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Next Gen VM Backup – IBM shows its hand

Posted by Steve Miller on 23-Aug-2017 13:55:02

Topics: VMware, Spectrum Protect, virtual machine backup, Spectrum Protect Plus, Hyper-V, Snapshot

IBM have been dropping hints for some time now that they have a new product, specifically aimed at recapturing some of that virtual machine backup market. Sure, with Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments, IBM have a compelling product with state of the art support for virtualised environments, particularly those using vSphere.

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Spectrum Protect 8.1 gets VMware tagging

Posted by Steve Miller on 23-Dec-2016 14:40:06

Topics: VMware, Spectrum Protect, tagging, 8.1

Server virtualisation has disrupted the traditional models of data protection by allowing new vendors to challenge the traditional dominance of IBM, EMC and Veritas. The role of data backup and recovery is increasingly been performed directly by the VMware administrator, using point solutions which have been designed around them, for ease of use and performance.

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Does cloud object storage perform for backup and disaster recovery?

Posted by Steve Miller on 02-Dec-2016 16:00:00

Topics: Disaster Recovery, backup, DRaaS, BaaS, cloud object storage

You may remember my recent piece discussing how you can use IBM Spectrum Protect’s new Stgpool Conversion tool to extract longer life out of your legacy storage. If you don’t remember it, then I recommend you go here to see what the fuss is about.


Following on from this, I retired to the laboratory, rearranged the test tubes, and set to thinking about what new features of Spectrum Protect I should delve into next.


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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.

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