data protection

Data protection modernization: What’s it worth?

Integrated infrastructure, Modern data platforms, Storage

What is data protection modernization worth? For many companies, it’s priceless! To understand why, let’s look at major trends having a significant impact on data protection and how companies are evolving their data protection solutions to address new requirements. Enormous growth in digital content, broad adoption of AI and data analytics, additional regulatory reporting requirements ...read more


Modern data protection innovations to fight cyber threats

Cloud computing, Cloud object storage, Data security...

In 2018, the average cost of a data security breach approached $3.9 million. But organizations that fully deployed security automation saved over $1.5 million per breach.[1] These metrics demonstrate the value of effective data protection and security solutions, and underscore the significance of recent data security-related announcements from IBM. “ESG’s research clearly shows that data ...read more


Easier availability, easier on your wallet with the IBM Spectrum Protect suite

Big data & analytics, Data centers, Data security...

2017 was a great year for IBM data protection. We added many new features to our award-winning enterprise data protection suite with 4 new releases to IBM Spectrum Protect in just the last year. We brought to market a copy management solution (IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management) that reduces copy sprawl and makes use of ...read more


No worries with pervasive encryption

Data security, Encryption, Mainframes...

Where to put my diamond earrings? I stared intently at the safe in my hotel room. And once again I pondered what the right answer was. Do I take the few valuables I own and place them in the safe, figure out what code to use, hope I remember my code, and hope the safe ...read more


Data protection in the new era of the data-driven economy

Cloud computing, Storage

As I was following up on GDPR requirements and the implications, it got me thinking into what it means for traditional backup and data protection functions within IT organizations. Up until now, data protection has been an important but often IT-level task. However, in the new data-driven economy, data protection is now a business objective, ...read more


Storage innovation that drives 21st century business

AI, Cloud object storage, Flash storage...

Today, IBM Storage — the #2 storage software vendor by revenue market share[1] — is announcing a wide-ranging set of innovations to our software-defined storage (SDS), data protection and storage systems portfolio. Driven by the exponential volumes of data growth and the underlying value in this huge treasure trove of information, many 21st century enterprises ...read more


Securing your IBM Spectrum Protect server

Cloud computing, Data security, Disk storage...

“I’m doing daily backups of my Spectrum Protect database, but is this enough to secure my Spectrum Protect server?” It’s a question I hear frequently. In my present job role in IBM Systems Lab Services, I do health checks on various IBM Spectrum Protect environments, and the number one recommendation in 9 out of 10 ...read more


Pt 3: Bringing data protection into the cognitive era

Big data & analytics, Cloud computing, Data centers...

This is part three of a three-part blog post series on innovations in data protection. Read part one on the evolution of data protection here, and part two here, on the importance of snapshot management. Part three: The final piece of the puzzle The final piece of the data protection puzzle that IT professionals must ...read more


Pt 2: Bringing data protection into the cognitive era

Big data & analytics, Cloud computing, Data centers...

This is part two of a three-part blog post series on innovations in data protection. Read part one on the evolution of data protection here. Part two: Snapshots, snapshot management and automation– the next step in data protection Snapshots are used as a means to recover a storage array to a point when the last ...read more