Central Ohio Spectrum User Group

Premier User Group, 2011-2017

Welcome to the Central Ohio Spectrum User Group home page! Our user group focuses on the IBM Spectrum family of Software Defined Storage solutions. Our goals are to:

  • Facilitate communications between User Group members regarding the IBM Spectrum SDS solutions.
  • Provide updates on product direction and new features of the IBM Spectrum SDS product family.
  • Share technical information and real life experience to help enable users to find better methodologies for improving their experience with the products.
  • Gain access to Spectrum SDS speakers on variety of technical topics.
  • Provide answers to questions about the use of Spectrum products.

We try to hold quarterly meetings, as well as use the group forum to manage group communications.

The user group meetings for the Spectrum SDS solutions family have been broken into 3 categories based on product type/interaction:

  1. Spectrum Protect (includes topics from other products that can be used with Spectrum Protect)
  2. Spectrum Virtualize, Spectrum Accelerate, Spectrum Control
  3. Spectrum Scale, Spectrum Archive, IBM Cloud Object Storage

The above categories will include the Spectrum SDS solution as “Software Only” and “Appliance” formats, such as the IBM FlashSystems and Storwise family of storage arrays, and Elastic Storage Server (ESS).

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  • After some follow-up with Product Development around the ability to track PVU count/usage in Spectrum Protect, I learned that this feature has not yet been included in the Operations Center GUI interface, but can be viewed using the Command Builder function ...

  • As we know IBM has re-branded the TPC products as Spectrum Control. However, there are now four different licensing models which are available and our existing products have been changed on our Passport Advantage listings and realigned to one of the ...

  • Did you know that IBM products are developed based on customer feedback/requests? If you think you have a great idea for a new feature for one of our products, visit our Request for Enhancement Community and submit your request. Or search other community ...

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  • Spectrum User Group Meeting

    Join us for the upcoming Spectrum User Group!

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019    9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Breakfast and Lunch provided!
    • Get the latest information on IBM Spectrum Software Defined Storage
    • Network with professionals from other area companies
    • Discuss topics relevant to you with IBM storage experts


    Tentative Agenda:
    •          Spectrum Software Family Review
    •          Spectrum Protect Updates to 8.1.7
    •          Spectrum Protect Plus Updates to 10.1.3
    •          Customer Presentation on Deployment of SP4VE and SPPlus
    •          Customer Roundtable
    •          Stay for Storage Meetup

    Audience: Backup, Storage, Server Admins and Managers – All are Welcome!

    Schedule:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019    9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

    Meeting Location: Dublin IBM Office – Building 1 – Auditorium D

    Street Address: 6060 Britton Parkway, Dublin, OH 43016

    Google Maps: IBM Building 1

     Click here to register for the Spectrum User Group Meeting: http://ibm.biz/SPCentralOhio

    For assistance or for easy registration, just email:

    Sanjay Patel  sanjaypa@us.ibm.com

    OR   Bryan Holmes   bryan.holmes@das.ohio.gov


    Immediately Following User Group Meeting:  Please stay for our first ever Storage Meetup! 

    First Event of our new Meetup: "Storage For Modern Infrastructure - Central Ohio" from 2-4 in the same room!   Afterward we will adjourn to a location TBD for food and drinks.   Everyone is welcome to stay for the meetup!   If you are asking “What is a meetup,” please click for more info:

    Storage For Modern Infrastructure Meetup