What's new for IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.3

New features and enhancements are available in IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.3.

IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot now comes with IBM Spectrum Control

Protecting the application and data that drives your business and is critical to your operations is important to us. That's why IBM Spectrum Control now includes a license for IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, which provides fast, application-aware backups and restores, leveraging advanced snapshot technologies to help improve your cyber resiliency.

IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot is available with the following editions of IBM Spectrum Control:
  • IBM Spectrum Control and IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition
  • IBM® Virtual Storage Center and IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry

If you have these editions of IBM Spectrum Control, see how to get your copy of IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6443435.

For more information about IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot and its capabilities, see https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/sps.

A new subscription option is available for IBM Virtual Storage Center

New customers can now subscribe to IBM® Virtual Storage Center!

We know that your storage environment constantly changes. Spikes in demand and the ever-increasing need for more capacity are constants. Making it easy for you to get solutions, while also providing more purchase options that fit your unique situation, is important to IBM.

That's why a subscription option is now available for new customers who purchase an IBM Virtual Storage Center license. With a subscription, you can pay for your license on a monthly basis with a flexible term length and an initial lower cost. You also receive IBM's Software Subscription and Support, which includes the following support options for the length of the subscription:
  • Download access to the latest versions, releases, and fixes of the solutions in the IBM Virtual Storage Center license.
  • IBM support for routine installation, deployment, migration, usage, and code-related technical support questions.
  • 24x7 assistance for Severity 1 issues 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Simply open a case from the web, chat, or phone.

To sign up and manage the subscription contract, you can use the familiar Passport Advantage (PA) system. For more information about subscription licenses with IBM, see https://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/subscriptionlicenses.html.

Tip: You can still buy a perpetual license for IBM Virtual Storage Center if that option better suits your organization. For more information about the different licenses that are available, see IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Enhanced support

Product fixes and security updates

In every release of IBM Spectrum® Control, IBM fixes issues that are reported by our internal teams and by our customers. Along with fixes, improving the operation and security of the product is also a priority. See what's been updated and fixed in this release:

Limitations and known issues

For information about limitations and known issues that might occur when you use IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.3, see Limitations and known issues.

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