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.
Business cases for investment in Disaster Recovery are notoriously hard to justify. It's all about risk mitigation, so anything you can do to reduce upfront investment costs and long-term contractual commitments is obviously going to be appealing to the board of a company. Cloud DR solutions support this and more. They provide low cost of entry, they are subscription based, and you can expand or contract the solution as required.
Chris Coulson has recently joined the Silverstring team as Pre – Sales Manager. Joining us with a prestigious pedigree in Disaster Recovery, his career spans over fifteen years as an established data & Cloud services professional. Most recently Chris developed an award-winning Disaster Recovery as a Service proposition at UK business continuity leader, Phoenix – now part of the £500m Daisy Group. With sales, pre-sales and business manager experience he is a welcome addition to the team, and as such has written a blog with his thoughts on our industry leading Disaster Recovery solution. Read on for an unbiased insight into DRaaS powered by Predatar:
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,
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