IT organizations are challenged with maintaining application and data availability while satisfying compliance requirements and service level agreements. Relentless information growth is straining IT resources—necessitating greater investments—yet capital and operational expenses are under scrutiny. Given this conflict, IT organizations are seeking efficiency and optimization to regain control. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software is a client/server software solution providing backup/recovery, archive, hierarchical storage management (HSM), and disaster recovery (DR). This ESG Lab Validation focuses on key improvements in the TSM platform that drive greater efficiency: incorporation of the DB2 database for enhanced scalability, availability and performance; embedded data deduplication; enhanced monitoring and reporting; as well as integration with NetApp‘s Snapshot Difference API and SnapMirror to tape technologies to back up IBM N series and NetApp FAS volumes.
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