Storage Area Network connections for LAN-free backup and recovery
IBM® Spectrum Protect™ for SAN (formerly IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Storage Area Networks) works with client computers and IBM Spectrum Protect backup servers to make data transfers over a Storage Area Network (SAN). It helps SAN-connected backup clients and IBM Spectrum Protect backup servers optimize their direct network connections to storage.
IBM Spectrum Protect for SAN:
- Reduces CPU utilization during backups—which improves efficiency for both user systems and backup servers.
- Provides LAN-free backup/restore—which removes data transfer from the LAN. This enables high-performance backup/restore and minimizes network traffic, improving application performance and transaction response times on the Tivoli Storage Manager server.
- Supports a SAN-connected tape library—multiple servers can share a tape library and tape drives on a SAN.