What IBM Spectrum Protect Plus can do for your business

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a modern data resilience 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 or as a container application, 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 to both on-premises, cloud-based object storage and IBM Spectrum Protect, including support for physical 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 or container application. RESTful APIs enable seamless application integration and easy data access.

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.

Simplified data resilience for containers

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data resilience for containers running in Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes environments. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus’ native integration with Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift increases developer productivity and provides the ability to protect both persistent volumes and Kubernetes resource metadata to ensure complete recovery. Its support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage Ceph RDB and CephFS CSI snapshots, combined with support for IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Virtualize CSI snapshots provides both container-ready and container-native storage support. In addition, the integration of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus with IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management (MCM) provides seamless data resilience and application management.

Quick deployment and agentless architecture

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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is easily deployed as a virtual appliance or as a container application, 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 as well as 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 physical air-gap data on tape via IBM Spectrum Protect integration, for additional protection against cyberattacks. In addition, clients may utilize a logical air-gap via a cloud.

Efficient data reuse

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

Available on IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure marketplaces

Experience the simplicity of data resilience and availability with automated deployment of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus directly from the IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure marketplaces in a bring your own license (BYOL) edition.

A modern solution designed to provide enterprise data protection and data reuse for your applications running in the cloud.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus can be fully deployed within the cloud for an "all in the cloud" data protection experience, or in hybrid environments, customers can protect cloud workloads with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Server deployed on-premises.

Customer case studies

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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.