Tivoli Storage Manager: Unified recovery management and advanced data protection [IBM]

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager helps protect data assets through a single point of control.

Increasingly stringent compliance demands. Growing complexity of storage infrastructures. Data growth at an unprecedented rate. IT staff budgets in a permafreeze. It’s all liable to give storage administrators more than their fair share of gray hairs, headaches and sleepless nights.

But it’s not all bad news. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager can help businesses manage and protect their data assets by delivering a single point of control and administration for most of their storage management needs. In fact, Tivoli Storage Manager delivers centralized, web-based administration and intelligent data move-and-store techniques to help ease storage management. The product scales from small to very large installations, and supports more than 50 operating system versions and hundreds of devices. It also facilitates a multitude of connections, including internet, WANs, LANs and SANs.

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The last virtual mile: Visibility and control on the virtualized path [Symantec]

As organizations move to their next phase of virtualization, with virtualized environments beyond 30%, many still worry about the infrastructure and application failures that were not as significant when applications were virtualized in the lower tiers.

Up here, there’s a much more serious risk to these business critical applications. In fact, more than half of respondents in a recent survey said their main challenge now was ensuring application availability. A big problem, though, has been finding a simple and reliable solution that can protect Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications and minimize the downtime associated with application failures within virtual machines.

While thankfully most customers aren’t choosing to leave their business critical applications unprotected, they are often delaying that last mile of virtualization or they’re moving into virtualization by compromising in one of two ways:

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Buried in big data? Why its time to evolve your archiving solution [Symantec]

Are you ready for the data explosion?

Symantec Enterprise Vault offers more control and protection of intellectual property and corporate assets.

Over the last four years alone, the digital universe has expanded by over 400% and is now somewhere around 1 zettabyte (1 trillion gigabytes – yes, trillion) in size. That includes emails, instant messages, Microsoft® SharePoint® libraries, files, the works – or, put it another way, the equivalent of a stack of books from the sun to Pluto and back again.

To keep up, organizations need a platform that can efficiently store and manage this exploding unstructured data and also find the needle in the haystack when users have to access specific information at any given moment. Not to mention, organizations are increasingly being ordered to produce email messages and other files relevant to electronic discovery – with severe penalties for not complying with a court’s discovery order.

In other words, organizations increasingly need to satisfy their business, legal and regulatory needs today as well into the future – in a way that doesn’t sap time and financial resources.

Symantec Enterprise Vault offers businesses such a platform, one that takes long-term control of intellectual property and corporate assets, offering optimally efficient management of SharePoint data, and effortlessly storing, managing and allowing for discovery of unstructured information.

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