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Protects up to 4 petabytes of user data per instance.


Provides a single data protection platform and simplified administration for virtual and physical machines, using snapshots and backups.

Cloud Ready

IBM Spectrum Protect enables cloud backup storage with built-in API integration. Cloud service providers deliver over 100 million backups per month using IBM Spectrum Protect.

Recognized as leader

Gartner named IBM Spectrum Protect a 2017 leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery Software

Technical details

Software requirements

See the data sheet for software requirements.

    Hardware requirements

    See the data sheet for hardware requirements.

      Technical specifications

      • IBM Spectrum Protect Entry - Capacity: Up to 50 managed servers per enterprise
      • Backup servers: Windows, Linux x86, Linux on IBM Power® platforms only
      • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite-Front End - 100 TB of managed backup data
      • Backup servers: Two IBM Spectrum Protect servers per enterprise
      • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry-Capacity: 100 TB managed backup data, measured post-deduplication
      • Two IBM Spectrum Protect servers per enterprise
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