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.
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]
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]
Determining when and how you are alerted to conditions and violations of performance thresholds within a storage environment is important to helping you maintain and administer storage resources. In Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, V5.2.5 (IBM Spectrum Control), the notification feature was improved to enable you to specify global settings for alert notifications in one, central location. Alerts can define notification actions that send email, generate Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps, or generate IBM® Tivoli®... [More]
IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (Tivoli) Storage Manager, FlashCopy Manager, Productivity Center Suite and TSM FastBack newsletters. These communications are designed to help you derive maximum value from your software by providing you with helpful e-Support technical information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to other key information. http://ow.ly/qGkLH - Click here for the Tivoli Storage Manager edition or http://ow.ly/qGlq1 - Click here for the previous month's edition... [More]
After the recent, very insightful, and extremely successful IBM InterConnect 2015 Conference in Las Vegas, IBM continues the momentum with the release of IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (IBM Spectrum Control), V5.2.5. In this release, the development team extends support for GPFS (IBM Spectrum Scale) and adds even more user-friendly enhancements to augment your data collection; this marks the third consecutive release that feature enhancements, support, and user improvements were... [More]