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Learn How These Clients are Using IBM Storage

Please check out these latest client references from IBM Storage. View all case studies here . University of Birmingham Driving innovative research forward by taking control of data Today’s research simulations are generating more data than ever before, a trend that shows no signs of...


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IBM® Spectrum Control™: Custom reports anytime, anyplace

Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy Saw something when you were monitoring your storage in IBM Spectrum Control! A capacity, configuration, or performance issue. And, you want to share the information with your colleagues. Or, with the owners of storage resources who don’t often access IBM...

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Restoring your data in a fenced network with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus!

Originally posted by: Adam Young One-way to ensure you have a safe environment to test your restore scenarios and your need for access to your data without interfering with your production virtual machines is to restore your #VMs from IBM Spectrum Protect Plus into a fenced...

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IBM® Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights: What’s up, Storage?

Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy We are going to give your IBM block storage a checkup! All you really need to monitor the health of your storage is a card that shows the life signs and vital statistics for each block storage system such as: Diagnostic...

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How to monitor your stretched cluster or Hyperswap environment with IBM Spectrum Control

Originally posted by: AlanDeegan In the latest release of IBM Spectrum Control, V5.2.14, there is improved granularity in IBM SAN Volume Controllers (SVC) support, including both Stretched Clusters (SVC only) and HyperSwap (SVC, IBM Storwize and V9000). The following scenario gives...

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How does IBM Spectrum Control balance a data collection workload? Here's how.

Originally posted by: DebraParker Balancing the workload of applications across your IT infrastructure is key to maintaining the performance and stability of your environment. Ensuring that IBM Spectrum Control , a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite , collects data at the right...

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IBM® Spectrum Control™ 5.2.13 Chargeback and Consumer Reports: Don't show me the money!

Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy Yes, we can show the capacity and the cost of the storage that your applications, departments, physical servers, hypervisors, and hypervisor and server clusters use. But, sometimes you might want capacity to take center stage. (Sorry, Costs, you...

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IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights: May the fastest data collectors win!

Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy You add storage systems to get valuable insights, and to get those valuable insights, you rely on the data collector, which collects the asset, capacity, and performance data securely from your data center for analysis and presentation in IBM ® ...

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IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.12 Chargeback and Consumer Reports: How much storage was really eaten?

Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy If you remember the tale, Goldilocks took only a few mouthfuls of Papa Bear's and Mama Bear's porridge, but she licked Baby Bear's bowl clean. If the Bear family were running a restaurant, how much would they charge Goldilocks? Would they charge her for...

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IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.12 Chargeback and Consumer Reports: Same price for the same storage

Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy In your chargeback and consumer reports, you want to make sure that you charge the same price for the same type of storage whether it is block storage, copy data, or file storage. And, if your block storage is tiered, you want to charge the same price for...

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