Feature spotlights

Storage monitoring

Gain views of your storage environment including by application, department, server and site. Use a single control point to monitor all types of storage such as Flash, SAN, software-defined, file, object and server. Monitor storage systems, ports, switches, SAN fabric and other devices. Create custom reports and have them delivered automatically on schedule.

Storage automation

Automates and simplifies storage provisioning, with support for multiple administration interfaces and API. Uses event processing, and enables automated responses to common alerts for faster root cause analysis.

Advanced analytics

Provides tiered storage optimization to eliminate the guesswork of keeping data on the right storage tier. Also provides load balancing within storage tiers, and supports capacity planning to help you predict future capacity needs.

Flexible deployment

Offered as on-premises software or as a cloud service. The cloud option enables monitoring and analytics from the secure IBM cloud, with a simplified subscription plan. On-premises solutions include standard and advanced editions, available with capacity or per-enclosure license options. The advanced edition includes base features plus tiered storage analytics, self-service provisioning, chargeback and snapshot management.

Technical details

Software requirements

For Spectrum Control, hardware and software interoperability is maintained in a matrix on the following IBM support portal.

    Hardware requirements

    For Spectrum Control, hardware and software interoperability is maintained in a matrix on the following IBM support portal.

      Technical specifications

      Spectrum Control supports most storage systems. For details on supported storage system environments, visit the following IBM support page.

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