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Today we are happy to release IBM Spectrum Protect Plus!

Since August we have been talking about the new easy managed and modern data protection solution for virtual environments. Now it´s released! Please also read our earlier blogs regarding Plus, a good one is the interview with Mr Pucket.

A benefit with a solution made by Cristie is that also will provide support for opensource VMs.

IBM says about Spectrum protect Plus: IBM® Spectrum Protect™ Plus is a data protection and availability solution for virtual environments that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. It simplifies data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. It can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to off-load copies for long term storage and data governance with scale and efficiency.

Easy management:

To protect a VM, it´s very easy, just following the steps:

  1. Select VMs to protect

  2. Choose SLA level, Gold, Silver, Bronze (you will decide the differences between them)

  3. Select where you want to store it


When restoring, use the global search, and choose what you want to restore.



Demonstration video of Plus >

IBM Spectrum Protect Global Search, Video >

Video regarding installation >

IBM Spectrum Protect at a glance for VMware and Hyper-V users

  • Deploy scalable, efficient, easy-to-use data protection for modern IT environments

  • Achieve instant search and recovery of virtual machines (VMs), databases and files from a single global catalogue

  • Enable self-service access to data for DevOps and analytics teams

  • Install quickly using Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) and agentless architecture

  • Integrate IBM® Spectrum Protect™ (optional) for advanced data protection and storage

  • Instantly identify storage utilization and backup compliance status with service level agreement (SLA)-driven protection management and monitoring

Download IBM Spectrum Protect Plus datasheet >

When needing VM protection for opensource

If you are searching for the same easy managed VM protection for open source VMs we at Cristie are providing a 3:ed party solution with more or less the same features. With this add on to your existing IBM Spectrum Protect environment you will be able to protect your Citrix XenServer, Xen (based on a regular Linux distribution), RHEV, oVirt, KVM, KVM for IBMz, Proxmox and Oracle VMs.

Opensource VM protection at a glance

  • Using snapshot based backup strategy, one can quickly backup not only data but also the configuration of the running virtual machines.

  • Backups can be stored in a flexible way – locally, in OpenStack Swift object storage, IBM Spectrum Protect or S3 (example IBM Obejct Storage, RedHat or Amazon).


Regarding IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, we today release the first version, 10.1.0. This means that it´s not complete yet, less support and so on and we are now doing our own tests to be provided in a future blog. We can provide you trail version of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, just let us know and we will assist.

Regarding Opensource VM Protection, we have just launched the new version 3.1, this means that this solution is mature and well featured. Trial versions are available at request and we can really recommend it with several happy users out there.

Data reduction

Both systems do have a great data reduction feature, that can be even better when integrated with IBM Spectrum Protect. After made a few tests at customers we recognized a pure storage cost saving of +50% copared to competetive VM protection applications.

Cristie Backup Solution

Both are available in our popular service, Cristie Backup Solution, and we are happy to help you with pricing and understanding how to optimize in your environment. Please give a call!

Thank you for reading!

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