Welcome to the May 2013 Tivoli top 10. This is not a newsletter! It's a short monthly list of the top 10 Tivoli resources to help you succeed. An IBM PartnerWorld ID and password are required to access these resources.
IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure
Top 10 #1 – IBM Tivoli division renamed
"I am very excited about the evolution we are driving that will greatly benefit our Business Partners and customers." Rodney Foreman, World Wide Channels Leader, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure
The IBM Software Group division formerly referred to as IBM Tivoli, will now be known as IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure.
Over the past decade, the infrastructure needs of clients have grown well beyond traditional IT systems management with the accelerated adoption of cloud, mobile, and smarter physical assets. IBM has responded by evolving our portfolio of offerings to meet these needs head on, helping Partners and their clients transform their infrastructures and business models to better achieve desired outcomes. We will continue to drive change that is necessary to ensure our IBM Cloud and Smart Infrastructure Partners are positioned to win in the market.
IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure is now the overarching umbrella which reflects the evolution of client needs and IBM's portfolio, and includes Tivoli, Maximo, TRIRIGA, Endpoint Manager, and Netcool branded offerings, as well as SmartCloud service management offerings. All of these branded offerings remain under the renamed division, as do their roadmaps.
Tivoli Think!Thursday May 2
Top 10 #2 - TSM operations center demo
TSM operations center is the new GUI for TSM Administrators. This next generation of backup administration will dramatically improve simplicity, scalability and backup quality. See how IBM's advanced interface for TSM enables consolidation, intuitive problem resolution and integrated team collaboration.
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM ET USA
Audio: Toll-free number: 1- 888-455-4467 Canada and U.S.
International Toll-Free: 1-773-799-3652
Passcode: TIVOLI THINK
The presentation and replay will be available on PartnerWorld.
Tivoli talk May 8
Top 10 #3 - Optimizing application performance
If you deliver solutions on WAS or WebSphere Portal, or help customers tune performance and resolve problems with their applications on those servers, then this session is for you. It will provide an overview and live demo of a new tool, IBM Application Performance Diagnostics Lite, that’s available free of charge to help you gain visibility into WAS and WebSphere Portal solutions in pre-production environments. It will help you find the bottlenecks – the proverbial needle in the haystack - thereby reducing the time it takes to resolve problems, helping to optimize performance, and thus improving your customer’s satisfaction. Based on the same technology used by IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics, but without the infrastructure, IBM APD Lite can be installed on a WAS or WebSphere Portal Server and provide value in approximately 15 minutes. Also included is a new Eclipse-based UI that makes it easy to pinpoint problem spots in the application and find the root cause within just a couple of clicks. Although this tool is free, it provides a glimpse of the vast capabilities customers can obtain by purchasing ITCAM for Application Diagnostics, which adds significant additional functionality, for their production environments giving you an upsell opportunity.
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 11:00amEST
USA Toll: 1-517-308-9227
USA Toll Free: 1-800-369-1781
Passcode: OPTIMIZE AP
International call-in numbers, the presentation and replay will be available on PartnerWorld
Tivoli solutions for small to midsized clients
Top 10 #4 – New web portal
Find out how Tivoli solutions can help address your small to midsized clients' needs with the new web portal focused on the general business marketspace. Positioning Tivoli as a key solution provider in this space, the page contains links to Tivoli solutions in the areas of:
It also has links to various social media communities where you and your clients can connect and join in discussions.
IBM Endpoint Manager
Top 10 #5 - Weekly live demonstrations
Tune into a live webcast on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. EDT to see how IBM Endpoint Manager clients deliver greater value back to the business at a lower run rate. IBM Endpoint Manager helps IT manage ALL of a mobile worker's devices--including laptops, smart phones and tablets--plus all of an organization's PCs, Macs, Servers, ATMs, Kiosks, POS devices and more; all from a single console and server.
Join live demonstrations every Monday from April 15 through June 17 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST. See Endpoint Manager in action and have your questions answered by a technical expert.
Not familiar with IBM Endpoint manager? Watch this video.
To join the online meeting (now from mobile devices)
- Join the meeting
- If requested, enter your name and email address.
- If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Bigfix
- Click "Join"
- Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
To join the audio conference only
Caller Paid:+ 1 (215)861-6239
Participant Code: 8993769
IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator
Top 10 #6 - Manage heterogeneous hybrid cloud environments
IBM SmartCloud Orchestor will be released soon -- now is the time to learn more about this integrated platform that uses workload patterns and business process automation to standardize and manage heterogeneous hybrid cloud environments. It can help you deliver interoperable, open cloud services at an accelerated deployment speed and automate the lifecycle management of those cloud services.
Business Partners can schedule a dedicated Focus Feedback Session with the development team to learn about the latest additions and improvements as well as provide your feedback. See for yourself how the product has evolved - including the significant influences based on comments and suggestions from the DeveloperWorks collaboration program.
Take advantage of this opportunity to gain first-hand insight and provide feedback on the spot. Book your session now through the Live Sessions page.
IBM SmartCloud Control Desk
Top 10 #7 – Self Paced Virtual Classes at no charge for limited time
IBM SmartCloud Control Desk together with Maximo allows Business Partners to provide clients a solution to manage both enterprise and IT assets using one system, achieving end-to-end process management. For Business Partners who know how to sell enterprise asset management, IT asset management is a logical extension. IBM Business Partners now have an opportunity to gain new skills around SmartCloud Control Desk and drive more revenue in 2013 with this new offer.
IBM is offering the IBM SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 Foundations (recommended prereq) & IBM SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 IT Asset Management Fundamentals Self Paced Virtual Classes (SPVCs) to all IBM Business Partners at no charge through September 30, 2013. This allows Business Partners to easily access the Technical Training and knowledge they need in order to successfully sell and deploy IBM SmartCloud Control Desk. Furthermore, this enablement may assist you in preparing for the following exams: Sales: Fundamentals of Applying SmartCloud Control Desk V1; Technical: IBM Certified Associate, SmartCloud Control Desk V7.5 (exam 652) & IBM Certified Deployment Professional, SmartCloud Control Desk V7.5 Service Request Management(exams 652 & 656).
To register for this SPVC, fill out an online request:
- Course code EV070, IBM SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 Foundations SPVC.
- After EV070 is completed they can then ask for TOS38 IBM SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 IT Asset Management Fundamentals SPVC.
Once registered, Business Partners will have 30 days to complete each SPVC.
In addition, to assist in your preparation for IBM Tivoli exams, we are offering assessment tests for only $5 (normally $30) for IBM SmartCloud Control Desk. You can access the assessment tests from anywhere you have Internet access. To receive this promotion, use the promotional code TivEnable. If you pass the assessment exam, you will be sent a no-cost voucher for the full exam.
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Tivoli Storage Manager Unified Recovery Suite
Top 10 #8 - Demo now available
This one hour demo shows IBM TSM's Unified Recovery Suite. It covers the following areas:
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager enablement
Top 10 #9 – Self Paced Education available free of charge for limited time
Make sure you are staying current with your TSM skills or get a jump start if you are just starting with TSM. Either way, IBM Business Partners now have an opportunity to build skills with this new offer for TSM enablement!
The TSM Fundamentals Self Paced Virtual Classes (SPVC) will be open to all IBM Business Partners (PartnerWorld membership required) at no charge. You now have access to the Technical Training and knowledge you need in order to successfully sell and deploy TSM.
To register for this SPVC, fill out this link to request access to course code EV050, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6 fundamentals SPVC. Once registered, you will have 30 days to complete the SPVC.
This is a limited time offer to so don't miss your opportunity to gain new skills, refresh old ones and drive more revenue in 2013.
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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Top 10 #10 - Beta enrollment now open
IBM Tivoli Storage development is running a beta program for an upcoming release of Tivoli Storage Manager. This beta will consist of three phases, the first shipping code for the TSM client and Data Protection for VMware, the second phase focusing on the server and the third phase will center on the TSM Operations Center.
TSM 7.1 will continue focus on simplifying user experience, protecting virtual environments and improving disaster recovery scenarios. The new TSM Operations Center reduces complexity of managing TSM environments, provides “at a glance” visibility to entire backup assets for faster root cause analysis and corrective actions, and offers a common look and feel to other successful IBM storage GUIs such as IBM Storwize V7000 and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. We intend to simplify the installation and configuration experience with TSM for both novice and experienced users, introduce administrative actions in the Operations Center with additional visibility to TSM server. We will also enable client auto-failover for recovery of data in replication scenarios to enhance node replication capability, and improve TSM server performance when advanced functions such as deduplication and node replication are used. There are also extensive enhancements to IBM's TSM for Virtual Environments planned, such as full virtual machine instant restore for improved RTO, item level recovery for MS SQL and Exchange, and support for VMware vCloud deployment.
To enroll in this program, complete the signup form.