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.
Welcome to the Storage Management blog. This
blog is one of several within the Service Management Connect community,
and its purpose is to provide readers with ideas and perspectives about
the storage management solution directly from the
technical experts. Follow this blog, and you can get tips, tricks, and
perspectives on several storage management topics, including: Installation Integration Performance Customization Technical tips and tricks More... If you have specific topics for which you would like to see blog entries, don't... [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]
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]
Oct 11th, 2011 The Tivoli User Community will be hosting a first ever - global Tivoli User Group on Livestream! Tune in to be the first to learn about deeper integration with VMware, new Disaster Recovery / Hot Standby functionality, and bringing TSM v6 to the z/OS platform, and to join the community in this Livestream event. The TUC team will be in New Your City with event sponsors, Tivoli, Mainline Information Systems and Starfire Technologies. This event promises to be an exciting opportunity to hear from top notch speakers on new... [More]
Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6 first GA'd in 2009 with a new internal database, our highest levels of scalability and availability, and new data reduction features such as deduplication at the source and target. Along the way, we published "Deployment Recommendations for TSM v6 Server" to streamline customers' deployment planning and experience, greatly improving time to value for clients. The Deployment Guide is a living document with "real time" updates occurring whenever new insights are discovered in areas such as... [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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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]
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]
I run the TSM Product Family Early Access Programs(EAP) and Beta Programs at IBM and currently we are running an EAP/Beta program for an upcoming release of FlashCopy Manager. We are looking for active participants who would like to learn about this new release and provide feedback early in the design cycle as well as beta test this release and provide feedback in terms of bugs, documentation review, etc. This is a chance to work closely with our developers and testers to improve the product and learn ahead of time what is coming up for... [More]