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New release! IBM Spectrum Control, 5.4.2: Update for IBM Virtual Storage Center

  • 1.  New release! IBM Spectrum Control, 5.4.2: Update for IBM Virtual Storage Center

    Posted 8 days ago

    IBM® Virtual Storage Center is a storage solution that provides efficient management, data protection, and virtualization for heterogeneous storage environments. It helps enhance storage efficiency, provides greater mobility, and delivers stronger control over storage performance and management. 

    Under a single license, IBM Virtual Storage Center includes the following products: 

    • IBM Spectrum Control 
    • IBM Copy Services Manager 
    • IBM Spectrum Protect™ Snapshot 
    • IBM Spectrum Virtualize for IBM SAN Volume Controller, including all the functions available with storage virtualization, data reduction pools, HyperSwap high availability, hybrid cloud and container support, and remote mirroring and FlashCopy (snapshot). 

    IBM Virtual Storage Center is available in three editions. Each license has different options so that you can pick the license that best suits your storage needs: 

    • IBM Virtual Storage Center 
    • IBM Virtual Storage Center Starter Edition 
    • IBM Virtual Storage Center for IBM Storwize® 

    Note: While IBM Virtual Storage Center for IBM Storwize can be used together with IBM FlashSystems, in most cases it's not financially the best option. If you would like to get access to the storage resource management capabilities of IBM Spectrum Control, choose IBM Spectrum Control Select Edition instead. 

    In Q1 2021, the edition "IBM Virtual Storage Center Entry Edition" was renamed to "IBM Virtual Storage Center Starter Edition".  

    See IBM Virtual Storage Center.

    Download the new version of IBM Spectrum Control 

    You can download this version of the product here. Review the Instillation instructions and Download package sections. You can then install the product by following the installation instructions in the IBM Knowledge Center. 

    IBM Spectrum Control Knowledge Center 

    IBM Spectrum Control centralizes, automates, and simplifies the management of complex and heterogeneous storage environments. Use the IBM Spectrum Control documentation to help you with your storage management tasks. 

    Don't forget to join the IBM Storage Community! 

    It's the online community where IBM storage users meet, share, discuss and learn. You can share your expertise and gather new knowledge on all the IBM storage products.  Join today: 

    For updated information on IBM Spectrum Control, IBM Storage Insights or #IBMStorage follow me on Twitter @bobby_gratz   or on LinkedIn 

    Robert Graczyk