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The Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) is the only depository in Pakistan, handling the electronic settlement of transactions carried out at the country's three stock exchanges.
With numerous point management tools, time-consuming manual processes and no single help desk, IT administrators were constantly operating in a reactive mode and faced just 90 percent system availability.
IBM Business Partner Gulf Business Machines helped CDC implement an Integrated Service Management solution from IBM that increases IT efficiency while improving the effectiveness of business services.
90 percent reduction in average time for root cause analysis; estimated 50 percent reduction in time to support new lines of business; 98 percent improvement in service level agreement (SLA) levels.
"IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center gave us greater visibility into storage utilization, helping us optimize capacity planning and improve our storage ROI to save 30%"
—Syed Asif Shah, Chief Information Officer, Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited
Read the complete case study for more details on the solutions used for CDC to implement and Integrated Service Management solution.
More success stories of other customer implementations of IBM technologies can be found here.
Tier 1 analyst report places IBM in the ‘Leader’ quadrant in the evaluation of the storage resource management software market
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In the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software, Gartner positions IBM in the ‘Leader’ quadrant.
The report reflects the enhancements IBM has delivered in the recently announced Tivoli Storage Productivity Center version 4.2. The new version comes packed with enhancements that include superior management control, expanded storage device support, and automated end-to-end storage provisioning.
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center offers open, standards-based, scalable management capability for heterogeneous physical and virtual storage environments, enabling you to achieve the three tenets of effective storage management. Simplify storage deployment and management by reducing implementation time and operational complexities. Optimize storage performance and utilization to significantly improve uptime of mission-critical applications. Centralize end-to-end storage management of IBM, and non-IBM systems that comply with SMI-S standards.
Gartner’s 'Leader' rating of IBM’s TPC validates…
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center suite includes products to specifically manage Data, Disk and Replication. For more information on TPC, visit ibm.com. To download the 2010 Gartner report, click here.
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I recently saw an interesting cry for help on the Internet. A Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) customer had a situation where his company was creating millions of new files every day, and the process of scanning the file system to look for incremental files to back up was becoming a real issue.
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IBM Tivoli Storage Development is currently running a beta program for a new release of FlashCopy Manager.
We are looking for additional participants for this program which could be new or existing FlashCopy Manager users, as well as Data Protection for Exchange or Data Protection for SQL users as those products are incorporated into FlashCopy Manager. IBM is very interested in obtaining valuable customer and business partner input on this release prior to General Availability.
We want you to participate! Why not take advantage of this opportunity to help shape these products while at the same time helping to ensure that your environments are understood and your requirements are met? By participating you'll have the ear of development and will be able to participate in weekly discussions with development. This is a win-win for everyone.
If you are interested in participating in this beta program please contact Mary Anne Filosa (email@example.com).
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October 7, 2010
IBM today announced the upcoming availability of the IBM Storwize V7000, a groundbreaking new midrange storage system. This new solution brings enterprise-class functionality, scalability and management to the midmarket at an attractive price point. All of the storage built into the Storwize V7000 is virtualized, and it can also be extended to virtualize other storage systems in your environment, to leverage your investment in them while simplifying storage management and improving utilization. Cha-ching!
See the IBM Storwize V7000 announcement here
As customers begin to evaluate and deploy the Storwize V7000, they will naturally look at options for protecting the business critical data that they will be storing on it. The system has built-in FlashCopy® snapshot software, and is available with metro and global mirroring software for high availability and disaster recovery.
These replication solutions are priced aggressively, however they rely on expensive fibre-based networks to transfer data. These network connections can be quite expensive, especially for midsized businesses, and IBM has another, more cost-effective solution available for off-site disaster recovery.
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack will selectively replicate Windows and Linux application data from your IBM Storwize V7000 to another location, anywhere in the world, over IP-based (WAN, Internet, Intranet) networks. FastBack’s block-level incremental-forever data capture, with built-in data deduplication, is highly network bandwidth efficient. And since it performs its data acquisition in the background, as often as needed to support tight Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), there is no backup window to concern yourself with.
In addition to using FastBack for cost-effective, IP-based disaster recovery, you can leverage FastBack’s local, near-instant recovery capabilities to restore files, databases, or even entire volumes following almost any type data loss.
For more information of Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack, please visit:
To download a free 60-day trial version of TSM FastBack, register here.
Storwize is a trademark of Storwize Inc., an IBM company, and used under license by IBM.
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