IBM Spectrum Protect has started a process of continual development and enhancement. Many users are already familiar with the current version and just want information on the new features added at a particular release.

On this page, we've provided a technical feature overview on a release by release basis.  These are update videos only, and assume you are already familiar with previous versions of Spectrum Protect.

Spectrum Protect 8.1.2 announce 8/8/17GA8/11/17

On August 8, 2017 IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.2 was announced.   The following video covers the new functions in this release:

Presentation Download:  Spectrum Protect 8.1.2 technical updates

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Spectrum Protect 8.1.1    3/23/17

On March 23, 2017 IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.1 was released.  The following video covers the new functions in this release:

Presentation Download:  Spectrum Protect 8.1.1 Updates

Spectrum Protect 8.1.0    12/9/16

On December 9, 2016 IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.0 was released.  The following two videos cover the new functions in this release:

Presentation for: IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Technical Update for Server, Client, OC, HSM

Presentation for: IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 Technical Update for VE, DP and Snapshots


Spectrum Protect 7.1.7 9/16/16

On September 16, 2016 IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.7 was released.  The following videos cover this release:


Spectrum Protect 7.1.6   6/17/16

On June 17, 2016 IBM Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 was released. The following videos cover the Server, Operations Center, client HSM, VE, and Snapshot enhancements.  Be sure to also check out the videos on the 7.1.6 Operations Center enhancements in the Operations Center section of this blog.

Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 Server Presentation

Spectrum Protect 7.1.6 / 4.1.6 VE and Snapshot Presentation

Spectrum Protect 7.1.5 3/11/16

On March 11, 2016 Spectrum Protect 7.1.5 was released.  This release was for the Spectrum Protect Server and Operations Center.  The enhancements include:  Cleversafe container pools, server side LZ4 in-line compression, cross platform server migration for AIX to xLinux and Protect Stgpool repair of damaged target extents.

Spectrum Protect 7.1.4 / Spectrum Protect Snapshot for Windows 4.1.4 - Q4 2015

The Q4 2015 release of Spectrum Protect includes support for vSphere 6 VVols, larger VMs on VMware, and new support for NetApp integration.

Spectrum Protect 7.1.3 / Spectrum Protect Snapshot 4.1.3 - September 11, 2015

This version is a major release of the Spectrum Protect.  It includes many new server side features for container storage pools, next generation deduplication, and cloud storage pools. It also includes the new Self Service File Restore interface for Virtual Environments.