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In many organizations today, storage replication is
riddled with manual errors and/or poorly written in-house scripts that often
provide no view of overall copy environment status. Additionally, setup and
ongoing management of large-scale copy services is increasingly becoming
cumbersome. IBM Tivoli Storage... [More]
I love this quote from cognitive scientist, Donald Norman.......
"Emotions are inseparable from and a necessary part of cognition. Everything we do, everything we think is tinged with emotion, much of it subconscious. In turn, our emotions change the way we think, and serve as constant guides to appropriate behavior, steering us away from the bad, guiding us toward the good.”
Although IBM Knowledge Center has been viewed through an open beta for awhile,... [More]
Problem Solving Resources On-line for Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack A compiled list of URL's from our technical support teams containing
documents to aid you in your system administration of TSM FastBack.
IBM Knowledge Center houses the documentation for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and all IBM products .
Select the version, for example, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.2.4, that applies to your environment and away you go! To quickly find new features for a release, click New for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center.
IBM Knowledge Center enables you to search and browse across multiple IBM product documentation sets,... [More]
The Internet is changing the face of product support. It is an
undeniable fact that the manner in which we attempt to resolve problems,
be they complex software applications or finding the closest Italian
restaurant, is entirely different than 10, 5, or even 2 years ago. In
all facets of our daily lives, how we search for answers to even the
simplest of problems have been forever changed through online technology
and capabilities. The Internet permeates all aspects of our lives; how
many readers of this blog post do not understand... [More]
Join Ian Smith, a director of product management for IBM Storage Software, as he enthusiastically explains to you IBM's smarter storage vision .
This vision will help clients derive elevated levels of value from their data, with solutions from IBM that are founded upon Improved Consumability, Applied Analytics,and Accelerating Client Value.
Visit IBM Storage Software to learn more about IBM data management and protection solutions .
This webcast will be held on September 20th, 2013, 11:00 AM ET, US
Most companies have already implemented or will be implementing data protection initiatives in order to ensure that their enterprise data is available when they need it. In many companies, this could mean they have more than one backup application deployed, they may also have traditional libraries as well as VTL or disk-based targets. These companies may also leverage capabilities such as SNAPs, replication, and... [More]
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New Survey of IT Decision Makers Sheds Light on Need for a New Class of Storage Today IBM is issuing survey results that shed light on the storage spending priorities and organizational needs for the near future. Conducted by Zogby International on behalf of IBM, the survey of 255 IT professionals in decision-making positions in August 2011 showed that the majority of respondents (57 percent) agree their organization needs to develop a new storage approach to manage future growth. The survey underscores the need for a new class of storage... [More]
IBM is looking for customers and business partners to participate in the Beta and Early Access Programs for IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center.
Both the Beta and Early Access Programs (EAP) will start later this month and provide participants with an opportunity to influence the design of future Virtual Storage Center enhancements by providing feedback directly to development.
Virtual Storage Center includes all Tivoli Storage Productivity Center functions plus Advanced Analytics such as Storage Tiering... [More]
“ A Boy and His Atom ” was created by a team at IBM's Almaden Research Center in California.
This brief film is not very long, does not have much of a plot, and does not garner many laughs, but it's so, so fascinating.
The scientists used a scanning tunneling microscope as their animation tool. The pixels are individual atoms, nudged into place to form a picture. (The Guinness folks have certified this as the smallest movie ever made.)
What's a scanning... [More]
You have identified the areas you need to gather information on and want to create reports to substantiate the data. However, you are unable to get any existing reports or create any new reports within your Tivoli Storage Productivity/ Tivoli Storage Productivity for Replication V5.x environment. For example, you notice that none of the report creation options are enabled for the Tivoli Storage Productivity for Replication component. Most likely this problem occurs if the Tivoli Storage Productivity for Replication DB2 interface is not... [More]