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Cleversafe Object Storage – It IS big and it IS clever...and Safe.

Posted by Dave White on 04-Mar-2016 17:31:56

Topics: TSM, object storage, Predatar, cleversafe

In recent years the growth in unstructured data has brought about the creation of a new type of storage – Object Storage – which is much better suited to unstructured data than traditional block storage and filesystems.   Its different to block storage in a number of ways which will take too long to explain here.  If you’ve seen a picture of a cat on Facebook or listened to a tune on Spotify you’ve retrieved an object from object storage.


From turbo compression to cracking the dedupe code: Blogs you have loved

Posted by Silverstring on 12-Feb-2016 17:22:09

Topics: Data Deduplication, turbo compression, TSM, Predatar

At Silverstring we have some avid blog writers, from storage story teller Anton James, to our very own CEO Alistair Mackenzie.  So, we thought when better to recap our most loved blogs than Valentine’s Day. We didn’t like the idea of our blogs sitting there lonely, getting little attention on such a romantic “holiday”, after all everyone deserves a little special attention now and again.  


Cloudy Assumptions Around Data Protection

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 16-Oct-2015 15:21:07

Topics: Cloud, Data Protection, hybrid cloud, TSM, Spectrum Protect


How do you backup your cloud application data? 

It’s a simple question, but one that a lot of CIOs and IT Directors seem to be blind-sided by.  There’s a simple brush-off: ‘our cloud provider looks after that’. 

Do they?  Are you sure? What SLAs do you have around recovery for your cloud service?  



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?



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