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Tivoli announces the availability of two white papers for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center.
To access more related white papers, click here.
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Attention all Tivoli User Community Members! There will be free online training offered on May 26, 2011 from 9:30AM - 1:30PM EST on the topic of: Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments.
The following topics will be covered:
-Explain the different types of virtual machine backups (lecture)
-Explain the benefits of Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (lecture)
-Perform full VM-level backups and restores (demo)
-Perform file-level backups and restores (demo)
-Install and configure Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (demo)
-Perform Block-Level Backups with CBT (demo)
Topics were selected from the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 6.2 for Virtual Environments workshop and tailored for a one-day online presentation.
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Join us on May 17th at 1: p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific........to hear all about Smarter Storage & Data Management for Virtual Server Environments
Featured Speakers: Richard Vining, IBM Tivoli Storage Product Marketing Manager & John Connor, IBM Tivoli Storage Product Manager
There is a huge transformation happening in IT organizations! These organizations are migrating from single-purpose physical servers to consolidated virtual machine technologies. The benefits of virtualization are many: cutting acquisition, management and facilities costs by reducing the number of physical machines; increasing service levels through faster server provisioning; and enabling new delivery models such as cloud services. However, virtualizing servers does not reduce the amount of data that is created and stored; actually it can have the opposite effect as virtual machines are moved or de-provisioned. This presentation will describe smarter ways of managing all this data and the infrastructure that stores it, and feature IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center family of products.
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Join us on May 12th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Pacific.............to hear all about Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Virtual Environments.
Featured Speakers: Greg Van Hise - IBM Storage Architect & Richard Vining - IBM Product Marketing Manager for TSM
There is no question that server virtualization has been a boost to the businesses that have embraced it, but it is also causing huge headaches for storage administrators. Join IBM industry leaders for this live, interactive event, as they introduce the newest addition to the Tivoli Storage Manager family that was built to provide advanced data protection and fast, flexible recovery of your VMware environments. This online-only event allows you to hear from experts as they review TSM for Virtual Environments and demonstrate how it can help you reduce costs while meeting service level requirements. This event will include a 20 minute presentation, followed by a 20 minute live demo of the actual product.
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Last week at the 2011 CRN Xchange event in Orlando, the results of the 21st Channel Champions awards were announced. IBM Software was honored with a Gold Award in 2 categories, including Backup and Recovery Software for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager family. The winners will be featured in the April issue of CRN - both in print and online.
Everything Channel's Channel Champion survey helps solution providers select from the myriad vendors out there, the cream of the crop. The Channel Champs program measures the satisfaction of solution providers that currently sell a particular vendor's products and/or services--regardless of whether or not they are formally in a manufacturer's channel program. It is the largest business partner satisfaction study conducted.
Five categories relevant to IBM Software were in the 2011 Channel Champions Survey: Data and Information Management , Middleware, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, and Backup and Recovery software.
The survey results were dominated by IBM and Microsoft.
In 2011 we came out as clear winners by sweeping the Middleware and the Backup and Recovery categories. Most notable is the Backup and Recovery 'win' for Tivoli, where IBM gained a clean sweep victory. It is worth noting that in 2009 Tivoli was a distant third in this category, confirming that a great deal of progress has been made in both product capabilities and channel programs.
IBM placed second in the other 3 categories, losing by a narrow margin to Microsoft in Data and Information Management and by wider margins in Business Intelligence and Collaboration.
Congratulations to the IBM Channels Sales and Marketing Teams for achieving this great honor, and THANK YOU to our fantastic Business Partners for all you do to support our solutions and our mutual customers.
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The Tivoli Storage Management team is beginning a new series of educational webcasts for the end user community on a range of topics. The first session will focus on data protection and recovery of virtual server environments -- and you're invited!
Server virtualization has been a boon to the businesses that have embraced it, but it is causing huge headaches for storage administrators. One area of particular concern is backup and recovery, especially as the use of virtual servers grows in production environments.
Are all of the Virtual Machines (VMs) covered with appropriate backup policies? Are you able to manage the sprawl of backup agents as the number of VMs increases? Are you having trouble meeting backup windows and recovery SLAs on your VMs?
Join IBM as we introduce you to the newest addition to the TSM family that is built to provide advanced data protection and fast, flexible recovery of your VMware environments. Join us as we review TSM for Virtual Environments and how it can help you reduce costs while meeting service level requirements. We will have a 20 minute presentation and a 20 minute live demo of the product.
Date: April 14, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
Speakers: Greg Van Hise, TSM Software Architect; Rich Vining, Product Marketing Manager
Please register for this event using the On-Line Registration.
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I attended IDC’s Directions2011 event yesterday in Boston. It was kicked off by Frank Gens, IDC Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst making a compelling case that the IT industry is at a historic inflection point, entering the third platform for growth.
Frank made an interesting observation – that most of the innovative young engineers are being drawn to the growing mobile and social platforms, basically “sucking the oxygen out of PC development”. He also noted that there are at most 75,000 applications for PCs but already there are 1.3 million apps for mobile devices.
Cloud services are the back-end delivery model for most mobile applications, and IDC predicts that 80% of all new enterprise applications will be delivered in a cloud model, at least as an option. “Big Data” is a term IDC uses to describe the types of solutions that IBM talks about in its Smarter Planet ads – smart electrical grids, individualized healthcare, optimized traffic, smarter buildings, etc. And “Social Business” reflects the fact that customers have taken control of the buying cycle, and vendors need to shift from push marketing to social marketing – something that is already happening. In a recent IDC study on IT marketing spending, the slice of the marketing budget for social media increased from 13% to 19% in just one year.
The real message behind Frank’s presentation, though, was to ask which IT companies will be the Wang’s, Digital’s and Cullinet’s – the casualties of the last platform shift – as the world moves to the third platform for IT growth. History suggests that those that remain rooted in the PC client/server model are doomed. Those that are embracing the future of IT are poised to experience unprecedented opportunities for growth and profit.
IDC is holding their west coast Directions2011 conference on March 15th in San Jose. If you’re an IDC client and can make it to the event, I highly recommend you do.
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Storwize Rapid Application Storage solution, launched in Feb 2011, brings together innovative storage technology, comprehensive management software and implementation services that help you manage business applications and storage growth efficiently. In continuation to my earlier post 'Tivoli Storage Productivity Center supports Storwize V7000', my colleague Ian Wright has created a brilliant video showcasing the performance monitoring, alerting and reporting capabilities of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center as part of the Storwize Rapid Application Storage solution.
In specific, Ian walks us through creating performance reports at sub-system level to understand the data surge source; creating batch reports that enable better understanding on the storage capacities, including tiering information; and also, enabling thresholds that will eventually create alerts when these thresholds are breached.
For more information on Storwize Rapid Application Storage, click here. To learn more about Tivoli Storage Productivity for Disk Midrange Edition, click here.
Please reach out to IBM Sales Specialists or IBM Business Partner to understand how Storwize Rapid Application Storage solution can benefit your organizations’ efforts towards efficiently managing the data explosion.
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Are you interested in the next release of Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)?
IBM will be running a beta program featuring the upcoming version of TSM.
If you would like to participate in this beta program,
please contact the beta coordinator, Mary Anne Filosa
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Pulse was amazing! For those of you that attended my presentation on FlashCopy Manager and also stopped by to see me in the Expo... thank you!
I wanted to tell you that IBM will be running a joint beta program featuring upcoming versions of FlashCopy Manager and TSM for Virtual Environments. If you would like to participate in this beta program, please contact the beta project manager, Mary Anne Filosa (email@example.com).
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In response to: Pulse 2011 - Huge for Tivoli StorageYes! Yes! Pulse 2011 was a huge success for Tivoli storage! Each time I visited our storage peds in the Expo hall, they were jam packed with customers & Business Partners. What a great way to start the week with our storage track kickoff session packed to standing room only! That seemed to be par for the course all week at all of the storage sessions. So, we're going on the record now to say "first floor, bigger rooms, please!" @Pulse 2012. Because after all, Tivoli storage rocked Pulse 2011! Great momentum that we can capitalize on all year. Nice job, everyone!
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Pulse 2011 is wrapping up today, and it has been an awesome week for the Tivoli Storage Management team. Our 12 demonstration peds of combined Tivoli and STG storage products in the Solutions Expo have been swamped since the show opened on Sunday evening. An introductory session in the Expo on the new Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (TSM for VE) had 5 rows of people standing behind the available seating.
The Storage Track kickoff on Monday morning was also jammed, and Rachel Dines of Forrester gave a great speech on how minor changes in your storage environment can have massive, rippling impacts; and provide excellent tips on how to avoid problems through effective storage management practices.
We almost had a massive disaster in our breakout sessions, which were all led by customers and technology partners -- our assigned rooms were way too small for the huge numbers of people that wanted to hear what their peers had to share. Luckily we were able to find bigger space in time of the second session. Kudos to the staff of the MGM Grand for stepping up and rearranging the meeting rooms on no notice and getting it done during a short scheduled break.
All of the breakout sessions were well attended and well received. In successive sessions on Tuesday, three different approaches for protecting VMware systems were presented, with TSM for VE being the highlight. But the really cool moment was when TSM for VE was demonstrated live in front of more than 7000 people in the general session Tuesday morning.
This was my 4th Pulse event, and really the best part of it is meeting so many of the customers, partners and other IBMers that I work with by phone and e-mail all year. Talking face-to-face, sharing a meal or a drink (or two) does so much for strengthening business relationships.I wish we could have everyone attend just for that reason.
One thing that is true of all events in Las Vegas -- they are exhausting. But as I tell everyone, if you aren't tired, you aren't doing it right.
Thank you to everyone that attended and contributed to the success of Pulse 2011. I hope to see everyone at Pulse "V5" next year, the first week of March 2012.
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Kelly Beavers, Director of IBM Tivoli Storage & System z Product Management, kicked off the Storage Track yesterday and it was standing room only! Rachel Dines of Forrester, spoke about the 'Butterfly Effect' and its impact on the entire IT infrastructure and the ultimate downstream effect on Storage. It's imperative that Storage be considered when looking at how to reduce costs and do more with less in the data center. Deduplication strategies, data compression and Archiving were raised as the key areas to focus on. Ron Riffe, Business Strategy lead for Tivoli Storage spoke about how we need to:
The breakouts that followed were all filled to capacity - so much so, that we had to "reswizzle" <technical term> the room layout. This was a GREAT problem to have!! We're now some of the largest rooms here in the Conference Center (Rooms 306/7 and 310) - doubling our capacity. The day ended with a Standing Room Only Happy Hour / Birds of a Feather, hosted by Kelly Beavers and her Product Management Team. All in all, the day was outstanding, and there's so much more to come!
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Effective Storage Management is the best way to to make sure you have a contingency plan to protect your data. Be sure to take advantage of the Storage Management sessions during the upcoming Pulse conference in Las Vegas. The sessions at Pulse on Storage Management will include best practices, customer case studies and analyst presentations.
Use this convenient listing to find the locations for these sessions. You can print out this list, or send the URL to your mobile phone for easy reference during the conference.
Monday Feb. 28 MGM Conference Center, Las Vegas
Storage Track Kick Off – Monday 10:45 – 12:15 – Room 312 Title: The Butterfly Effect on Information and Storage Abstract: Data and Information growth is often driven by small technical, business, regulatory, and social changes. For instance, the use of social networks, photo sharing and video sharing websites,search engines, and regulatory changes all started small but are growing into paradigm shifts resulting in significant changes in the underlying IT infrastructure. Given that data and information are directly interconnected with storage, these small changes in the overall environment can cause data and storage growth to outpace storage capacity, storage budgets, and an organization`s ability to stay ahead of these changes a phenomenon known as the Butterfly Effect. In this session, we will highlight some of the changes driving the Butterfly Effect in your storage infrastructure, how to address the changes, and how IBM can help. Speakers: Kelly Beavers (IBM), Ron Riffe (IBM), Rachel Dile – Forrester Research Storage Management Track – Monday PM - Rooms 306 & 307 Sessions in Room 306:
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IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 provides a cost-effective disaster recovery solution over standard IP-based networks (LAN, WAN, Internet, etc.) for Microsoft® Windows and Linux® server application data. It leverages many of the advanced continuous data protection and near-instant recovery capabilities of Tivoli® Storage Manager FastBack, while being priced and packaged for the IBM Storwize V7000 midrange storage system.
Customers use IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 to help reduce the amount of data at risk between backups to almost zero, and to reduce the time to recover from almost any data loss to just seconds. IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 also includes built-in target-side data deduplication, and deduplication across locations when consolidating backups to a central Tivoli Storage Manager system. IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 also includes fast, granular recovery of Microsoft Exchange e-mail objects, including messages, attachments, contacts, calendars, notes, tasks and journals.
Using IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000, administrators can select which volumes to replicate and then schedule when to send the data over the Wide Area Network (WAN) or Internet, thereby enabling IP replication capabilities for the IBM Storwize V7000 and effective disaster recovery capabilities without straining existing bandwidth.
IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 delivers a cost-effective data protection and disaster recovery offering for small and mid-sized organizations. It combines a number of leading-edge, patented technologies to deliver a data protection and recovery offering for servers and applications by helping to:
o Eliminate the need for traditional backup windows by continuously tracking data changes at the block level, with extremely low overhead on the systems it protects
o Improve recovery service levels and meet stringent data protection and retention requirements through use of a flexible policy engine
IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 can enable protection, replication, and recovery of data for critical applications, including IBM DB2, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, SAP, and Oracle. It delivers the power to quickly help recover any Microsoft Windows, or Linux server data, from anywhere in the organization and any point in time.
IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 can store all of the data onto the IBM Storwize V7000 and can replicate that data to an offsite location to another FastBack for Storwize V7000 system, or to a Tivoli Storage Manager Server, for disaster recovery purposes. In addition, IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 V6.1 can be utilized to help protect production data that resides outside of the IBM Storwize V7000.
IBM FastBack for Storwize V7000 will be announced on Feb. 15, 2011 and will be released in March. The product website and data sheet are at: