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13 Nov 2007:
Today, IBM is introducing Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) version 5.5, which offers a host of new features and functionality that are designed to introduce key improvements in data security, performance, functionality, and ease of use. TSM plays an integral role in helping customers optimize storage assets, protect the integrity of their data and comply with data retention requirements. TSM provides centralized, policy-based management capable of handling virtually any type of data on practically any form of storage. Its progressive incremental methodology, subfile backup capabilities and tight integration with storage hardware devices such as IBM N series and NetApp Advanced Single Instance Store (A-SIS) can greatly reduce data redundancy, network bandwidth and storage resource consumption.
"Business of all sizes need data protection solutions that will not only manage their information growth, but that can also provide solid business continuity, protection against system disruptions, data security and quick recovery of critical data in the event of an outage," said Craig Smelser, Vice President, IBM Tivoli Storage and Security Development. "TSM version 5.5 should help our customers to address the availability, reliability and performance of business-critical applications and hardware, and should help them optimize their storage requirements and meet ongoing needs for data security."
New TSM version 5.5 product features and enhancements introduced today include:
According to a recent IDC report , in Q207 IBM achieved double digit year-over-year revenue growth in the storage software, growing fastest and gaining the most revenue share of the top three vendors. This marks the tenth consecutive quarter that IBM Storage Software had equal-or-above-market average revenue growth.
As part of the IBM Service Management and Information Risk Management initiatives, Tivoli Storage Manager continues to play an integral role in helping customers optimize storage assets, protect the integrity and resiliency of their data and comply with data retention requirements. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5 will be available on November 16, 2007 through IBM and IBM Business Partners. For information about IBM and its storage solutions, please visit http://www.ibm.com/storage.
Information Management, Lotus, Tivoli, Rational, WebSphere, Open standards, open source
Storage software, tape and disk innovations
1 Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, Q2 2007