IBM is looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in an Early Access Program (EAP)/Beta Program for an upcoming release of FlashCopy Manager, Data Protection for SQL, and Data Protection for Exchange. If you would like to nominate your organization to participate in this EAP/Beta, please send an email to:
Mary Anne Filosa (email@example.com)
and be sure to include your organization's name. Once your email is received you will be sent instructions on signing off on the EAP/Beta legal form online and when that signoff has been completed, you will be sent a link to the program's nomination site. We encourage you to respond quickly if you are interested as the program begins in mid December.
Did you see that we announced a new version of Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager!
Here are the highlights of IBM® Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy® Manager V3.1:
Advanced data protection and recovery features for VMware vSphere environments
Enhanced data protection capabilities for Microsoft® Windows®, including support for New Technology File Systems (NTFS) and custom applications, and enhanced user interfaces for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server
Support for IBM DB2® and Oracle databases (with or without SAP environments) on IBM AIX®, Solaris SPARC, Linux® x64, and HP-UX IA64 platforms
Support for custom business-critical applications on IBM AIX, Solaris SPARC, Linux x64, HP-UX IA64, and Microsoft Windows platforms
Transparent integration with IBM storage systems such as IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller space efficient FlashCopy target volumes, IBM Storwize® V7000, IBM XIV® Storage System, and IBM System Storage DS8000™
Can leverage the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) framework for integration with non-IBM hardware subsystems
Database cloning support for UNIX® and Linux clients
It will be generally available on October 21, 2011.
New Video: ManTech International provides the United States Department of State reduce their backup and recovery time using Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack
Peter Stark Executive director ofManTechInternational which is under contract to the United States Department of State to provide global IT modernization, of all State Department information systems around the world. The department operates two physically separate networks around the world for classified and unclassified data with up to 3,000 servers spread throughout the world. By using the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBackSolution they are able to get eight snapshots a day from the Exchange server each of which is only taking two or three minutes to run and can recover objects in 5 or 10 minutes whereas previously it was not feasible with a 46 hour backup and recovery time.
New Video: Tivoli Storage Manager runs a smarter Data Center Ohio Health has eight member hospitals, nine affiliate hospitals and numerous out-patient facilities throughout Ohio. Their systems run on pSeries hardware for many of the clinical systems with an AIX operating system. They have, between two primary and secondary sites, where they run systems at either site. Backups are critical in their clinical environment because it affects patient care. They use Tivoli Storage Manager for their backup environment. Tivoli Storage Manager writes directly to the primary site and it gets replicated to the second data center. Using a disk-based backup method, they have shaved seven hours off admin processing time because they don't have to write off-site copies.
Watch the video and hear why Ohio Health loves using Tivoli Storage Manager
Pulse 2011 Call for Speakers Opens Wednesday, September 22!
Boy oh boy, time sure flies when you're having fun. It seems like I was just at Pulse 2010 in Las Vegas, being a roving reporter, capturing customer, business partner and Subject Matter Expert Videos. It's actually been about nine months and once again it's time to ramp up for Pulse 2011.
Pulse will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas February 27 through March 2, 2011. Just like Pulse 2010, we're looking for client speakers to share their success stories and speak in the different track sessions. Do you have a storage success story? What are you doing to make your organization smarter when it comes to storing and backing up your data? How do you gain visibility across your infrastructure, including your storage environment? Are you in control of your data, no matter where it resides? How have you leveraged automation technologies to manage the explosion of data, and the need for instant accessibility? We want to hear from you! What software, hardware and services are you utilizing to deliver better services within your organization, to your internal and external customers? Come share your story of how you're using IBM Storage as a part of your organization's Integrated Service Management implementation.
At Pulse 2010, there were over 300 client speakers and if you weren't a speaker then, you should definitely submit your proposal for Pulse 2011. Check out the benefits of being a client speaker!
Client Speaker Benefits: Pulse 2011 client speakers will receive complimentary registration to the conference and the first 50 to submit a proposal will receive a FREE hotel accommodations upgrade* to a Celebrity Spa Suite at the MGM Grand if the proposal is accepted! *The speaker pays for the basic room and will be awarded the upgrade if they submit one of the first 50 papers to be accepted.
Client Speaker Benefits include:
One full conference pass ($1995 value)
Use of our exclusive Client Speaker VIP Lounge
Networking opportunities with over 6000 industry experts, press, and analysts
Eligibility for the Maximo Best Practices Award (EAM papers only).
Read Jennifer Dennis' blog Pulse 2011 Call for Speakers - Opens 9/22 @ibm.com/pulse! for details on submitting your proposal. Don't delay, get prepared to submit your proposal right away, those 50 upgrades will be going fast!!! Here are some customer speaker interviews I did during Pulse 2010, hopefully this will give you an idea of what you can submit for your proposal.
VINCI PLC, based in Watford, UK, is the largest British arm of
VINCI, the world’s leading concession and construction group. The
company operates in the sectors of building, civil engineering, air,
facilities and technology. VINCI PLC has in the region up to 4,000
employees and its annual turnover exceeds £1 billion. Business need: To consolidate several
acquisitions and implement a new ERP system, VINCI PLC needed to extend
its storage infrastructure and sought a reliable, flexible,
easy-to-manage platform for handling rapid growth.
Siemens AG Austriaemploys about 7,700 staff. Its business activities focus on the three sectors of industry, energy and healthcare as well as on IT solutions and services. Business need: Siemens needed a secure solution that would enable them to record all the data collected in the control center without any gaps, archive it for a period of five years and to store it for possible later analysis. Solution: Siemens worked with IBM to create an optimized system performance solution utilizing a parallel data backup system. Benefits: IBM Tivoli Storage Management (TSM) supports the parallel backup of databases and thereby enables significant savings in time. The parallel backup of the databases avoids the in-completion of backups due to the unavailability of individual components. The system solution offers a high level of quality with optimal performance and is characterized by a high degree of reliability and availability. Read the complete case study for more information on how Siemens AG Austria optimized system performance through parallel data backup. More success stories of other customer implementations of IBM technologies can be foundhere.