Integrated STORServer management tools further simplify enterprise data protection
STORServer® (@STORServer) announced it is now shipping its award-winning backup appliances factory-installed with the latest release of IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) data protection software. The enhanced STORServer backup appliances powered by TSM extend STORServer’s commitment to deliver simplicity, power and trusted support for enterprise data protection, enabling customers to begin corporate-wide backup operations in less than one day.
The combination of an easy-to-use STORServer-developed interface and IBM software are designed to increase data availability and automate global deduplication, advanced replication and optimized virtualized backup capabilities. Customers with existing software maintenance contracts can upgrade their IBM Tivoli Storage Manager environments to the latest version, release 126.96.36.199, at no additional charge.
“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.”
“The evolution of the data center toward convergence and cloud-scale require data management solutions that can be trusted to protect valuable data today and expand reliably in the future,” said Rob Didlake, CEO of Dataedge, a STORServer reseller partner. “The next-generation STORServer appliance based on the TSM engine delivers greater infrastructure and application availability while expanding our opportunities to help customers better solve their virtualization and business continuity challenges.”
Increased Data Availability with Deduplication, Replication and Virtualized Backup
STORServer offers five appliance models powered by the latest release of TSM version 188.8.131.52. The TSM BA641 appliance is sized for corporate departments or branch offices. The four Enterprise Backup Appliance models — EBA852, EBA1502, EBA2502 and EBA3502 — are ideal for larger organizations with multiple petabytes of data to protect.
STORServer is also upgrading the appliances with faster “Ivy Bridge” generation of Intel Xeon processors, which now support up to 10 processing cores and higher embedded cache memory while lowering overall power consumption. In addition to the latest TSM data protection software, STORServer also enhanced management features including:
- STORServer® Console (SSC) – STORServer provides value-added features that enhance ease-of-use for daily administrative tasks and improve manageability at scale for large TSM deployments. STORServer takes the guesswork out of TSM with alerts and customizable email reports on client activities, administrative activities, storage pools and more without logging into the management server.
- Virtual Machine Backup – STORServer provides an intuitive interface to make it easy for both VM admins and storage specialists to manage VM backups. Auto-discovery, point-and-click scheduling and other features ensure VMs are always protected even as they are newly created.
The TSM release includes significant updates for Microsoft virtualized server environments, such as an option to restore a file, disk or entire Hyper-V VM from a single-pass incremental forever VM backup. Information on TSM features is available on the STORServer blog.
The enhanced STORServer appliances powered by IBM Tivoli Storage Manager release 184.108.40.206 are available immediately from STORServer and its network of resellers.