Technical 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
  • Rocket Servergraph Professional—Provides real-time information about multi-vendor backup environments with reports, alerts and monitoring

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 solution bundles at a glance

IBM Spectrum Protect Entry

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite – Front End

IBM Spectrum Protect Suite

Available components

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 Entry – 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

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