Category: IBM System Storage
Led by IBM V7000, IBM SAN Wins Midrange Array Quality Awards
With only one top-three in all six previous Quality Awards, IBM SAN storage hardware has finally risen to the top.
Is IBM Tape Really Better than Backup to Disk?
According to the latest article from Infostor, tape storage products like IBM tape are making a comeback. With growing usage rates, expanding capacity, and high marks for reliability, tape appears to be an advantageous choice for those looking for affordable backup.
Prolong Your Hardware’s Useful Life with IBM Hardware Maintenance
Has your IBM hardware reached the end of its service contract? Is the cost of maintaining your IBM hardware exceeding your current budget?
Happy 60th Birthday, IBM Tape!
From its creation in 1952 to its current generation in 2012, IBM tape has been helping enterprises large and small to backup their most critical data.
3 Ways to Add Capacity to Your IBM Storage System
So you've been working with your certified IBM business partner for 15 years, and it's been a very pleasant relationship. After all, IBM VARs are great for consulting you through a project, providing the necessary hardware and software, helping you implement the solution, and supporting that solution afterwards.
However, on this particular occasion, you just want to add some capacity to one of your existing storage systems without having to pay the typical premiums associated with that level of service. You need it quickly, and you don't think it should be a big ordeal.
Fortunately, you're already on the right track. Here are three easy ways to add capacity without the budgetary pains of services and additional maintenance.
Tape As The Ultimate Backstop: IBM’s TS3500 Gets Even Better
In the datacenter, the tape library is the ultimate lifeline to combat data loss and data corruption. Tape’s reliability with today’s LTO5 media and off-line status is essential, since tape isn’t as vulnerable to lightning-fast overwrites and corruption.
IBM’s recently announced expansion of the TS3500 Tape Library improves the capability of the IBM Total Storage Tape Library, allowing companies to improve their EMC, IBM, and NetApp environment’s backups and reliability.
IBM DS4800 as a Disaster Recovery Platform
A disruption of your business processes could leave your entire business exposed. Today's companies face escalating customer demands and expectations—there is no room for downtime.
The goal of thorough disaster protection planning is to protect the applications that run your business and minimize unplanned downtime. However, one important consideration is that all planning for any type of a disaster-tolerant solution is always subject to balancing the solution versus the downtime versus the cost.
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