IBM Storage Management Solutions

Analyst Reports

Clabby Analytics Analyst Report: Getting Storage Under Control

Industry analyst, Jane Clabby, reviews IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, calling them 'the most comprehensive storage management products available on the market today'

Evaluator Group: Evolving SRM to Meet Enterprise IT’s Long-term Challenges

Analyst white paper by John Webster, Evaluator Group, explains how IBM SRM software, TPC & VSC, help manage growth, simplify operations, manage application performance and reduce costs.

Why IBM's Storage Hypervisor is an Excellent Idea

This analyst paper explains how the IBM storage hypervisor takes cost and risk out of IT operations and the two key aspects that make it a compelling solution.


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery

The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Suite for Unified Recovery is a bundle of ten Tivoli Storage Manager software products delivering a comprehensive set of data protection capabilities with simplified licensing on a tiered per terabyte (TB) metric.

Tivoli Storage Manager for virtual environments

This data sheet discusses how IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments provides an effective solution for backing up and restoring data for a dozen or more virtual machines that may reside on an enterprise server.

Solution Brief

Manage oil & gas data with a clear and focused storage strategy

Industry Solution Brief describes data storage issues in the Oil & Gas industry, including data growth and analytics. IBM Tivoli storage management software solutions are described.

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center: Virtual Storage Made Simple

The IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center solution enables IT storage managers to easily migrate to an agile, cloud-based storage environment - and then manage it effectively. This solution removes the physicality of storage and the complexity of managing multivendor infrastructures.


How IBM Tivoli Storage Solutions Save IBM Money

IBM CIO, Jeanette Horan, describes how IBM used SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center in its Boulder data center to reduce storage costs 50%, saving $13 million over 3 years.

Tivoli Storage Selector

Use this interactive tool to learn how the Tivoli Storage Software family can help you solve your specific data management problems


Video: Ricoh Americas Corp - IBM Storage Client Reference Video

Video shows how Ricoh Americas Corp is using IBM TPC and SVC to control storage costs and optimize services.

IBM Global Technology Services Uses TPC to Manage Clients’ Storage Environments

IBM uses Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in its Service Provider environment to manage capacity, performance and availability. See how TPC helps IBM deliver outstanding customer service at competitive prices.

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center

Watch how IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center provides industry-leading storage resource management to deliver comprehensive visibility, control and automation for managing heterogeneous storage infrastructures through a centralized, web-based management console.


Unified Management for your virtualized storage infrastructures

IT managers are broadly exploiting virtual server infrastructures -- hypervisors -- to improve efficiency, provide for transparent mobility, and give common manageability and capabilities regardless of type of server hardware being used. These same robust benefits are now available for virtual storage infrastructures with the IBM storage hypervisor (System Storage SAN Volume Controller and its management console the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center)

White Papers

Gain visibility, control and automation in your storage environment

In a world flooded with information, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is designed to equip IT organizations with critical capabilities for visibility, control and automation in the storage environment.

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center: Managing SAN Configurations

Storage administrators must provide a highly available, secure storage network as it provides the core for any successful business. Learn how to better manage SAN administration with TPC.

Optimizing data storage in federal government data centers

This paper describes how the Riverbed Steelhead and Whitewater products, in conjunction with IBM products and services, help to accelerate the movement of data between locations, including cloud service providers.

Ten Ways To Save Money with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager solutions can help organizations save money while addressing their data storage challenges by providing data reduction, unified recovery management, capacity-based licensing, scalability, high performance, data life-cycle management, and high reliability.

Using IBM data reduction solutions to manage more data with less infrastructure

This paper addresses the challenge of surviving and even thriving in this environment and describes various options available from IBM to deal with the challenges of data growth by effectively reducing the amount of data that must be managed.

Master the management Challenges of Your Virtualized Environment with IBM Service Management Solutions

This paper outlines common challenges that lead companies to invest in virtualization management, and then describes the tools IBM offers that address each of these challenges.

Cloud-based data protection services for managed service providers

Cloud-based data protection can take a number of forms, and IBM is making it easier for managed service providers to choose among possible scenarios by bundling and repricing its proven family of IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager solutions. This whitepaper explores three cloud-based data protection scenarios in more detail.

Unified Recovery Management

This paper explores the complexities and challenges of today’s typical data protection and recovery environment, as well as the risks and costs that are increasingly associated with attempting to deal with these complexities and challenges.

Leverage the IBM Tivoli advantages in Storage Management

This white paper describes how IBM solutions help organizations not only manage the enormous volume of data, but also optimize performance and reduce expenditures.

Gain visibility, control and automation in your storage environment

In a world that has become flooded with information, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is designed to equip IT organizations with critical capabilities for visibility, control and automation in the storage environment.

Managing Virtualized Storage Environments with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center

This document provides a summary of how IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center supports the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller. This information is intended to describe the management capabilities of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center in a virtualized storage configuration.

Storage optimization: Improve utilization and boost performance

The Storage Optimizer feature of the IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center provides a simplified way to analyze and optimize storage resources, improving storage utilization, boosting performance and saving on operational and expansion costs.

The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"

This white paper discusses the relevance and value of a Storage Hypervisor, and focuses on what users need to get started building and implementing a storage hypervisor vision. It summarizes market dynamics which are driving to more organizations implementing a Storage Hypervisor strategy.

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"With TSM for VE we are seeing faster backup and recovery and more contralized management" - Jeff Jones Unum. Read More.

"By utilizing tools such as Tivoli Productivity Center we are able to get a better view of the storage environment" - Chris Aveta Micro Strategies. Read More.

"Storage virtualization has been key to providing efficient and cost-effective storage solutions for our data center." - Marty Everett Ricoh. Read More.

"We're able to run a single command which will restore tapes onto the on-site storage and also put tapes which are necessary to go to the off-site storage" - Richard Whybrow Hertz Australia. Read More.

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