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Easy to use, efficient, reliable data management solutions

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

Get more value from your data with IBM storage software:

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

Backup and recovery – Upgrade data protection to improve support for virtual and physical environments, 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, reliable, highly 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

Analyst Reports

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

Total cost of ownership for VSC averaged 72 percent less than for EMC.



Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

See how vendors compare in their mission to protect your most valuable business asset - your data.



ESG Lab Review: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and FlashCopy Manager for Virtual Environments

See how Virtual Infrastructure Administrators and Storage Administrators can simplify and improve data protection using IBM storage software.



ITG Management Report: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Com-pared 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 averaged 35 percent less than for VMware storage management solutions.



IBM Enhances Tivoli Storage Manager 7.1 with Key New Features (PDF, 120KB)

This IDC paper examines what impact IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) 7.1 and FlashCopy Manager (FCM) 4.1 data protection and recovery solutions will have on the company's competitive positioning and the market.



Hybrid Cloud Backup Delivers More for Less (PDF, 555KB)

Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shares their perspective on the increasing importance of a hybrid approach which combines on-premise and cloud capabilities to meet today's data protection requirements.



Edison Group: Streamline Data Protection with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center

Edison Research explores the innovation and functionality of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center.



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'.



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

This Evaluator Group white paper features Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery.


Brochures

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Case Studies

TZM provides enterprise-class backup and recovery for all (PDF, 130KB)

Describes how TZM Informatique, a French telecommunications company uses TSM to deliver enter-prise-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)

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.


Infographics

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Infographic (PDF, 3.91MB)

Learn how a smarter approach can help save up to 38% in backup recovery costs.



A simple, scalable and efficient approach to backup and recovery (PDF, 1.78MB)

Explosive data growth continues to increase the need for simple, efficient and scalable data protection.



IBM Virtual Storage Center TCO Infographic for Large Enterprises (PDF, 822KB)

View this infographic to learn how IBM Virtual Storage Center can help increase capacity, reduce costs and optimize data management.



What if you could save $50 million over the next five years? (PDF, 1MB)

Spending too much on storage? See how IBM can help you save.


Data Sheets

Data protection for small and medium businesses (PDF, 597KB)

Learn about the entry editions of TSM Entry and TSM Unified Recovery.



IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (PDF, 883KB)

The Tivoli Storage Manager v7.1 data sheet describes Tivoli Storage Manager capabilities, solution bundles, and add-on components.



IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Entry and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery Entry (PDF, 596KB)

Advanced data protection solutions for small and midsize organizations.



IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) Suite (PDF, 1.24MB)

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



SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (PDF, 526KB)

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.



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.



Analysis Engine Report for storage from Butterfly Software (4.06MB)



Migration Engine from Butterfly Software (946KB)


Solution Brief

Protect critical data in VMware environments (PDF, 979KB)

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager provide VMware administrators with comprehensive data protection capabilities, integrated directly into VMware tools; plus, they provide backup administrators with advanced visualization.



Meeting demands for high availability with advanced data protection (PDF, 719KB)

IBM delivers scalable, cost-effective solutions for data protection that help organizations support both high-availability applications and traditional workloads. With a single vendor, organizations can meet the demands of always-on applications, while containing cost and complexity.



Managing and protecting valuable data in midsized organizations (PDF, 736KB)



ITG Executive Brief: Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to VMware Tools for Storage Virtualization and Management (PDF, 893KB)



Cloud storage is strategically inevitable (PDF, 842KB)




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.



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.


Tools

Tivoli Storage Selector

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


Videos

How IBM Tivoli Storage Solutions Save IBM Money

Solutions enable data protection, improved capacity utilization and cost optimization.



Why Storage Matters for Cloud (MP4, 01:08:25)

Webinar discusses how you can achieve improved ROI from your cloud deployments.



Unlock the Power of Your Storage with IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center 5.2

Webinar explains how to reduce per unit storage costs by up to 50 percent and free up your IT budget.



TriDatumSolutions: Efficiently Transforming Data Protection & Data Management Infrastructures (YouTube, 00:11:34)

CTO shares approach to improving data protection and storage efficiency.



Using Predictive Analytics to Enhance Storage Performance & Service Delivery (YouTube, 00:10:30)

Applying analytics for better storage performance, data center operations and service delivery.



3 Killer Apps for Virtualized Storage (YouTube, 00:03:57)

Reduce users' storage costs and standardize advanced data protection capability.



Hutchinson Regional Medical Center data backup success reaches 98.7% with IBM (YouTube, 00:01:36)

Rural, not-for-profit medical center finds a cure with hybrid cloud data protection.



3 Killer Apps for Virtualized Storage (YouTube, 00:03:57)



Kindred Healthcare: Storage Management Solutions Help Manage Patient Data Availability (YouTube, 00:03:01)



Improving Visibility & Understanding of Data Protection Infrastructures (YouTube, 00:11:42)



The Business Value of Modernizing VMware Backups (00:02:52)

This brief video summarizes ESG Lab Validation Report on Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments.



Key Insights for Modernizing Your Data Protection Infrastructure (YouTube, 00:18:20)

IBM VP, Storage and Network Management Software Development, Steve (Woj) Wojtowecz covers a range of "top of mind" data protection issues at Executive Edge 2013: backup, archiving, remote mirroring, snapshots and cloud.



Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center Live Demo (YouTube, 00:15:00)

Cobalt Iron CEO and Early Access Program member, Richard Spurlock, discusses his experiences with Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center and presents a live demonstration using an iPad at Executive Edge 2013.



Visualizing Your Backup Infrastructure with Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center (YouTube, 00:13:24)

Edison Group CTO and Early Access Program member, Barry Cohen, discusses the business value of advanced visualization capabilities found in Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center.



Front-safe Shares Key Insights for Turning Your Data Protection Infrastructure into a Cloud (YouTube, 00:16:44)

Front-safe co-founder, Thomas Bak, describes best practices for rapid, successful "on-boarding" of new cloud backup users, which can be adopted for private or public clouds.



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.



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

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



Ad-hoc Reporting (YouTube, 00:08:29)

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, 00:08:01)

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



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, 00:12:09)

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, 00:03:18)

Watch how IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center provides industry-leading storage resource management through a centralized, web-based management console.



Webcasts

Unlock the Power of Your Storage with IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center 5.2

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.


White Papers

Ten ways to save money with IBM data protection

Learn 10 ways that IBM data protection solutions can help organizations modernize infrastructure and save money - freeing up funds to invest in new ideas.



Protect data in VMware-based environments with IBM Tivoli solutions (PDF, 979KB)

This white paper describes Tivoli Storage Manager and FlashCopy Manager data protection capabilities for VMware.



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.



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.



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

This paper addresses the challenge of dealing with the challenges of data growth by effectively reducing the amount of data that must be managed.



Cloud-based data protection services for managed service providers

This whitepaper explores three cloud-based data protection scenarios in more detail.



Gain visibility, control and automation in your storage environment

Read how IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is designed to equip IT organizations with critical capabilities for visibility, control and automation in the storage environment.


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