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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rumor Mill Update!

So my source at IBM was right except for the name, but she was close, in that IBM is going to be restructuring its storage software group under the Spectrum Storage moniker (Specter was close but Spectrum is a better title). ZDNet states that IBM will be investing $1 Billion in software defined storage which also means TSM is no longer under the Tivoli division....(Please, Please, Please let this be true!) In my opinion Tivoli was a horrible brand name and IBM should have never put ADSM under its umbrella.

Hopefully we will see some huge changes to TSM to make it more competitive. Some cloud connectivity would be a good start as more companies are implementing hybrid data-centers. I'd also like to see the new administration and reporting tool become a little more flexible with user defined reports, but we'll have to wait and see where this restructuring takes TSM or should we now call it Spectrum Storage Manager?

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  1. > I'd also like to see the new administration and reporting tool become a little more flexible with user defined reports

    ;-) move from current OC to .... where to?

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  2. I don't want it moved from OC, I want OC to be able to let me build reports within it. TSMManager has this function. It's a nice feature.

    I'd also like to see TSM support Encryption key sharing between TSM servers. Ridiculous that it doesn't! I should not have to buy TKLM to ship tapes between TSM servers.

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  3. ohhh, Chad
    If I right understood Spectrum is new program platform for hardware storages and data but not classic backup ( TSM ).
    May be in 5 years IBM will rewrite OC again

    Possible I mistake

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    1. My source said that TSM was going to be moving into the Software Storage group under the Spectrum moniker. She could be wrong, but we will see what is announced at IBM PULSE this coming week (Feb. 22 - 26) in Las Vegas. I wont be there for two reasons.

      1) I was born and raised in Las Vegas and can't stand it.

      2) I wasn't invited. ;-)

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