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IBM storage software helps organisations manage growing volumes of primary and backup data more effectively, with less complexity. Meet your application availability and performance requirements at a significantly lower total cost.

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Cloud and Software Defined Storage – Improve visibility, control and automation for virtual, physical and cloud storage environments.

Backup and recovery – Get simplified and efficient data protection for virtual and physical environment, clouds, core applications and remote facilities.

Take advantage of solutions built on decades of storage industry leadership to usher in a new era of intelligent, cost-efficient storage.

Featured Storage Software Resources

ITG Management Report: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions

Edison Group: Streamline Data Protection with IBM TSM Operations Center

Simplify and consolidate data protection for better business results with TSM Operations Center

Tivoli storage manager Operation Center- A first look

Featured Products

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Analyst Reports

ITG Management Report: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions

Learn how total cost of ownership for use of VSC averaged 72 percent less than for EMC solutions.



Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to VMware Tools for Storage Virtualization

Learn how total cost of ownership for use of VSC aver0aged 35 percent less than for VMware storage management solutions.



ESG Lab Validation Detailed Report: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (PDF, 1.82MB)

Industry analyst, Jane Clabby, reviews IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, calling them 'the most comprehensive storage management products available on the market today'.



Clabby Analytics Analyst Report: Getting Storage Under Control (PDF, 616KB)

Industry analyst, Jane Clabby, reviews IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, calling them 'the most comprehensive storage management products available on the market today'.



Enterprise Strategy Group: "Cloud Agile" Solutions from IBM Smarter Storage (PDF, 749KB)

White paper by leading industry analyst, ESG, describes IBM's Smarter Storage approach for optimizing storage services for cloud applications.



Evaluator Group: Evolving SRM to Meet Enterprise IT's Long-term Challenges (PDF, 534KB)

Analyst white paper by John Webster, Evaluator Group, explains how IBM SRM software, TPC & VSC, help manage growth, simplify operations, manage application performance and reduce costs.



ESG Lab Validation Summary Report: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (PDF, 1.82MB)

ESG Lab Validation Report summary focuses on IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deduplication efficiency, remote site recovery and scalability.



ESG Lab Validation Report: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments

Webinar video by leading industry analyst, ESG, describes tests performed on TSM for Virtual Environments to assess data protection for VMware and HyperV environments.



Why IBM's Storage Hypervisor is an Excellent Idea

This analyst paper explains how the IBM storage hypervisor takes cost and risk out of IT operations and the two key aspects that make it a compelling solution.



Evaluator Group: Pay-as-you-Grow Data Protection for Small to Medium Businesses



Edison Group: Streamline Data Protection with IBM TSM Operations Center


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Case Studies

TZM provides enterprise-class backup and recovery for all (PDF, 630KB)

Describes how TZM Informatique, a French telecommunications company uses TSM to deliver enterprise-class cloud backup services.



Endlessplace lanuches a seamless cloud backup service (PDF, 633KB)

Read how endlessplace has partnered with IBM and Front-safe to create a cost-effective, enterprise-class backup solution for Small and Medium Enterprises in the United Kingdom.



Front-Safe Reduces backup storage footprint by 30 percent with IBM TSM (PDF, 589KB)

Case Study describes how a cloud backup service provider in Europe, Front-safe A/S, reduced backup storage footprint by 30 percent with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deduplication.


Data Sheets

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) Suite (PDF, 925KB)

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center delivers Storage Resource Management to help you manage performance, availability and capacity utilization of your multivendor storage environment.



TZM provides enterprise-class backup and recovery for all (PDF, 630KB)

Describes how TZM Informatique, a French telecommunications company uses TSM to deliver enterprise-class cloud backup services.



SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (PDF, 525KB)

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center data sheet describes how IBM enables easy migration to agile, cloud-based environments, enabling organizations to optimize provisioning, capacity, availability, reporting and management for virtualized storage.



IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery (PDF, 1.54MB)

Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery Data Sheet describes the advantages of 'all-in' capacity based licensing for TSM and several of its most popular backup agents.



Tivoli Storage Manager for virtual environments

This data sheet discusses how IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments provides an effective solution for backing up and restoring data for a dozen or more virtual machines that may reside on an enterprise server.


Solution Brief

ITG Executive Brief: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions (PDF, 789KB)

Read a summary of how total cost of ownership for use of VSC averaged 35 percent less than for VMware storage management solutions.



The new era of hybrid cloud data protection

Hybrid cloud data protection solutions can reduce complexity without sacrificing performance. Learn how in this 2-page IBM Solution Brief.



Manage oil & gas data with a clear and focused storage strategy (PDF, 553KB)

Industry Solution Brief describes data storage issues in the Oil & Gas industry, including data growth and analytics. IBM Tivoli storage management software solutions are described.



Maximize the availability of health data while minimizing storage costs (PDF, 851KB)

Industry Solution Brief describes data storage issues in the Healthcare industry, including data growth and regulatory compliance. IBM Tivoli storage management software solutions are described.



Modern data backup and recovery for water, gas and electric utilities (PDF, 1.11MB)

Industry Solution Brief describes data storage issues in the Water, Gas and Electric Utility industry, including rapid data growth. IBM Tivoli storage software solutions are described.



Meeting the new data needs of today's changing financial institutions (PDF, 1.17MB)

Industry Solution Brief describes data storage issues in the Banking industry, including data growth and security. IBM Tivoli storage software solutions are described.



IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center: Virtual Storage Made Simple

The IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center solution enables IT storage managers to easily migrate to an agile, cloud-based storage environment - and then manage it effectively. This solution removes the physicality of storage and the complexity of managing multivendor infrastructures.



Simplify and consolidate data protection for better business results with TSM Operations Center (PDF, 0.99MB)


Tools

Demo: IBM Storage Solutions - IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

The IBM Storage hypervisor solution enables IT storage managers to easily migrate to a cloud-based storage environment. This powerful solution removes the complexity of managing multivendor physical storage infrastructures.



How IBM Tivoli Storage Solutions Save IBM Money

IBM CIO, Jeanette Horan, describes how IBM used SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center in its Boulder data center to reduce storage costs 50%, saving $13 million over 3 years.



Demo: Achieve Storage Efficiency with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Centre

Learn how to achieve storage efficiency with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center



Tivoli Storage Selector

Use this interactive tool to learn how the Tivoli Storage Software family can help you solve your specific data management problems


Video

Pre-defined Reports (YouTube, 00:08:01)

Version 5.2 technical demo video with IBM GUI Architect, Ben Randall.



Ad-hoc Reporting (YouTube, 00:08:30)

Version 5.2 technical demo video with IBM GUI Architect, Ben Randall.



Storage Infrastructure Performance Troubleshooting (YouTube, 00:10:31)

Version 5.2 technical demo video with IBM GUI Architect, Ben Randall.



Storage Management Made Simple (YouTube, 00:07:13)

Version 5.2 overview demo video with IBM GUI Architect, Ben Randall.



TSM Operations Center: The Most Exciting News at Pulse 2013 (YouTube, 00:01:11)

Royse Wells, Chief Storage Architect for International Paper, talks about his first impression of Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center, previewed at Pulse 2013.



IBM's storage transformation featuring SmartCloud Virtual Center (YouTube, 00:15:45)

IBM used SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center in its Boulder data center to reduce storage costs 50%, saving $13 million over 3 years.



IBM Global Technology Services Uses TPC to Manage Clients' Storage Environments (YouTube, 00:12:10)

IBM uses Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in its Service Provider environment to manage capacity, performance and availability. See how TPC helps IBM deliver outstanding customer service at competitive prices.



MicroStrategies Inc. manages storage with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center

Chris Aveta, Infrastructure Services Manager at MicroStrategies Inc., describes how he uses Tivoli Storage Productivity Center to manage storage more cost effectively.



IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (YouTube, 00:03:19)

Watch how IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center provides industry-leading storage resource management to deliver comprehensive visibility, control and automation for managing heterogeneous storage infrastructures through a centralized, web-based management console.



Video: A Cloud Based Storage Management Platform For Companies of Any Size (YouTube, 00:02:45)

delivering through the partners to reduce complexities of enterprise level back up facilities



Video: Hertz Finds an Enterprise Wide Storage Management Solution with TSM (YouTube, 00:02:24)

Video features Richard Whybrow from Hertz Australia discussing how IBM storage solutions have helped his company manage massive, enterprise-wide data growth



Introducing TSM operations center (YouTube, 00:14:44)

Drive the new, cool, TSM 3D graphical interface



Tivoli storage manager Operation Center- A first look (YouTube, 00:04:26)


Webcasts

Webcast: IBM Storage Solutions - IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

Webcast introduces IBM's flagship storage virtualization and management solution, SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center. Learn how this solution can help you transition traditional storage into a virtual cloud-ready environment.



Unified Management for your virtualized storage infrastructures

IT managers are broadly exploiting virtual server infrastructures -- hypervisors -- to improve efficiency, provide for transparent mobility, and give common manageability and capabilities regardless of type of server hardware being used. These same robust benefits are now available for virtual storage infrastructures with the IBM storage hypervisor (System Storage SAN Volume Controller and its management console the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center)


White Papers

Storage optimization: Improve utilization and boost performance (PDF, 644KB)

White paper describes the Storage Optimizer feature of IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, which provides a simplified way to analyze and optimize storage resources across multiple storage systems.



Consolidate Your Backup Systems to Save Money and Reduce Risks (PDF, 2.85MB)

Consolidate your backup systems to save money and reduce risks.



Ten ways to save money with Tivoli Storage Manager (PDF, 1MB)

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager helps organizations save money while addressing data storage challenges by providing data reduction, unified recovery management, capacity-based licensing, scalability, data life-cycle management, and high reliability.



The Business Value of Improved Backup & Recovery (PDF, 1.40MB)

White paper examines common storage management and backup issues, and demonstrates the value of a modern data protection solution from IBM.



Advanced reporting capabilities for smarter storage management (PDF, 1MB)

IBM Thought Leadership white paper describes how IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center helps users gain better insights and reduce complexity by integrating Cognos BI.



Ten Ways To Save Money with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager solutions can help organizations save money while addressing their data storage challenges by providing data reduction, unified recovery management, capacity-based licensing, scalability, high performance, data life-cycle management, and high reliability.



Using IBM data reduction solutions to manage more data with less infrastructure

This paper addresses the challenge of surviving and even thriving in this environment and describes various options available from IBM to deal with the challenges of data growth by effectively reducing the amount of data that must be managed.



Master the management Challenges of Your Virtualized Environment with IBM Service Management Solutions

This paper outlines common challenges that lead companies to invest in virtualization management, and then describes the tools IBM offers that address each of these challenges.



Cloud-based data protection services for managed service providers

Cloud-based data protection can take a number of forms, and IBM is making it easier for managed service providers to choose among possible scenarios by bundling and repricing its proven family of IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager solutions. This whitepaper explores three cloud-based data protection scenarios in more detail.



Unified Recovery Management

This paper explores the complexities and challenges of today's typical data protection and recovery environment, as well as the risks and costs that are increasingly associated with attempting to deal with these complexities and challenges.



Leverage the IBM Tivoli advantages in Storage Management

This white paper describes how IBM solutions help organizations not only manage the enormous volume of data, but also optimize performance and reduce expenditures.



Gain visibility, control and automation in your storage environment

In a world that has become flooded with information, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is designed to equip IT organizations with critical capabilities for visibility, control and automation in the storage environment.



Managing Virtualized Storage Environments with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center

This document provides a summary of how IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center supports the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller. This information is intended to describe the management capabilities of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in a virtualized storage configuration.



Storage optimization: Improve utilization and boost performance

The Storage Optimizer feature of the IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center provides a simplified way to analyze and optimize storage resources, improving storage utilization, boosting performance and saving on operational and expansion costs.



The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"

This white paper discusses the relevance and value of a Storage Hypervisor, and focuses on what users need to get started building and implementing a storage hypervisor vision. It summarizes market dynamics which are driving to more organizations implementing a Storage Hypervisor strategy.


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