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Storage Sentinel support for the Scanning Engine to run on IBM Power hardware.

For environments running SAP HANA on Power Linux, which is supported by Sentinel, there may not be x86_64 hardware in the environment for a Scanning Engine to be installed onto. The Scanning Engine needs to be installed where it can access the sto...
12 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 3 Future consideration

Glacier like Object Storage teiring in Tape. With compatibility with S3 API/Policies

A growing trend I ha e noticed in my domain is data ownership and residency. However, costs exponentially rise as data has grown due to a lack of understanding of what data is being stored (partially due o GDPR which protects against data being vi...
about 1 month ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Future consideration

Easy R/W failover for a replicated node

In a ISP environment using the Node Replication feature, the R/O client failover is automated since version 7.1.1 of the ISP server. It works fine, but allows only the restore or retrieve of objects.If the source server is unavailable for a longer...
about 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 2 Future consideration

Add Support for IBM Spectrum Scale SafeguardCopy in Spectrum Protect as enhanced Cybercrime Solution for the Spectrum Protect Server Platform

In the area of cyberattacks its necessary to enhance the data-security in Spectrum Protect Installations. These attacks are coming. If we can immplement the scale safeguard Copy function in an spectrum protect installation for our GPFS Conf, DB, l...
almost 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

This applies to Spectrum CDM: Treeview of copies

Why don't you add a graphical view of the copies ? It is not easy manage the copies without having a global view of source disks and related copies. Something similar to the attached picture or by exploring a treeview
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

This applies to Spectrum CDM: Backup on AIX nodes managed by PowerHA

The High Availability configuration of Power AIX systems is made up of two or more real nodes to which volumes and IP addresses are associated and then managed by PowerHA. In this configuration there are therefore at least three types of volumes:...
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

This applies to Spectrum CDM: Massive initial load

During the system configuration phase, it would be useful to be able to do the massive import of providers and identities (whether they are passwords or keyfiles). This would drastically reduce time spent to setup the environment.
about 1 year ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Restore more than 1 VM at the time with the tdpve web gui

Restore Multiple VMS at ones from the web Gui from the same job ibm spectrum protect virtual environments
over 2 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration

Node replication based on managementclass or storagepool

Currently node replication can only be issued on a node/filespace basis and backup/archive data. A big global bank has the requirement to replicate all data cross country which are older than 5 years. The data can't be distinguished by filespace o...
over 5 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 2 Future consideration

Add TDP for Oracle to Retention Sets type of data that can be included

Currently, retention sets allow TDP for SQL, B/A Client, TDP for Mail, DP for VE (both VMware and Hyper-V) but only TDP for DB - Oracle is NOT supported and this is reallly needed for long term retention - there's a class of backups that is comple...
7 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Future consideration