By deploying a replicated Hitachi Content Platform environment as a target for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager©, HCP customers can significantly reduce, or even eliminate, tape-based backups for unstructured data. HCP is a supported storage device for the core Tivoli Storage Manager© functionality as well as the IBM Storage System Archive Manager enabling every TSM customer to leverage HCP. Hitachi Content Platform is the most scalable, highest density, reliable, easiest to use commercially available object store with the security, scale and broad application support to enable multiple workloads in one cluster. Hitachi Content Platform provides the features and functionality to improve delivery of a wide range of IT services. By doing away with the complexity of mixed storage environments without sacrificing the ability to leverage 3rd-party resources, Hitachi Content Platform helps organizations get the most out of their storage investments. It prepares the storage environment to stay agile as demands on IT grow in scope, complexity and cost.

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  • Functional details

    HCP presents itself as a “Sequential Access Storage Pool”, the most common of the 2 storage pool types. It carries a device type of “FILE” and can be set for either “Native” or “Non-Block” formats. This allows HCP to serve as a TSM “Primary Storage Pool” or “Copy Storage Pool”. Data is automatically compressed and deduplicated; and policy retention periods may be applied. Within IBM Tivoli Storage Manager©, simply point all current backup jobs to the new storage, known as the “Next Storage Group” (behind the daily disk cache) and start all new backups going to the HCP. In the background, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager© moves the existing data over to the new storage devices.

  • Business problem

    The growth in unstructured data stresses traditional, tape-based backup and restore operations. Numerous, disparate systems with large numbers of files and duplicate copies of data increase backup and restore times and impact the performance and availability of production systems. This drives up cost and complexity.

  • Business opportunity

    With HCP and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager©, the entire backup process is improved to achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency and scalability with a significant decrease in backup windows and workloads. Reduced backups also decelerate the need for new backup media, as well as the associated floor space, power and cooling costs. In fact, the total backup cost of unstructured data can be reduced by as much as 60%. More importantly, with less data to backup, organizations can now fit the backup process within the backup window without deploying fast and expensive backup technology.

  • Return on investment

    Nearly half of all HCP customers have moved more than 40% of their primary storage content to HCP and reclaimed valuable capacity on their primary storage systems. Indeed, compared to traditional storage alternatives, more than 40% of HCP customers have saved 30% or more in total capacity, which also accelerates the speed of returns on storage assets.

  • Competitive advantage

    HCP ensures data integrity with WORM, encryption and more. By adding services such as data protection levels, advanced replication, version awareness and the ability to browse the environment, HCP ensures objects are well protected and easily recoverable. As the data is onsite and on disk that can be easily browsed, content can be recovered quickly, on demand, at a particular point in time and in a self-service manner. This reduces help desk costs and avoids the hassle of finding the right tape, mounting it (assuming it is onsite), reading the catalog and spinning to the right point of the tape only to learn that another version is needed.

  • Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
       Ship Building
    Automotive Industry
       Automotive OEMs (Manuf of Cars, Light Trucks, Motorbikes)
       Automotive Suppliers
       Distributors, Importers, Retailers
       Heavy Equipment
    Banking Industry
       Banking - Global Customer Management
       Banking - Other
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
       Chemicals & Life Sciences
    Computer Services Industry
       Business Recovery Services
       Computer Leasing and Rental
       Computer Maintenance & Services
       DP Education
       Prepackaged Software
       System Integration
    Consumer Products Industry
       CP - Beverages & Tobacco
       CP - Food Manufacturing
       CP - General Processing
       CP - Household / Health & Beauty
    Education Industry
       Basic/Secondary Education
       Higher Education
    Electronics Industry
       Technology Systems and Microelectronics
    Energy & Utilities Industry
       Combo Electric/Gas
       Electric and Gas Energy Services Traders
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Government Central/Federal industry
       Defense and National Security
       Environ., Transp. & Pub. Works
       Finance and Administration
       Public Safety and Justice
       Social Services
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, City/Mun.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, County/Shire
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, Spec. Dist.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, State/Prov.
       Fin. & Admin, City/Municipal
       Fin. & Admin, County/Shire
       Fin. & Admin, Special District
       Fin. & Admin, State/Prov./Reg.
       Other Government
       PS & Justice, City/Municipal
       PS & Justice, County/Shire
       PS & Justice, Special District
       PS & Justice, State/Prov./Reg.
       Soc. Services, City/Municipal
       Soc. Services, County/Shire
       Soc. Services, State/Prov/Reg.
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Industrial Products Industry
       Fabrication & Assembly
       Forest Products
       Other Process
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
       Printing & Publishing
    Professional Services Industry
       Business Services
       Legal Services
       Management Consulting
       Marketing & Public Opinion Research
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty
    Telecommunications Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry
       Car Rental
       Freight Airlines
       Freight Forwarders & Arrangers
       Freight Services
       Global Dist. Systems / CRS
       Passenger Airlines
       Passenger Water Transportation
       Post Operations
       Tour Operations and Arrangers
       Travel Agencies
       Urban Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry
       Wholesale - Food/Food Svc/Drug
       Wholesale - General Trading Co.
       Wholesale - Non-Durables
       Wholesale - Durables
       Wholesale - Services

  • Solution areas

    Aerospace & Defense
    Chemicals and Petroleum
    Consumer Products
       IT Infrastructure and Services
    Energy and Utilities
       Infrastructure and Systems Management
    Financial Markets
    Financial Services/Banking
       Branch Transformation
       Core Systems Transformation
       Infrastructure and Support Services
       Regulatory Compliance
       Risk management & compliance
       Record Management
       Regulatory Compliance
    Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
       Medical Imaging
       Operations and Regulations
       Picture Archival and Communication Systems
    Life Sciences
       Regulatory and Compliance
    Media and Entertainment
    Travel and Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution
    Cross industry
       Business Continuity

  • Customer size

    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    Algeria , Angola , Benin , Botswana , Bouvet Island , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cameroon , Cape Verde , Central African Republic , Chad , Comoros , Congo , Congo, The Democratic Republic of the , Côte d'Ivoire , Djibouti , Equatorial Guinea , Eritrea , Ethiopia , Gabon , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , Kenya , Lesotho , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mauritania , Mauritius , Mayotte , Morocco , Mozambique , Namibia , Niger , Nigeria , Rwanda , Réunion , Senegal , Seychelles , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Africa , Swaziland , São Tome and Principe , Tanzania, United Republic of , Togo , Tunisia , Uganda , Western Sahara , Zambia , Zimbabwe

    Anguilla , Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina , Aruba , Bahamas , Barbados , Belize , Bermuda , Bolivia , Brazil , Canada , Cayman Islands , Chile , Colombia , Costa Rica , Dominica , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , El Salvador , Falkland Islands (Malvinas) , French Guiana , Greenland , Grenada , Guadeloupe , Guatemala , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Jamaica , Martinique , Mexico , Montserrat , Netherlands Antilles , Nicaragua , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Puerto Rico , Saint Kitts and Nevis , Saint Lucia , Saint Pierre and Miquelon , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Suriname , Trinidad and Tobago , Turks and Caicos Islands , United States , Uruguay , Venezuela , Virgin Islands, British , Virgin Islands, U.S.

    American Samoa , Australia , Azerbaijan , Bangladesh , Bhutan , British Indian Ocean Territory , Brunei Darussalam , Cambodia , China , Christmas Island , Cocos (Keeling) Islands , Cook Islands , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Hong Kong S.A.R. of China , India , Indonesia , Japan , Kazakhstan , Kiribati , Korea, Republic of , Kyrgyzstan , Lao People's Democratic Republic , Macao S.A.R. of China , Malaysia , Marshall Islands , Micronesia, Federated States of , Mongolia , Myanmar , Nepal , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Norfolk Island , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Philippines , Samoa , Singapore , Sri Lanka , Taiwan , Tajikistan , Thailand , Timor-Leste , Turkmenistan , Viet Nam

    Åland Islands , Albania , Andorra , Armenia , Austria , Belarus , Belgium , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Bulgaria , Croatia , Cyprus , Czech Republic , Denmark , Estonia , Faroe Islands , Finland , France , Georgia , Germany , Gibraltar , Greece , Holy See (Vatican City State) , Hungary , Iceland , Ireland , Italy , Latvia , Liechtenstein , Lithuania , Luxembourg , Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of , Malta , Moldova, Republic of , Monaco , Montenegro , Netherlands , Norway , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Russian Federation , San Marino , Serbia , Slovakia , Slovenia , Spain , Svalbard and Jan Mayen , Sweden , Switzerland , Turkey , Ukraine , United Kingdom , Uzbekistan

    Afghanistan , Bahrain , Egypt , Iraq , Israel , Jordan , Kuwait , Lebanon , Oman , Pakistan , Palestinian Territory, Occupied , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen

    Antarctica , French Southern Territories , Heard Island and McDonald Islands , Maldives , Nauru , Niue , Pitcairn , Saint Helena , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , United States Minor Outlying Islands , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

Technical information

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Other Linux family
       Other non-IBM servers

  • Software

    IBM Tivoli
          Tivoli Storage Manager

Date last modified:    Dec 21, 2015

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