IBM’s Spectrum Protect offering boasts more than 20 years of achievement in the protection and recovery of
key IT systems. So, it would be easy to suppose that IBM’s new Spectrum Protect Plus and Spectrum Copy Data
Management software offerings simply represent “Spectrum Protect with extra features.” That assumption would be
incorrect. They are standalone, reimagined approaches aiming to solve a daunting IT challenge—virtualization
protection/recovery—and aspiring to attain a coveted IT outcome—effective data management and enablement
(DM&E), referred to by many as “copy data management” (CDM).