Community Manager's Welcome

By Peter Basmajian posted Sat May 30, 2020 09:47 PM

Peter M Basmajian, IBM Storage Product Marketing and Advocacy

Welcome to the IBM Storage community!

I’m Peter Basmajian, your IBM Storage community manager. I'm excited to work with you to build this community. We want this to become the definitive environment for you to connect with other IBM Storage users, share best practices, access technical information including webinars, forums and blogs, and ask for advice. First, let me share our IBM Community manifesto:
“We are not here to talk at you, our customers. We are here to help you talk to each other, and to us.”

I share this because I want you to know we are serious about fostering authentic community. It is a community for community.  You have our commitment this is a safe space to connect with other users, share your knowledge and ideas,

What will you find in this new storage community?

We are launching our discussion under five topic groups:

  • Software Defined Storage (SDS) including the IBM Spectrum software suite from IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Cloud Object Storage to  IBM Spectrum Discover and more.  SDS is a layer of software between storage and applications to help you manage data growth and enable multicloud flexibility.
  • Data Protection Software - featuring IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and IBM Spectrum CDM
  • Flash Storage - featuring the new IBM FlashSystem family and software which simplifies storage for hybrid multicloud.
  • Tape Storage - featuring the IBM TS7700 virtual tape storage family, tape libraries and drives including IBM Spectrum Archive
  • Storage Area Networking (SAN) including Brocade and Cisco switches for optimized use with IBM Z Systems
Events - Community events to connect with other customers and experts, including webinars and industry conferences.

Blogs – We want our members to blog. We want to give you the opportunity to share your expertise and thought leadership. Learn more about becoming an IBM Community blogger here.

Resources: Top resources to help you succeed. This will include code samples, smart papers, tutorials and more.

Tip of the week

What is “Tip of the week” you ask? This added benefit allows community members to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest insights and training from experts across IBM Storage. Check out the first tip here.

This community is meant for you, our valued customer. Please join in, share your expertise, learn from others and strengthen your brand. If there is a topic you want more on, start a thread and tag me. Thanks again for being here, and welcome to the IBM Storage community!


Peter M Basmajian


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5 days ago

Thanks a lot Peter Sir.

20 days ago

Thank you so much Peter and your workgroup on getting this fantastic community to fruition! #IBMStorage  will really flourish because of this one stop shop for storage resources. This will be a great place for product SMEs to share their expertise either through the forums or by blogging.  Again, thank you! ​