lab Video

The business value of modernizing VMware backups

Client videos

Retail

Madura Fashion & Lifestyle reduces backup window from 24 hours to 10 hours, and benefits from user-friendly interface.

Healthcare

Caris Life Sciences uses IBM technical computing and storage technology to accelerate use of molecular profiling in cancer treatment selection.

Science

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, uses Spectrum Protect to reliably and efficiently store approximately 40 petabytes of data.

Healthcare

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center data backup success reaches 98.7% with IBM.

Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare improves patient data availability with IBM Storage management solutions.

Service Provider

CenterGrid makes enterprise-class data protection affordable for mid-market companies.

Service Provider

Re-Store delivers advanced data protection for big data and analytics workloads, significantly reducing costs and backup and recovery times.

Service Provider

Front-safe AS commercialized its cloud portal software, built on Spectrum Protect, enabling global managed service providers to offer enterprise-class data backup and recovery as a service.

Client case studies

Service Provider

Cobalt Iron uses Spectrum Protect to run millions of monthly backup jobs with up to 99.9% success rates, helping support rapid growth at highly economical pricing.

Service Provider

Key Information Systems, Inc. provides fully managed, hybrid cloud data protection solutions for business clients with strict recovery and compliance requirements.

Service Provider

CenterGrid makes enterprise-class data protection affordable for mid-market companies, removing backup administration costs and giving full peace of mind.

Service Provider

Front-safe AS commercialized its cloud portal software, built on Spectrum Protect, enabling global managed service providers to offer enterprise-class data backup and recovery as a service.

Service Provider

Re-Store delivers advanced data protection for big data and analytics workloads, significantly reducing costs and backup and recovery times.

Technical videos and briefs

Technical demo

IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 Operations Center Tape Management

Technical demo

IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 Operations Center Container Conversion

Technical demo

IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 - Aspera FASP

ESG Lab Review

ESG explains how IBM Spectrum Protect solutions extend to VMware and Hyper-V environments

Spectrum Protect Blog

Features and functions of IBM Spectrum Protect

Brochures

Solution brief

Meeting demands for high availability with advanced data protection for today’s “always-on” world

Solution brief

Protect critical data in virtual environments with solutions for VMware and Mirosoft Hyper-V workloads

Solution brief

The new era of hybrid cloud data protection meets the demands of explosive data growth with IBM cloud-optimized solutions

Solution brief

Managing and protecting valuable data in midsized organizations at a low entry price and with flexible licensing options

Data sheet

IBM Spectrum Protect can help protect data on systems of all sizes, from a single point of control

Data sheet

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite offers simple, capacity-based licensing plans and features snapshot management, advanced agents and space management