Simplify data protection for virtual and cloud environments

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments protects VMware® vSphere virtual machines by offloading backup workloads to a centralized IBM Tivoli Storage Manager server for safe keeping. Administrators can create backup policies or restore virtual machines with just a few clicks. It enables your organization to protect data without the need for a traditional backup window. It allows you to safeguard the massive amounts of information that virtual machines generate without impacting the physical resources of the VMware server.

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments:

Simplifies the management of the backup and restore processes for virtual machines

Enables cloud backups

Reduces costs with deduplication and incremental “forever” backup

Enables faster, more frequent protection for virtual machines

Eliminates overhead with centralized vStorage backup

Flexible recovery options from image-level backups

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Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments works with Tivoli Storage Manager to enable optimized backup and recovery for data hosted on Virtual Machines and the underlying physical server infrastructure.

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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments v7.1 VMware optimization
Feature Benefit
VMware vCenter plug-in ● Enables VMware and storage teams to optimize resources
VMware vCloud Director integration ● Enables VMware cloud support (VMware vApp backups)
VMware vStorage API support ● Helps reduce compute, storage and network overhead
Integration with hardware snapshots ● Helps increase application uptime
Deduplication and progressive incremental backup ● Helps reduce storage and network resource requirements
Change-block tracking ● Enables reduction in the backup window
Physical tape support ● Provides operational restore and long-term archive and retention
Single-pass backup with item-level recovery ● Helps reduce management complexity
Instant restore ● Enables reducing restore time objective to meet service-level agreements
Application-consistent recovery ● Helps reduce downtime
Nondisruptive (to ingest) backups ● Help increase application availability
Granular file recovery ● Enables instant access to critical data without increased overhead
Full virtual machine recovery ● Provides near-instant recovery of an entire virtual server
Agentless support ● Helps reduce operating expenditures
Auto-discovery of new virtual machines ● Helps protect all data in VMware environments

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager is a repository for virtual, physical and cloud backups. Tivoli Storage Manager facilitates core data protection tasks including:

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments is included in capacity-based Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery solutions.

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