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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

Provide a resource to verify PGP Keys in SW Packages (e.g. B/A Client)

The SW Packages usually contain a specific PGP key to check validity of the downloaded package. Unfortunately, these keys are changed/replaced without any announcement. By this, customers do not know if the PGP key he has is valid or manipulated. ...
4 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 0 Under review

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

Option to configure rsize parameter in Storage Copy Data Management for Spectrum Virtualize/Flashsystem

Currently Storage Copy Data Management creates FlashCopy target volumes on Spectrum Virtualize/Flashsystem devices launching the following command: mkvdisk -mdiskgrp <pool_name> -iogrp <io_grp_name> -size <size> -rsize 0% -autoex...
8 months ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Planned for future release

TSM client & server support for CENTOS

Please support CENTOS as a platform for TSM server and client. All other major backup tools support CENTOS as a backup client or server architecture. You cannot stay behind. No support means for us undoubtedly abandoning the TSM (SP) platform.
over 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Not under consideration

IBM Spectrum IBM Spectrum Protect Replication to 3rd SP Server and/or Public Cloud Storage

We can currently only replicate a node's data to only 1 IBM Spectrum Protect server. Various customers now have a requirement to replicate to a 3rd site or to the cloud.
almost 7 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 6 Not under consideration

IBM Redbooks for IBM Spectrum Protect / IBM SpectrumProtect Plus

There are no longer IBM Redbooks for this product available. The education budget was shrinked and the Admin Guide was removed. Where should customers get information how to work with this product
over 6 years ago in Storage Protect Family / Product functionality 1 Not under 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