IBM Spectrum Protect adds new cloud backup

IBM (NYSE: IBM) said it is adding new cloud features to two IBM Spectrum Storage offerings as part of the company´s investment in software defined storage.

Over the last six months, more than 1,000 new clients have chosen products from the IBM Spectrum Storage portfolio for their data storage needs.

A single IBM Spectrum Protect server performs the work of up to 15 CommVault servers, the company said, meaning that large enterprises can consolidate backup servers to reduce cost and complexity, while managing data growth from mobile, social and Internet of Things.

Small and medium size businesses can eliminate the need for additional backup servers, media servers or deduplication appliances. Cost analysis with several beta customers indicates that the enhanced IBM Spectrum Protect software can help clients reduce backup infrastructure costs on average by up to 53 percent.