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]
V5.2.13 of IBM Spectrum Control includes a number of exciting new features, including enhanced monitoring of EMC VMAX, EMC VNX, and EMC VNXe storage systems, the ability to measure whether a Spectrum Scale file system has enough room to recall data that was migrated to external storage, and detailed information about the hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and flash modules in IBM Cloud Object Storage Slicestor nodes. Speaking of IBM Cloud Object Storage, you're also now able to clearly identify the vaults that cannot be accessed... [More]
Yes, we can show the capacity and the cost of the storage that your applications, departments, physical servers, hypervisors, and hypervisor and server clusters use. But, sometimes you might want capacity to take center stage. (Sorry, Costs, you're going to have to sit this one out. At least, in this report.) So, you create a custom report, schedule it, and exclude the storage costs. When Jane and Joe get the report in their inbox, they get what they want - a daily summary report of the capacity that is used by the applications that they... [More]
Replication capacity planning As a #storage administrator you are asked to provide a capacity report across your entire storage environment to your CTO, in order to help the company make financial decisions on what storage needs to be purchased in the coming year. A critical part of capacity reporting is understanding how much capacity is consumed by replication: Each copy requires capacity A volume may have multiple copies (for instance, hourly FlashCopy) with the last x copies kept, or a mix of local and remote copies HyperSwap relationships... [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]
As a storage administrator, you want to improve your business agility and at the same time reduce your storage costs and meet service levels. You have workloads that vary throughout the workday, by the day of the week, and you want to have more control over the performance optimization data you get back . ( maxfavilli.com) Previously performance data... [More]
Here's the scenario: You bought an IBM® FlashSystem™ A9000. You added it to IBM Spectrum Control™ for monitoring. Now you want to see the beef: what sort of data reduction savings am I getting? FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R can reduce the size of your data significantly using technologies such as compression and data deduplication. You want to see exactly what sort of savings you are getting, and how that compares to savings on other storage systems. To see the data reduction savings for your FlashSystem... [More]
V5.2.12 of IBM Spectrum Control is jam packed with new features, including new reports, enhanced hybrid cloud monitoring, and more device support. What do these features do? How can they help you monitor and manage your storage? There is a lot to take in with this release, and the IBM Knowledge Center is here to help. In the continuing blog series of "pearls in the Spectrum Control documentation", I'll highlight some of the new information that we've added for 5.2.12, and some existing topics that you might not be aware... [More]
You add storage systems to get valuable insights, and to get those valuable insights, you rely on the data collector, which collects the asset, capacity, and performance data securely from your data center for analysis and presentation in IBM ® Spectrum Control ™ Storage Insights . But, what if your storage systems are in different networks or data centers and you have only one data collector? This might result in bandwidth or connectivity issues. Well, all you need to do is install multiple data collectors, and when you add a storage... [More]