Key Advantages of IBM Spectrum Protect

Proven best practices

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IBM Spectrum Protect blueprints eliminate guesswork by providing tested and proven best practices and guidance that help customer's meet SLAs and achieve great performance.

Data replication

IBM Spectrum Protect enables backup data to be replicated on an incremental and granular level basis from one IBM Spectrum Protect server to another. Replication is policy-driven, so onsite and offsite retention policies can be different. Plus, replication can be performed with deduplicated and encrypted data, which improves network efficiency and security. It can also be scheduled during relatively quiet times to help reduce the impact on production applications.

Built-in cloud integration

IBM Spectrum Protect provides security-rich and cost-effective backup in the cloud. IBM Spectrum Protect container storage pools enable external cloud and object storage without additional hardware or gateways on popular cloud environments such as IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure Blob storage, and other validated S3 object storage services. These container storage pools include in-line deduplication for efficient use of space and bandwidth as well as encryption to ensure that data is secure.

Comprehensive data protection

IBM Spectrum Protect enables advanced data protection for current and next-generation environments including cloud, virtualized and software-defined environments; core applications; and remote facilities. Data managed by IBM Spectrum Protect is replicated to offsite recovery facilities for safekeeping, enabling fast, flexible restores from primary and remote recovery sites to help recover individual items, complex systems and entire data centers.

Integration with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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IBM Spectrum Protect can also be a data copy target for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, enabling clients to leverage existing investments for long-term data retention and disaster recovery. Also, the integration with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides near-instant recovery, replication, reuse, and self-service for virtual machines, databases, and applications in hybrid cloud environments.

Data lifecycle automation

Retention sets provide data lifecycle automation via flexible policy rules that leverage existing backup data to satisfy long-term retention requirements, eliminating the need to ingest additional copies. Also, applications that are capable of writing to S3 targets can take advantage of Spectrum Protect’s flexible policy management to automatically move data from higher-cost storage to lower-cost storage as it ages.

Secure to the core

IBM Spectrum Protect provides security notifications for potential ransomware attacks. After client backup sessions, statistics are analyzed for signs of ransomware infection. If signs are present, administrators are notified, and a warning message is displayed in the Operations Center. Two key authorization for administrator commands offers tighter security and requires dual authorization to prevent data loss. Also, data encryption and native support for tape and immutable object storage enhance protection and ensure cyber resilience.

Simplified solution bundles

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite and IBM Spectrum Storage Suite bundles enhance flexibility and also provide clients with an easy-to-manage licensing model for IBM Spectrum Protect that includes snapshots and popular backup agents for virtual environments, containers, databases, email, and enterprise resource planning.

A worldwide network of business partners

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Working with IBM Business Partners gives you access to the technology, services and best practices to make your implementation a success. These partners can help provide a scalable solution that can maintain performance, efficiency and manageability as data grows. Visit our PartnerWorld site and search our database for a business partner near you.

Gain agility and flexibility

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