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.
IBM SONAS system is a true scalable solution for todays enterprise file-based workloads and can be fully integrated with Tivoli Storage Manager Server. Tivoli Backup Archive client comes as preinstalled software with SONAS and data is reliably backed up directly to the external. This document would help you to configure TSM HSM Configuration on SONAS. ( https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/869bac74-5fc2-4b94-81a2-6153890e029a/resource/IBMTSMandSONAS.pdf )
Got Technical Questions? Get your questions ready for the next Ask the Expert (ATE) event will be held on November 8th, 2011 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time USA. Register for this event The "Ask the Experts Online Jam" (ATE) is a valuable opportunity for Global Tivoli User Community (TUC) Members to connect with real-world experts on a range of Tivoli products. These experts, many from IBM development, are recruited to answer questions on an array of product topics for a concentrated period of 12 hours This upcoming ATE event... [More]
If you have IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center 3.x installed on your system, and want to upgrade to IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center versions 4.1 or 4.2 and later, you can use the new wizard to guide you through the process. The wizard provides information about hardware and software prerequisites, and provides steps that can help you to back up your existing environment before you begin the migration. The wizard includes several migration scenarios to help you choose the migration method that works best for you.
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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]
Sep 7 IBM Drives Storage Innovation with Healthcare, Cosmology Projects Survey: Majority of IT decision makers seeks new storage approaches; Need a new class of storage around solid-state drives ARMONK, N.Y. – 8 Sept 2011: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today detailed innovative projects and research that show new storage approaches to support Big Data growth and drive business innovation. Additionally, IBM released survey findings pointing to the need for new classes of storage. Healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, and... [More]
If you were thinking about installing IBM Spectrum Protect TM Snapshot V4.1.6, you will be interested in the Prerequisite Checker. Save yourself time and effort by running the checker tool in your environment before you install the product. This will help you to preempt some common issues before you proceed to the installation process. To learn more about the Prerequisite Checker and how to run it, check out this article IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot Prerequisite Checker
I don't know about you, but I could not bake to save my life - that is, until I discovered ready-made puff pastry dough in my local supermarket. Now making apple strudel is child's play and everyone thinks I'm some sort of expert pastry chef The new dynamic target allocation functionality that is available on IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot for VMware is somewhat like ready-made puff pastry dough, whereby it removes a huge slice of the 'setting up' work in relation to backing up your data stores and virtual machines on SAN... [More]
In this release of IBM® Spectrum Control,™ a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite , the development team worked closely with support teams from IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® to make troubleshooting performance issues easier to understand and report. You can view 9 key metrics, that are outside of the standard range IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® storage systems, by using performance guidelines to assess if your storage systems are... [More]
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite is designed to help improve the way you manage, protect and store data and deploy new capacity faster. The Suite provides full coverage for software defined storage needs along with benefits for operations and a budget. ... [More]
User expectations are increasing every single day. Businesses collect, store, process and use more information than ever before. At the same time, there is low tolerance for downtime, unpredictable performance, or provisioning delays. To satisfy these increased demands, organizations need more comprehensive monitoring, automation and analytics capabilities — so they can proactively resolve issues before their users are impacted. While IBM® Spectrum Control™ continues to reduce users' storage costs and maintain a... [More]
IBM Spectrum Control™, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage ™ family, enables comprehensive monitoring of the entire data path—including storage systems, software-defined storage, devices and SAN fabric components from multiple vendors—providing a more complete view of the storage infrastructure. Views of applications, departments or other collections are easy to create, so data owners can see customized views of their domains. IBM Spectrum Control provides a single point of control that... [More]