Backup Software

What really matters when comparing software during your hardware refresh?

What really matters when comparing software during your hardware refresh?

These days, every company has a data protection solution in place, and will need to explore numerous software options each hardware refresh cycle. To help make your refresh decisions go more smoothly, we have some points to consider. These basic features should be relatively equal across the industry leaders: The efficacy of data protection The…



STORServer releases converged data protection appliances for virtual environments

STORServer releases converged data protection appliances for virtual environments

STORServer, a provider of proven enterprise data backup solutions, today announces the release of its converged data protection appliances leveraging IBM® Spectrum Protect™ Plus. Providing a method to simplify data protection, the STORServer appliances use IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, designed for easy setup, management and recovery. Created for virtual machine (VM) backups and administrators, IBM…



Four reasons government agencies should use cloud backup

Four reasons government agencies should use cloud backup

For today’s government agencies, the days of relying on traditional tape storage may be numbered. Many federal, local and state government organizations have been transitioning to the cloud for a more responsive and convenient backup solution. Here are four important reasons government agencies should move their data backup to the cloud. Eliminate the inconvenience of…



Troubleshooting 101 with the Windows Event Viewer

Troubleshooting 101 with the Windows Event Viewer

As part of my role as a technical writer and user advocate at STORServer, I need to understand and document changes in behavior between different versions of our software. While doing that recently, with STORServer Console (SSC), I decided to uninstall the latest test software from engineering and install an earlier, released version of SSC…







STORServer Increases Backup Simplicity for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Environments

STORServer Increases Backup Simplicity for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Environments

“STORServer and IBM continue to offer the only built-to-order enterprise backup appliances with guaranteed data protection and recovery,” said Bill Smoldt, president at STORServer. “By simplifying the management of backup, archive and disaster recovery with STORServer’s proven architecture, enterprises can quickly adapt and respond to rapidly changing business needs.”



Understanding Tivoli Storage Manager Capacity Licensing and PVU Pricing

Understanding Tivoli Storage Manager Capacity Licensing and PVU Pricing

If you’re currently a STORServer IBM® Spectrum Protect™, formerly IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) appliance customer with a processor value unit (PVU) license today, and are facing issues with spiraling data growth, now is a good time to consider converting to a capacity licensing strategy. Three important reasons why a capacity licensing model may make…





3 Considerations for Your Company’s Disaster Recovery Plan

3 Considerations for Your Company’s Disaster Recovery Plan

As a followup to our previous post on choosing DR solutions I wanted to focus on cloud-based DR. Backing up data in the cloud has become a common theme for businesses who are striving to keep up with the changing times.  Cloud backup or storage, as a whole, has become technically simple and economically viable…



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