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.
Last October, IBM announced SmartCloud Foundation - a set of hardware and software technologies to help clients implement private and hybrid cloud environments. SmartCloud Foundation offers capabilities across Infrastructure- and Platform-as-a-Service, including cloud management, availability, security, application lifecycle and integration. Our latest storage virtualization software builds on these capabilities with automated administration, management and provisioning controls to improve the flexibility, cost, and performance of virtualized,... [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]
Having been with the IBM Support organization for 14 years, I've seen several iterations of Support delivery. Once upon a time, customers would call in to Support and wait on hold until an available engineer became available. Wait times increased as the products grew and it became untenable to ask customers to wait on the line; customers would await a call back. To try to relieve some of the wait times, a rudimentary problem submission tool called IBM Link was introduced. It allowed customers to submit problem records electronically but it was... [More]
Are you installing or upgrading servers and clients? Do you want to improve Tivoli Storage Manager performance? Maybe you need to investigate Tivoli Storage Manager performance issues like bottlenecks? Try out the new Optimizing Performance publication, now available in the Tivoli Storage Manager wiki, and in the V6.3 and V6.4 product information centers. This publication is a culmination of months of work with the experts in Tivoli Storage Manager development, test, performance, and support teams, members of the Advanced Technical... [More]
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 )
Let's face it, there is a lot of information in the knowledge center for IBM Spectrum Control, and sometimes finding the right information can take time. Time that you might or might not have. And when you do find what you're looking for, paging through all the other topics that are available isn't high on your to-do list. Maybe you're the kind of person who just likes to dive in and figure out things as you go without reading documentation. If this describes you, or if you've never had a chance to delve into the IBM... [More]
Join us on the Tivoli User Community client webcast and opportunity for questions, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 am ET, USA. Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now Overview: This TUC webcast will provide insight and detail in the day-to-day operations and challenges of TSM Administrators. Over the years Mr. Perkins has spoken to many TSM and backup administrators to understand their challenges, goals and what they are dealing with in certain aspects of their jobs. He will touch on a few items that he has done to overcome some of the same... [More]
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]
Your business organization just purchased a software license(s) for IBM® Spectrum Control™ or any IBM product that includes IBM Spectrum Control such as IBM® Virtual Storage Center or IBM Spectrum Storage Suite and you want to assess your storage license situation. Before you can begin your assessment, you must know what license(s) your organization employs in your environment: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition and the IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition licenses are priced by the number of storage... [More]
IBM Watson is defining a new era of cognitive technology. This generation of problem solvers is going to learn much faster with Watson, and Watson, in turn, will learn much faster with us. Remember, you don't program Watson, you WORK WITH Watson! See....... what will you do with Watson? For more information, see IBM Watson
Recently BJ Klingenberg, who is a Distinguished Engineer and Enterprise Storage Management lead for IBM shared his experiences using IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in IBM’s Service Provider environment at Pulse 2013.
Service Provider environments are governed by Service Level Agreements, so managing capacity, performance and availability are essential capabilities. Storage efficiency is essential to remaining competitive. See how Tivoli Storage Productivity Center helps IBM deliver outstanding customer service. Go to the Pulse... [More]
The Client Experience group, in collaboration with Tivoli Storage Software, has created a Welcome Kit that contains many resources that will help customers to fully embrace all that the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center product has to offer as a storage resource-management solution. The Welcome Kit has links to the many forms of assistance that are available to not only help you get started, but can also help you avoid any rough patches as you deploy your Tivoli Storage Productivity Center solution. You can view the updated... [More]