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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Enhanced to Support Amazon Web Services (AWS)

By SANDRA TERESA PELAEZ ANGELES posted Thu July 23, 2020 05:41 PM


Almost all organizations have already moved to hybrid cloud environments.[1] Thus, it is essential that modern data protection solutions support workloads both on-premises and in the cloud.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus excels as a modern data protection solution for hybrid cloud environments. The solution provides backup, recovery, replication, reuse, and retention for VMs, databases, applications, and containers in hybrid cloud environments. Also, the solution is easy to deploy as a virtual appliance, and the agentless architecture is easy to maintain.

One of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus’ newest capabilities is its enhanced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS's workload support now includes support for EC2 instances through the ability to manage EBS snapshots. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus also protects databases such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM Db2, and MongoDB. In hybrid cloud environments, enterprises can use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus deployed on-premises or on AWS for an “all in the cloud experience.”  

Data copy options include cloud services (IBM Cloud Object Storage service, AWS, and Microsoft Azure), on-premises object storage (IBM Cloud Object Storage), and IBM Spectrum Protect. Administrators can also recover data from replicated backup repositories on AWS. And more cost-efficient data archival can be achieved through integration with Amazon S3 Glacier, Azure Archive, and IBM Cloud Object Storage Archive.

Cyber resilience is supported through IBM Spectrum Protect Plus’ support for IBM Cloud Object Storage that utilizes write-once-read-many times (WORM) technology and the ability to air-gap data on physical tape via integration with IBM Spectrum Protect.

You can try the latest version of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus on AWS Marketplace for free for 30 days and learn how easy it can be for your organization to deploy modern data protection that supports the way you do business today – and tomorrow.


[1] Cloud Adoption Statistics for 2020,