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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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IBM Spectrum Control 5.2.12 Consumer Reports: For your eyes only

Originally posted by: PatrickLeahy In IBM ® Spectrum Control ™ 5.2.11, you got the chargeback report that shows the capacity and cost of the capacity for all the applications, departments, hypervisors, and physical servers in your storage environment. Well, in IBM Spectrum...

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Configuring Elastic Storage ILM with more than two disk pools and a tape pool

Originally posted by: Nils Haustein I would like to share some experiences configuring Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) with Elastic Storage GPFS 4.1, in particular regarding automatic migration with more than two storage pools and tape being one of them. The ILM function in GPFS...

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What's In a Name? You Decide!

Originally posted by: GeorgeMina Last October, IBM announced SmartCloud Foundation - a set of hardware and software technologies to help clients implement private and hybrid cloud environments. SmartCloud Foundation offers capabilities across Infrastructure- and Platform-as-a-Service,...

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2012 Storage Trends

Originally posted by: Woj Every year I publish a set of predictions that I think will likely happen in the market space of storage and storage management. Here is my list for 2012.... 1) Storage breakthroughs nipping the “Digital Dark Age” in the bud Since the early 1990’s,...

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Storage Management in a Virtual Server World

Originally posted by: Tom Clark As an increasing number of workloads are deployed in virtual server environments, an interesting question arises: What is the role of the storage administrator in a virtual server world? Enormous data growth has brought...

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