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Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Virtualize get all cloudy with ICOS

Posted by Dave White on 28-Oct-2016 16:40:37

Topics: Cloud, Predatar, Data Management

Dave White, a technical engineer at Silverstring, provides us with his learnings from his time at IBM Systems Technical University UK, this week. During a very busy schedule, he took some time out to write the following blog:


If the shoe fits, wear it

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

Topics: Cloud, Predatar, Data Management

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”.


What’s Object Storage got to do with Spectrum Protect (TSM)?

Posted by Alistair Mackenzie on 09-Oct-2015 14:29:38

Topics: Storage Software, Data Management, News, TSM, Spectrum Protect, object storage


Every year, for at least the last six years, our chief engineer has asked his team to look at object storage for enterprise backup architectures. The answer has always been the same – it’s too expensive for all but the very largest enterprises.


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. 


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?



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, 


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.


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?



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?



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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