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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, 


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


IBM storage: Turbo Compression – Increase Capacity AND performance without buying any disks.

Posted by Dave White on 03-Jul-2015 10:00:00

Topics: Storage Management, Flash, Storage Software, Data Management, News, backup, turbo compression


At the IBM Technical University in Prague, there were many fascinating presentations. Being a technical storage and data protection kind of guy with an aversion to jargon (leveraging synergies etc.), I tried to stay clear of the more ‘salesy’ ones. I did, with heavy heart, attend a lecture entitled “Spectrum Virtualize Infrastructures & Turbo Compression: technology, use cases, financial savings & client studies” by the excellent Pierre Sabloniere. It was a lecture on how to sell IBM storage, but the story he told was so compelling that the technology sells itself.


Summer Sizzler 2015

Posted by Silverstring on 26-Jun-2015 17:00:00

Topics: Data Management, News, BBQ

This year’s Silverstring Summer Spectacular has a stellar line up and looks to be bigger and better then ever before.


50 Shades Of Storage - Part Two

Posted by Silverstring on 20-Apr-2015 09:30:00

Topics: News

This post is by Anton James - Silverstring System Engineer by day, Storage Storyteller by night. You can read the first part in this series here.

At 10am on Friday, I was awoken by a call from my boss. Something had broken again and this time, it had broken hard. “Multiple system failures! Please help!”

I dragged myself into work, deprived of sleep and wanting to scream. The servers I had just spent hours repairing were now clinging to life. Again. I interrogated my infrastructure looking for another culprit. Nothing.


50 Shades Of Storage

Posted by Silverstring on 20-Mar-2015 09:37:00

Topics: News

This post is by Anton James - Silverstring System Engineer by day, Storage Storyteller by night.

"It was no good. No matter how many times I tapped it, there was no magic left this time"

48 hours earlier

It was a cold Thursday evening in December. I was just settling down for the night, ready to enjoy my much overdue sleep. Little did I know that what had already felt like a long week was about to be made worse. A lot worse.


From Node Replication To IBM Spectrum Storage, Our Top Five Posts In 2015 So Far

Posted by Silverstring on 06-Mar-2015 11:56:00

Topics: Uncategorised, News

At Predatar, we're big fans of not just storing and protecting data, but analysing it. The more an organisation can analyse the data they're processing, the more they can take from it and therefore the more it can impact on their business.

When it comes to our Predatar blog, we like to investigate our visitor activity regularly, looking at everything from which posts are seeing the longest visit durations through to which are seeing the most activity on social media.


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