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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 2 months ago in Storage Defender 0 Under review

Relaxing IP quorums placement dependency on the Ethernet ports where the service IP address assigned.

Currently, IP quorums for HyperSwap as well as Policy-Based HA configurations need to be connected to the systems' Ethernet port where the service IP address being assigned. This current design of placing IP quorums prohibits from having a secure ...
7 days ago in IBM Spectrum Virtualize / FlashSystem 0 Submitted

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...
2 months ago in Storage Defender 2 Future consideration
136 VOTE

Enhancement to DS8K's HMC power supply redundancy

We request more power paths for HMC of DS8K. My customer had the incident that two IO enclosures (#3 and #4) fail in DS8886 and both HMCs were cut off from the power path, making the HMCs unusable. As a result, logging and remote support could not...
10 months ago in IBM DS8000 0 Planned for future release

Please, support to restore NDMP-formatted data retrieved from NAS in a cluster configuration from [tape media](LTO) to another NAS storage system

Why is it useful? : A common-sense solution for backup restoration is achieved with the combination of NAS storage, ISPs, and tape media.Who would benefit from it? : Nearly all users operating tape backups on NAS storage with a cluster configurati...
14 days ago in Storage Protect Family / Spectrum Protect (Server) 0 Under review

Improve DIO on sparse files to avoid E-HOLE error

The customer is using Db2 pureScale and allocates tablespace using preallocation.But there are enormous performance issue was caused by the DIO thrashing ( frequent switching back and forth between DIO and Buffered IO ) due to E_HOLE errors.We ana...
15 days ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 1 Not under consideration

Ability to open a case for Storage Insights via Storage Insights

Request to allow a user to open a support case for Storage Insights using Storage Insights. Storage Insights is able to open support cases for the IBM block storage systems but it does not have an option to open a support case for itself. As a res...
about 2 months ago in IBM Storage Insights 0 Under review

Option for consistently following symbolic links in AFM

AFM's default behavior updates symlinks without fetching the target file at the home site. This behavior can cause applications that are relying on that symlink to break. We are requesting a feature that allows AFM to follow symlinks if the target...
4 months ago in Storage Scale (formerly known as GPFS) 3 Planned for future release

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...
28 days ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Add a dedicated time frame for media verification function

We would like to define a dedicated time frame in the media verification function so that this verification function is not active during daily backups. This will allow you to unassign the tape drives to this verification function and assign them ...
about 1 month ago in IBM TS4500 Tape Library 2 Future consideration