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IBM System Storage Ideas Portal

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On premises S3 as a source for protection

Many customers are starting to ask for on premises S3 to be protected as part of their daily routine. Defender DP can currently protect S3 data based on AWS (
about 1 month ago in Storage Defender 0 Under review

Roadmap to integrate Storage Defender with Fusion

As clients move from VMWare to OpenShift, the workloads are more data intensive and mission critical. Fusion backup and recovery is market leading for container workloads. OpenShift VM backup and recovery is supported with guest agents from IBM St...
18 days ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Add GUI option to view, select and modify mirror write priority of Volumes

Currently it is not possible to specify the mirror write priority parameter in the GUI during Volume Creation. The system allows two options for mirrored volumes: latency (which is the default) and redundancy. In some customer environments it is c...
2 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Under review

Allow IBM Fusion Backup to continue if PVCs disappear during the backup process

In a very volatile machine learning environment, PVCs are created and deleted frequently, controlled by the containerized application when users create or delete projects within the application. Let’s call these PVCs “User Project Volumes”. It hap...
about 2 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Need HCI Fusion Regional DR support for ODF

We (large bank in Canada) is running CP4D with IBM Storage Fusion (ODF) software on-prem in a VMWare environment. We are investigating different Openshift in a BOX solutions to run our CP4D environment. We reviewed the IBM HCI Fusion but realized ...
24 days ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Alert for AC Power missing on Fs9500

Fs9500 is considered Enterprise Storage. When AC power is missing, IBM service notification is NOT opened. Other Enterprise Storage like A9K and Ds8K are reporting this event. Moreover, even if Fs9500 is equipped with 4 different PSU, since AC pow...
about 2 months ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 6 Under review

IBM SP4C - Automatically recover Microsoft Teams Tabs on the restore process

Customer has requested the ability for IBM SP4C to automatically recover Microsoft Teams Tabs on the restore process. While the current restore functionality works, it does not automatically restores tabs to their previous state, requiring users t...
about 1 month ago in IBM Storage Protect for Cloud 1 Under review

Get SOBAR supported for Spectrum Archive Disaster Recovery

We use SOBAR to backup metadata of all data that is going to Storage Archive. This is the only way to be able to recover data that was migrated toStorage Archive and recover this data when a disaster happens. In our use case we have an active arch...
about 1 month ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 0 Under review

SP4C - Backing up Google Meet recordings & logs

The customer is considering SP4C to manage backups of Google Meet recordings and logs as part of their information governance strategy. As Meet recordings are typically stored in the organizer's Google Drive, the customer intends to utilize SP4C a...
about 1 month ago in IBM Storage Protect for Cloud 0 Under review

Leverage Storage Scale CNSA shallow copy volumes for Fusion Backup

When using Fusion Backup & Restore to create external backup copies of Storage Scale based PVCs in Openshift (Scale CNSA or Fusion GDP), temporary volumes are created from snapshots and mounted to data movers. These volumes are full copies of ...
2 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review