IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.3 server and operations center, was announced on September 26, 2017 and becomes generally available on September 29, 2017. This version includes:
Automatic Client Updates: Operations Center's capability to automate the update of clients. You can create schedules to update one or more backup-archive clients. As new update packages are released, they are automatically downloaded. When an update schedule runs, installation files are copied to the client system and the client is updated to the specified software version. You can also use the Operations Center to monitor, cancel, or reschedule updates. After automatically downloading the updates from the IBM website, the hub server will automatically replicate the needed updates over to the spoke servers.
Tiering to Cloud: Tier to cloud allows you to have directory container data moved to a cloud container after a specific number of days. This setting allows you to exert greater control over where data is stored to better balance the performance & cost benefits of different tiers of storage.
Storage Agent TLS 1.2 automatic certificate exchange.