data protection

Bringing data protection into the cognitive era

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

This is part one of a three-part blog post series on innovations in data protection. Read part two here and part three here. Part one: The evolution of data protection Data protection has been a critical process for safeguarding information since the day these systems were developed. Just how data is protected has continually evolved ...read more


Why data protection for VMs is vital to your business

Hybrid cloud storage, Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined computing...

This is part two of a guest blog post series about the challenges of data protection in a VM-intensive computing environment. In my previous post, I discussed the importance of making data protection easier for a wide group of personnel responsible for working with virtual machines (VMs) and the associated data. In this post, I ...read more


Expanding data protection to meet the challenges of VM growth

Hybrid cloud storage, Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined computing...

This is part one of a two-part guest blog series on addressing the data protection challenges of working and operating in a virtual machine (VM)-intensive computing environment. Part I focuses on the ways in which automation and ease-of-use bring data protection functionality to a wider group of users. VM admins, DevOps personnel, backup and storage ...read more


Expanding cloud options

Cloud computing, Data security, Hybrid cloud storage...

According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018.[1] IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment.[2] It’s clear that cloud computing has become a foundational part of 21st century IT infrastructure solutions. Data protection is one area that has ...read more


Continuing leadership in enterprise and cloud data protection

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

IBM Spectrum Protect™ has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions report for 2017. This is the seventh consecutive year that IBM Spectrum Protect has earned this honor, and the 12th time dating back to 1999.[1] You can read the full report here. A member of the ...read more


Thinking about data protection and backup software?

Data security, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

Industry analyst Gartner projects that by 2018, 50 percent of organizations will augment with additional products or replace their current data protection and backup application with another solution, compared to what they deployed at the beginning of 2015. Gartner suggests that organizations usually change backup applications for familiar reasons: Simplicity Speed Scale Savings Support In ...read more


The economics of large-scale data protection

Data security, Software-defined storage, Storage...

When business resiliency is your business, rock solid data recovery is a must. My colleagues and I at IBM Resiliency Services design data protection and recovery solutions that run millions of backups per month for organizations of all sizes and industries. We use all the popular brands of backup software, deduplication appliances and tape systems ...read more


Modernizing data protection: Thinking beyond technology

Data security, Storage

Attention IT leadership, your data protection specialists need clarity. There are many fundamental debates in data protection: Disk, tape or cloud? Backups, snapshots or replication? Centralized backup of remote office/branch office (ROBOs), autonomous backups or cloud-BaaS solutions? Unified data protection or workload-specific (VM/database) methods? Candidly, every one of those choices can be resolved with “it ...read more