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Silverstring 5 a side

Posted by Silverstring on 02-Oct-2015 16:05:29

Topics: Storage Software, Data Management, News, TSM

Silverstring emerged a triumphant runner up at the second annual Whiteoaks (our PR Company’s) 5 a side tournament held at Wembley on the 25th September. 

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Another Brick in the Wall – IBM strengthens its data protection portfolio with new virtualisation features

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 25-Sep-2015 09:06:15

Topics: Data Protection, Storage Software, Data Management, News, TSM

In our previous blog about Spectrum Protect (TSM) 7.1.3, we touched upon the enhancements for backup and restore of VMware environments, but focussed on the deduplication enhancements in the new release. It was a flip of a coin that decided which feature we wanted to focus on first, so we wanted to quickly cover the VMware angle. Why?


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Introducing Joe Mayhew- Head of Cloud Services

Posted by Joe Mayhew on 11-Sep-2015 03:30:00

Topics: Cloud, Storage Software, Data Management, News, backup, hybrid cloud, DRaaS, BaaS

Introducing Joe Mayhew, who has recently joined Silverstring as Head of Cloud Services.  Joe joins Silverstring with 18 year's experience in the IT industry and wealth of experience to bring to the team as we partake on our cloud journey, 

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The state of the data protection market – bringing it all together

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 04-Sep-2015 15:09:14

Topics: Flash, Data Deduplication, Data Storage, Storage Software, turbo compression, flash storage

In our last few blog posts we’ve covered a number of different, key subjects that really outline the interesting state of the current market.  It’s said that the only consistent thing about the IT marketplace is that it is always changing.  For the first time in a few years, in our specialist sector, this is currently more true than ever before.

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Has IBM cracked the dedupe code with TSM 7.1.3?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 28-Aug-2015 15:30:00

Topics: Data Deduplication, Data Storage, Storage Software, Data Management, dedupe

On August 26th IBM announced v7.1.3 of Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM). The announcement included improvements to the user interface to please VMware administrators and a new device class to leverage public cloud storage.

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Five questions to ask your line of business execs about flash and why you should ask them

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 21-Aug-2015 16:19:00

Topics: Flash, Data Storage, Storage Software, Data Management, business, flash storage

Recently I outlined five key questions that line of business execs should be asking IT staff about Flash storage and why they should be asking those questions.  Now it’s the turn of the IT staff to ask the questions.  Unfortunately many line of business people just see IT as a money pit and they don’t understand the business you deliver.  Silverstring are here to help you get into their good books this year and help you to get your hands on the hot techology that can make your users happy (OK, happier) too.  What’s not to like?


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Delivering data protection as a service? How to raise your game

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 14-Aug-2015 16:28:00

Topics: Storage Management, Data Storage, Storage Software, Data Management

 You’ve spent a bit of time and a lot of money creating your new Data Protection service. The marketing brochures are done, the sales team are trained and the support team is in place. You’re ready to tell all your customers about this great new way to buy backup and disaster recovery. What could go wrong?


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Five questions you need to ask your IT Department about flash and why you should ask them.

Posted by Silverstring on 07-Aug-2015 15:36:31

Topics: Cloud, Flash, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, DRaaS, BaaS

It’s been hard to miss the almighty shouting across the industry about flash and SSD storage over the past 18 months. We’ve seen it starting to proliferate in some of our early adopting customers.  Obviously, it promises speed, but that’s what the IT industry has promised us all since about forever, but what are the questions you should really be asking your IT department, to understand whether you should be introducing flash storage into your estate, or not?

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Improving data protection with hybrid cloud

Posted by Silverstring on 24-Jul-2015 13:00:00

Topics: Cloud, Flash, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, hybrid cloud, DRaaS, BaaS

From software and applications, to storage, the cloud continues to dominate the IT agenda. However, with many business-specific factors to consider, hybrid cloud adoption should not be viewed as one of the first steps in a wholesale move to the cloud. Instead, the aim should be to get the best of two or more different elements by bringing them together and creating a faster and more agile solution.


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Hybrid cloud solutions- What you need to know

Posted by Seb Barfield on 17-Jul-2015 17:00:00

Topics: Storage Management, Cloud, Flash, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, Data Management, News, backup, hybrid cloud, DRaaS, BaaS, backup as a services

At Silverstring we take IBM storage software into the global cloud. Utilising the cloud in conjunction with your current TSM setup can provide benefits in disaster recovery scenarios, when archiving data and when being used for applications.


The cloud can be used for multiple products across the spectrum range including Spectrum Protect, Spectrum Virtualise, Spectrum Accelerate, Spectrum Scale and Spectrum Control. This article concentrates on uses of Spectrum Protect in a Hybrid Cloud solution

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