IBM Launches New Storage Software to Simplify Data Protection

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus can be set-up in minutes to protect data in cloud, virtualized, and data center environments

IBM announced a new data protection software that is easy to set up, easy to manage and helps simplify data recovery and can be set up quickly making data protection available in as little as one hour.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is offered for two different deployment options, either as a stand-alone software installed into virtualized environments or as an integrated function with IBM’s market leading Spectrum Protect software, which can be used by large enterprise clients with diverse data protection and availability requirements. Further, IBM Spectrum Protect’s hybrid cloud capabilities can rapidly move data from on-premises back-end storage to public or private clouds.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data availability using snapshot technology for rapid backup, recovery and data management. Designed to be used by virtual machines (VM) and application administrators, it also provides data clone functionality to support and automate DevOps workflows. Unlike other data availability solutions, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus also has data protection and monitoring based upon automated Service Level Agreements to provide backup status and support retention compliance.

For CIOs it provides a single view of the backup and recovery status across the data portfolio and eliminates silos of data backup and recovery.

For Senior IT Manager (VM and Application Administrators) can rapidly self-serve their data availability without complexity. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus also provides an ability to integrate the VM and application backups into the business rules of any enterprise.

For Senior Application Business Line Owners perspective it offers data lifecycle management with near instantaneous recovery and copy management and global search for fast data access and recovery

Specifically designed for virtual machine (VM) environments to support daily administration and deliver robust data protection, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus rapidly deploys without agents and features a simple, role-based user interface (UI) with intuitive global search for fast recovery.


The solution will GA in early Q4 2017 as a stand-alone product for virtual and cloud environment data protection, as well as integration with IBM Spectrum Protect.

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