Come See Trica and I at #InterConnect2016

Tricia and I are again doing Spectrum Protect hands-on labs at #InterConnect in Las Vegas.  Stop by and see us anytime.  You can spend an hour doing a lab or just tell us what videos you'd like to see.

Storage Open Labs

MGM Conference Center, 3RD Floor- Room 316


Monday February 22rd                                           OPEN   10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday February 23th & Wednesday 24th         OPEN    8:00  AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday February 25th                                          OPEN    8:30  AM – 12:00 PM


Hands-On Labs at IBM InterConnect 2016

  • IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.4: Optimizing Deduplication and Replication with Container Storage Pools
  • Getting Started with IBM Spectrum Protect
  • Generating Cognos Reports in Spectrum Control v5.2.7
  • Configuring IBM Spectrum Control v5.2.8
  • Spectrum Control v5.2.7 Advanced Analytics and Optimization
  • Installing, Configuring, and Validating IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments v7.1.4
  • Performing Backup and Recovery Operations using IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments v7.1.4
  • Self-service File Recovery with IBM Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments 7.1.4
  • Spectrum Protect 7.1.4 Node Replication
  • Spectrum Protect 7.1.4 Operations Center
  • Using Spectrum Protect Snapshot to Protect Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Using the Spectrum Protect REST API with the Operations Center
  • Spectrum Protect 7.1.4 with Spectrum Scale

These step-by-step labs walk you through the software on live cloud systems. Experts are always around to answer questions or help. All labs will take from 1-2 hours to complete and can be started any time during open hours.



Spectrum Protect for Mail - VMware Integration

One of the highest priorities for Spectrum Protect (TSM) development is enhancing the integration between Microsoft Applications like SQL Server and Exchange and Spectrum Protect when they are hosted in a VMware Environment.

Version 7.1.2 of Spectrum Protect for Mail  enhances Microsoft Exchange integration when the Exchange servers are hosted in VMware and the virtual Machines are backed Up with Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments.

In this short video, I show the new combined GUI that allows you to do a Exchange 2013 database restore directly from a backed up VM .

The development team for Protect has written a very good white paper that discusses the many options for using Protect in virtualized environments.  It's highly reccomended if your backing up an application that is virtualized.



Spectrum Protect Part of the IBM Spectrum Storage Family

IBM has recently started rebranding Tivoli Storage Manager to Spectrum Protect.  We've done this to help align the name of our data protection software with all the other storage software IBM is now offering within the IBM Spectrum Storage portfolio.

As you go through the videos on our site, you will see that we've started changing the text descriptions to match new nomenclature.  Although the older videos will still be available, Tricia and I will start phasing in the new IBM Spectrum Protect names as we add content to the site.

As you might expect with over 20 years of product videos, documentation, and innovation, the transition to the new name will take some time.  But our hope is that Spectrum Protect's close alignment with other storage products within IBM will lead to continuing data protection innovations.

In the meantime, please feel free to send Tricia and I suggestions for the types of videos you would like to see.