Welcome to the Storage Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from storage management experts. This Blog provides insights into the storage management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Every year I publish a set of predictions that I think will likely happen in the market space of storage and storage management. Here is my list for 2012.... 1) Storage breakthroughs nipping the “Digital Dark Age” in the bud Since the early 1990’s, an increasing proportion of data created and used has been in the form of digital data. Today, the world produces more than 1.8 zettabytes of digital information a year. Yet, digital storage can in many ways be more perishable than paper. Disks corrode, bits “rot” and hardware becomes... [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.
Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast, Data Domain Integration with TSM,
and opportunity for Q& A, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA. Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now Overview: The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight in simplifying
the procedures that enable Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) administrators
in successfully integrating a Data Domain system. Kumar Kancharana will
give an overview of TSM and walk over Piedmont Healthcare’s Backup
Environment and explain how Piedmont Integrated DD as... [More]
Learn how you can consolidate your V6.3 and V6.4 Tivoli Storage Manager server and Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments on one virtual machine. The IBM white paper IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server and Data Mover Running in a Virtual Environment Sample Solution can help you to deploy a Tivoli Storage Manager data-protection solution for a virtual environment. The paper includes a sample architecture to help guide you.
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 .
Data Migration is always a hot topic in any Storage tech refresh requirements. One of the common mechanism of Storage data migration followed is Replication based data storage migrations which makes the huge data movement easier at storage level. Data Migrations wont be complete with the Host level steps to the switch the devices, configurations and varies from OS to OS. Steps gets into more complexities in a cluster setup when compared to the similar Operating system standalone.There are wide varieties of Cluster products that are available... [More]
Who wants to live in a house that was built overnight? You would wonder if too many shortcuts were taken; if the right tools were even used in the construction. You have heard the saying, “you are only as good as your tools.” Well, it’s true! Selecting the right tools for a job is a critical decision, and one that needs to be monitored carefully and then included in an overall strategy for any project or environment. The same is true for a storage administrator and his storage. When it comes to building and monitoring a... [More]
IBM® Spectrum Control™ , V5.2.13 contains more than a few enhancements, but Dell EMC #storage (VNX, VNXe and VMAX) support that enables storage #analytics for Dell EMC customers is a big part of this new release. The EMC support in both IBM Spectrum Control and the Storage Insights #cloud offering provides better insight, flexibility and efficiency for customers with heterogeneous storage environments. If you are a storage administrator, you might have to analyze tiering of your storage capacity to see... [More]
It’s a good thing to be in total control of your #storage when you are an administrator dealing with your storage business environment. By taking control of the increased demands on your #data and storage environment, you can achieve better savings for your organization. IBM ® Spectrum Control ™ , a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite , continues to provide you with the necessary data and functionality to improve your consistency and control over your daily storage management tasks.... [More]
In this continuing blog series, I'll delve into the IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum Control to highlight some pearls of information that might help you get the most out of the product. S ome of the following documentation topics are new for version 5.2.14, and some you might not have seen before: What's new for 5.2.14 The intelligence behind how Spectrum Control schedules probes What resources can be monitored by Spectrum Control? The matrix knows. Getting help by exporting performance data Locations of log files A... [More]
#VMworld 2017 is over but everyone is still talking about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus , the next wave in IBM’s #data protection and recovery portfolio. It's modern technology that is easy to use, fast and low cost. Unlike a lot of products, you don’t have to be a backup expert to use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. The software is simple to deploy and can be ready to go in as little as 15 minutes by installing a pre-built virtual machine. " IBM has been a leader in data protection for many... [More]
Complexity abounds in the world of #data protection, backup and recovery. Organizations struggle with complex procedures that take forever to setup and implement. System maintenance is always an ongoing challenge. The synchronized coordination between those that are responsible for storage allocation, the storage administrators and application owners and the backup and #VM administrators can be a responsibility nightmare. Administrators need to complete their tasks faster and efficiently whether their data is hosted in a physical, virtual,... [More]
Grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk about the latest solution that has been added to IBM’s Data Protection portfolio called Spectrum Protect Plus Spectrum Protect Plus is a revolutionary new data protection and availability solution that simplifies VM and file recovery and access. It unlocks your data to provide value for emerging use cases and can either be implemented as a stand-alone solution or be integrated with IBM Spectrum Protect. There is a 90-day trial software available on IBM Marketplace and by the time... [More]
Everything and Forever. The nirvana of data protection and retention. Also known as the most common answer given to backup administrators from their users. This is where ambitious requirements meet real-world resource and financial constraints. Let’s see how Spectrum Protect Plus handles Operational Recovery as well as Data Reuse . Outside of long term archiving requirements, organizations typically need only 90 days of backup data retention to satisfy 95% of restore requests – the Tier 1 of data protection needs. In the... [More]