What IBM Spectrum Protect Plus can do for your business

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a modern data protection solution that provides recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for VMs, databases, applications, file systems, SaaS workloads, and containers in hybrid cloud environments. It is easily deployed as a virtual appliance and the agentless architecture is easy to maintain. It unlocks the value of your data by improving the quality and speed of development, testing, and analytics. Cost-effective data retention, data compliance, and disaster recovery are achieved via data copy and archival to both on-premises and cloud-based object storage and IBM Spectrum Protect, including support for the physical and virtual tape.


Easy to use

SLA-based policies simplify management. The drill down dashboard makes it easy to track storage utilization and compliance.

Simple deployment

Easy to deploy as a virtual appliance. RESTful APIs enable seamless application integration and easy access to data.

Cloud ready

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus delivers cost-effective, secure, long term data retention and data compliance in hybrid cloud environments.

Key features of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

End-to-end policies

Automate backup processes including operational data recovery, data replication and long-term data retention.

Management simplicity

A dashboard, SLA-based policies, and role-based access control (RBAC) streamline operations and enable secure self-service data access.

Broad workload support

Unifies data backup, recovery, replication for VMs, Windows file systems, databases, applications, SaaS workloads, and containers.

Storage efficiency

Space-efficient snapshots, compression and deduplication combine to lower storage costs.

Quick deployment and agentless architecture

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is easily deployed as a virtual appliance and the agentless architecture is easy to maintain.

Rapid data recovery and global search

Incremental forever technology, native file formats, and a searchable global catalog of VMs, databases and files enables rapid data recovery.

Flexible data retention

Data copy to public cloud services like IBM Cloud Object Storage, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Microsoft Azure; and to on-premises object storage IBM Cloud Object Storage, Red Hat Ceph, and IBM Spectrum Protect provides cost-effective, long-term data retention.

Cyber resiliency support

Lock down data on object storage using write-once-read-many (WORM) technology and a physical air-gap data on tape via IBM Spectrum Protect integration, for additional protection against cyberattacks.

Efficient data reuse

Create, track and instantly mount data copies for analytics, development, testing, reporting, and much more.

Available on Amazon Web Services

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus can be fully deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace -- bring your own license. Enterprises can use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus deployed on-premises to manage AWS EC2 EBS snapshots or deploy IBM Spectrum Protect Plus on AWS for an "all in the cloud" experience.

Customer case studies

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State of Ohio gives state agencies reliable access to date for exceptional citizen services

Provides IT managed services to state agencies across 88 counties. Deployed a solution that accelerates recovery and boosts efficiency.

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PT Wings Surya Implements IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Accelerate backup and recovery jobs, adding resilience to its infrastructure and strengthen its market-leading position.

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Tectrade Safeguards hundreds of PBs of data with backup services

Tectrade uses IBM® Spectrum Protect™ and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus to complete over 2 million backups every month.