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Storage Defender

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

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

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

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...
15 days ago in Storage Defender 0 Submitted

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

Enable Web Proxy for DMS agent communication to IBM Cloud

Build in a option to configure the use of a web proxy to enable the DMS agent for Storage Protect to communicate with the IBM Cloud for Storage Protect servers that do not/cannot have direct access to the internet and require a web proxy for inter...
about 1 month ago in Storage Defender 0 Under review

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

Data Protect as part of IBM Storage Defender and improvement for cluster-failover

Assume there are two Data Protect Clusters in metro-distance (<30km). Both clusters are loosely coupled only. Just backup data itself are mirrored asynchronously, but no meta-data. What are the issues with that? As a consequence, in case of a f...
about 2 months ago in Storage Defender 0 Under review

Expand Defender Data Protect capabilities to include agent support for Proxmox hypervisors

The concept involves utilizing Defender Data Protect to seamlessly integrate with Proxmox VE for VM-consistent backups, granular file recovery, and employing the same techniques as it does with VMware. This includes features such as instant mass r...
5 months ago in Storage Defender 2 Not under consideration