Are you using outdated backup software that needs an upgrade to a modernized data protection solution to save costs?
Just as your growing data initiates the need for more storage infrastructure, the use of outdated backup software also leads to higher storage infrastructure requirements and thus higher costs. Do you know that migrating your storage software to modern backup software would lead to significant cost savings? The Butterfly Backup Analysis Engine analysis tool proves that IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) helps organizations saves up to 38% more in costs. *1
Most legacy backup software apply periodic, full-backup technology, which consumes more system resources, resulting in additional storage cost and a larger backup window. IBM TSM applies progressive incremental backups, which takes an initial full backup and all subsequent backups are incremental - that is, only changes to data are backed up; resulting in highly optimized use of your storage infrastructure, reducing storage requirements and reducing costs considerably.
Looking at the Total Cost Ownership (TCO) of your storage is another element to consider rather than measuring initial license costs. While some backup software vendors offer discounted rates initially, the total cost of operations can be quite high, when the storage resources and capacity to scale are considered. An analyst firm, ESG performed a Lab validation study*2 finding that the two technologies in TSM (deduplication and progressive incremental backups) working in concert were able to achieve 90% data reduction after just six incremental backups and 95% reduction after ten backups. Some of the great benefits of TSM is its data source (client), target (server) side data deduplication and the leverage of Parser technologies with ProtecTIER; which provides a greater data deduplication ratio. Don’t just take our word for it, IDC, an analyst firm has said, "We believe that TSM 7.1 will resonate with new customers looking for highly scalable data protection, recovery, and management in highly virtualized environments." IDC "IBM Enhances Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 with Key New Features" Doc # 244620 Nov 2013
This is not all. Today’s data storage requirements are taking new turns. Backup environments also need to adapt to new workloads, such as cloud, big data analytics, social business and mobile. Often, that means requirements of higher availability, more frequent backups and faster restores. Backups also need to optimize data protection for new platforms, such as virtual machines. Virtual workloads can be very inefficient and cumbersome to protect using old backup software.
IBM TSM offers simple, scalable and efficient data protection for physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Check out three of our top assets; 1) TSM datasheet here 2) A Whitepaper on how TSM can also save you money - “Ten ways to save money with IBM data protection” here? 3) And learn how to protect data in VM-ware based environments with IBM Tivoli solutions here. Learn more here.
1. Average of individual customer Analysis Engine Reports from Butterfly Software, May 2013, n=450. The savings include cumulative 36-month hardware, hardware maintenance and electrical power savings. Excludes one-time TSM migration cost.
2. Validated in a TSM Lab Validation Report by Enterprise Strategy Group, Tony Palmer, February, 2013