Preview of IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights Foundation

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-500
October 24, 2017

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OverviewOverviewPlanned availability datePlanned availability date
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesStatement of general directionStatement of general direction


Overview

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IBM® plans to add new cognitive services to its cloud-based storage management platform, IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights, and is offering an early user program. This new capability will stream device data from IBM storage systems to the cloud so that IBM can provide customers with insight into the performance, capacity, and health of their storage infrastructure. Cognitive storage management capabilities that are based on this platform already include storage optimization with data tiering and storage reclamation of unused storage. IBM plans to add further artificial intelligence that will reduce the time it takes to monitor complex infrastructures, and to find and resolve issues that impact application performance.



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Key prerequisites

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Once you log into your Storage Insights, you will be prompted to download and install the data collector. You will need to specify the storage resources that you want to monitor and analyze in the Storage Insights GUI. The data collector will then run in the background.

The data collector can be extracted and run on any server that runs Microsoft™ Windows™, Linux® (64-bit, RHEL 5 and higher), or AIX® operating systems or a virtual machine that has access to both the internal SAN-attached infrastructure, as well as access to the internet to communicate with the cloud portal.

The data collector is a lightweight application. It is recommended that the system on which it is installed has a minimum of 1 GB RAM and 500 MB of available disk space.



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Planned availability date

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Previews provide insight into IBM plans and direction. Availability, prices, ordering information, and terms and conditions will be provided when the product is announced.



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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 217-500


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Statement of general direction

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IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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IBM Global Financing

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IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Trademarks

IBM Spectrum Control is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, AIX and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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Terms of use

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