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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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IBM storage: Turbo Compression – Increase Capacity AND performance without buying any disks.

Posted by Dave White on 03-Jul-2015 10:00:00

Topics: Storage Management, Flash, Storage Software, Data Management, News, backup, turbo compression


At the IBM Technical University in Prague, there were many fascinating presentations. Being a technical storage and data protection kind of guy with an aversion to jargon (leveraging synergies etc.), I tried to stay clear of the more ‘salesy’ ones. I did, with heavy heart, attend a lecture entitled “Spectrum Virtualize Infrastructures & Turbo Compression: technology, use cases, financial savings & client studies” by the excellent Pierre Sabloniere. It was a lecture on how to sell IBM storage, but the story he told was so compelling that the technology sells itself.

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Summer Sizzler 2015

Posted by Silverstring on 26-Jun-2015 17:00:00

Topics: Data Management, News, BBQ

This year’s Silverstring Summer Spectacular has a stellar line up and looks to be bigger and better then ever before.

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Are you still paying for backup and disaster recovery as two separate items?

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 19-Jun-2015 10:30:00

Topics: Storage Management, Cloud, Data Storage, Disaster Recovery, Storage Software, Data Management, backup

 The ‘march to the cloud’ continues across much of the business solutions our customers use, but most often people are swapping out like-for-like solutions.  This isn’t always the best way to take advantage of the new capabilities of the cloud.

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What data storage will be required for the Internet of Things?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 12-Jun-2015 14:41:00

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

 The 1,000-ft. Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is now the tallest structure in South America, built at a cost of $9 billion. Located 100 miles from the nearest city in the Amazon rainforest, it will give scientists unparalleled insights about climate change. The tower’s data will be readily available to scientists across the globe.

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Why the boiled frog myth is a bad metaphor for IBM partners

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 05-Jun-2015 09:30:00

Topics: Partners and Resellers, Disaster Recovery, Data Management, Clients, MSPs

If you plunge a frog into boiling water, it will immediately jump out. But if you place the frog into cool water and slowly heat it to boiling, the frog won’t notice and will slowly cook to death. So claims the myth. 


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Do You Generate Your Own Electricity? Then Why Manage Your Own IT?

Posted by Silverstring on 29-May-2015 08:36:00

Topics: Backups, Disaster Recovery, Data Management, MSPs

In a world leaning towards availability and accessibility, we thought it was time we looked at why a Managed Service option from Silverstring could be just the thing for you.


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7 Misconceptions about Software Defined Storage

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Topics: IBM Systems, SDS, Software Defined Storage

After a recent visit to Prague IBM Technical University, Tony Pitt - Support Engineer, provided us with an overview of one the presentations he found most interesting.   The top 7 misconceptions surrounding Software Defined Storage and the truth behind them. So with no further ado.

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IBM Systems Technical University – Prague 2015

Posted by Dave White on 11-May-2015 12:53:00

Topics: Events, IBM, Technical University

This post is by Dave White - Senior Storage Engineer

This year Silverstring sent 4 people to join around 550 IBMers/Business Partners and customers from around the world at the IBM Technical University, from the 20th to 24th of April, in the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. 

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