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If the shoe fits, wear it

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 21-Oct-2016 16:39:59

Topics: Cloud, Data Management, Predatar

A CIO friend of mine was bemoaning a conversation he’d had with his CEO recently. The CEO told him disruption was coming and his IT department was insufficiently agile because it could not respond like “born in the cloud” companies. I said, “if the shoe fits, wear it”.


Spectrum Protect - Using new technology to extend the lifespan of your storage assets

Posted by Steve Miller on 14-Oct-2016 16:31:12

Topics: Cloud, Data Protection, Predatar, IBM Edge 2016

In Spectrum Protect v 7.1.3 a new type of storage pool called Container Pools was introduced.  These pools are specifically designed for data deduplication, which can be either deduplicated at source (client) or inline during the server ingest phase.


Cutting to the Edge

Posted by Joe Mayhew on 20-Sep-2016 19:02:53

Topics: Cloud, Data Protection, Predatar, IBM Edge 2016

As day two begins, I wanted to reflect on day one of my first IBM Edge event for Systems, here I reflect on some of the key messages that I am taking away or those that had the biggest impact on me.


Building a rapid route to managed services transformation with IBM Spectrum Protect and Predatar

Posted by Chloe Craughan on 16-Sep-2016 16:14:56

Topics: Cloud, Data Protection, Predatar, IBM Edge 2016

Read the IBM and Silverstring Case Study and discover how Silverstring looked to capture a share of the booming managed services market, by finding a way to deliver data protection and disaster recovery as a service.

To achieve its goal, Silverstring developed Predatar—a solution that transforms IBM® Spectrum Protect™ into an automated platform for delivering cost-effective data protection services in the cloud.


Silverstring at Edge

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 08-Sep-2016 16:03:00

Topics: Cloud, Data Protection, Predatar, cleversafe, cloud object storage, IBM Edge 2016

In just over two weeks IBM will welcome partners and customers to their showcase IT infrastructure forum in Las Vegas for Edge 2016.


Silverstring take on Cloud Object Storage

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 21-Aug-2016 19:38:07

Topics: Cloud, Data Protection, cleversafe, cloud object storage

At a roundtable event earlier this summer, a group of IBM business partners, including Silverstring's CEO gathered to discuss the key trends and challenges facing their industries and their customers.


One of the key disruptors in all industries is data growing exponentially at an accelerated pace. Questions of how you store and access data and move and share information are also becoming critical in the world of globalization. 


Logistics provider replaces obsolete solution with Predatar

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 01-Aug-2016 12:44:40

Topics: Data Protection, Predatar

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics and supply chain provider with over 200 sites and a fleet of 3,600 vehicles operating across the UK and Ireland. 

Headquartered in Chippenham, Wincanton’s services cover the full spectrum of supply chain activities and are tailored to fit the individual needs of each of their clients, with technology being a key differentiator in the value proposition


Instant data protection compliance for IBM Spectrum Protect - Predatar version 9.2

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 15-Jul-2016 10:57:13

Topics: Data Protection, MSPs, Spectrum Protect, Predatar, Formula One, Compliance, Service Provider

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, courtesy of Red Bull Racing. I got a chance to see up close how the Red Bull team go about their business. On race day they managed to split the two Mercedes drivers with Max Verstappen getting 2nd place ahead of the penalised Nico Rosberg.


Don’t fight the agile digital disruption, capitalise on it!

Posted by Joe Mayhew on 01-Jul-2016 16:00:00

Topics: Data Protection, Predatar, digital disruption

Well, you could fight it, but it would be a waste of time and wouldn’t get you brownie points when asked to deliver greater value with lower costs.


New release helps IBM unlock the cloud for next generation data protection

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 20-Jun-2016 12:28:17

Topics: Cloud, IBM, Predatar

The latest release of Spectrum Protect positions IBM & Silverstring as leaders in complete data backup, archiving and IT resiliency. When combined with other technologies in the stable such as Cleversafe Object storage, Cloud and the Predatar platform for data protection, the options for managing the data of enterprise accounts now match the modern challenges they face. When considered as a complete data protection solution, there are no other vendors that can deliver the business benefits of the Silverstring / IBM value proposition.