by Adam Armstrong

IBM Launches Spectrum Protect Plus

Today IBM announced a new data protection software that it states is easy to set up, easy to manage and helps simplify data recovery, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. The new software can be set up in under an hour providing protection for data in cloud, virtualized, and data center environments.

IBM’s new software will be available as either stand-alone software installed into virtualized environments or as an integrated function with IBM’s Spectrum Protect software. These two deployment options for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus make it ideal for large enterprise clients with diverse data protection and availability requirements. As stated, the software can be deployed quickly and it can be done so without agents. Designed specifically for data protection in VM environments, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus features a simple, role-based UI with intuitive global search for fast recovery.

The new software provides its data availability through snapshot technology. This technology also provides rapid backup, recovery, and data management. While designed to be used by VM and application administrators, the software can also provide data clone functionality to support and automate DevOps workflows. To help provide backup status and support retention compliance, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has data protection and monitoring based upon automated Service Level Agreements.

Features engineered to address business challenges for key stakeholders include:

  • For CIOs it provides a single view of the backup and recovery status across the data portfolio and eliminate 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


IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is expected to be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2017 as a stand-alone product for virtual and cloud environment data protection, as well as integration with IBM Spectrum Protect. The solution will be featured in IBM’s booths at both VMWorld North America and VMWorld Europe.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

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