Spectrum Protect 7.1.7 is generally available on September 16, 2016

Spectrum Protect version 7.1.7 became generally available on September 16, 2016.   This version includes:

  • The ability to add a tape copy pool to either a new or existing directory container storage pool.  As an alternative to using replication, you can now copy data from directory-container pools to tape. The tapes can be stored onsite and used to repair storage pool data if damage occurs.
  • Support for Amazon S3 cloud containers.  This new feature will allow you to leverage the power of cloud computing by creating storage pools that back up data to Amazon S3 cloud storage.  
  • Simplified LDAP integration.  7.1.7 updates the LDAP integration so you can authenticate Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) users by using an Active Directory database on a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server. With this method, you use the standard user accounts that are registered with the LDAP server. The same user ID can be used to authenticate to the Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) server and to the LDAP server.
  • Additionalhybrid storage pool capabilities.  With hybrid cloud storage, data is stored in local directories before being transferred to the cloud. This helps to ensure that backups complete on time and meet service-level agreements.

I've added 5 new videos and demos covering these new features - check them out!