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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM System Storage products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Storage Defender

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Replicate backups to S3 object-lock repository (e.g IBM COS, IBM Ceph)

Many of our IBM clients have listened to our cyber resiliency messaging and looked to re-introduce a "3rd" copy of the data. In alignment with industry standardization for "321" backup methodology it is important to have an isolated and secure rep...
about 2 months ago in Storage Defender 2 Future consideration

Being able to define an IP white listing to access the Defender Services DMS and DRS

DMS and DRS are SaaS based services which are widely accessible from the Internet. Although there are strong authentication, MFA and other security mechanism controlling the access, some clients are requesting the possibility to restrict access to...
23 days ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Support for Proxmox virtual environment

In terms of the EMEA region, at this time of licensing changes in the VMware market, customers are responding that they are considering (or have already switched) to Proxmox virtual environments and are demanding agentless backups as they are used...
22 days ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Defender Sensor: Add OS support for AIX/Power platform

For the last couple of years and probably decades, we have told customers that their very business-critical applications should be running on Power/AIX platform. With our Defender strategy, we want to specifically tackle those business-critical ap...
about 1 month ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

add a DMS portal for GEOs other than AWS-US.

The DMS portal of Defender is currently only available in AWS-US. For customers in Europe that have to deal with DORA, NIS2, GDPR and other topics find it hard or impossible to accept a critical application running outside of EU. Please roll-out a...
5 months ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

IBM CDM and IBM Sentinel with central management across multiple sites

Most european customers running a separation between primary and backup data centers. IBM CopyDataManagement + IBM Sentinel should be able to work and manage SnapShots across multiple sites. IDEA and REQUEST FOR ENHANCEMENT An application-consiste...
4 months ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Support RHEL as OS for Storage Sentinel SCAN server

Now, it is only supported SLES 15.4 as OS for Storage Sentinel SCAN server. But, my client and many customers in the world are using RHEL(x86_64) as OS for IA-Linux environment. Providing additional SLES, not RHEL is an unacceptable requirement fo...
7 months ago in Storage Defender 2 Future consideration

Dark site - Airgapped installation of S. Defender

There are multiple situations where SaaS deployment cannot be done per security restrictions. We need an option to have S.Defender control plane deployed onprem as not always cloud deployment is possible
about 1 year ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Support Linux on Z for DMS / Data Protect

Currently today the Defender Data Management Service / Data Protect only supports backups of x86 and Power. The IBM CIO team needs support for Linux on Z. They'd like to see the backup agent ported to Linux on Z. Other mainframe customers may want...
6 months ago in Storage Defender 0 Future consideration

DMS/Data Protect - Add DB2 backup support for other architectures (ppc64, s390x)

Today, DB2 backups are only supported on x86. Mainframe and Power customers would like to see DB2 for other architectures supported.
6 months ago in Storage Defender 0 Future consideration