In my last blog, I offered a view of the traditional backup and recovery market from a customers’ perspective, why tape is still a major part of the recovery solution and how the reliance on traditional 3rd party disaster recovery (DR) providers is diminishing.
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.
In this post we explore 3 areas in which a backup managed service, or backup as a service (BaaS), is very different from old style break fix support.
The 3 areas in which they differ are:
- Scope of work of the service
- Measurement of service performance
- Billing for the service
Let’s look at each one in turn.
Discover the three reasons why Silverstring chose to work with SoftLayer when looking to expand their global reach by watching this video.
If all you want for Christmas this year is a new or upgraded backup service here are a few ideas for your shopping list. If you have no plans to use public cloud services please keep reading.
Before you go shopping, stop.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.