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Monitor your DS8000 Safeguarded Capacity with IBM Spectrum Control

By John Walsh posted Thu November 12, 2020 12:56 PM


Cyber attacks are rapidly growing in number and sophistication. Your organization needs the ability to continue to operate with the least amount of disruption despite cyber  attacks and outages.

Cyber attack

With Safeguarded Copy in DS8000® 8.5.0 and later, you can improve cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected, point-in-time backups of critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization.

IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.1 adds support for DS8000 Safeguarded Copy.
You can monitor your volume capacity that is protected and the capacity that is used to store volume backups for Safeguarded Copy.

You can also do all the usual stuff, like defining alerts to notify you when the safeguarded capacity exceeds a specified amount and viewing the capacity usage over time for Safeguarded Copy.

[Video] Explore the new features that we've added in IBM Spectrum Control for DS8000 users. At the 1 minute mark , view a walk-through of the enhancements we've made for the  Safeguarded Copy feature. 

Check out the what's new topic in the IBM Knowledge Center for an overview of all the latest features in IBM Spectrum Control.

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