IBM® TSM (Spectrum Protect) customers can quickly and efficiently back up their data on the most cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup system available on the market. By backing up to an ExaGrid appliance, TSM customers can gain improved backup performance, fast and reliable data restores, and superior scalability to maintain performance as data grows over time.
When TSM customers install an ExaGrid in an IBM TSM environment, their management challenge becomes dramatically simpler. Not only can these customers significantly reduce their dependence on tape, they also no longer need to manage a separate primary disk pool as a staging area from which to copy daily TSM backups, as the ExaGrid effectively acts as both the primary disk pool and the primary storage pool. This allows TSM customers to free up the expensive disk they were using as their primary disk pool and reclaim that for their primary storage needs.
In addition, with ExaGrid’s GRID-based architecture, IBM TSM customers not only get the best possible backup performance, they also get the ability to easily maintain that performance as their data grows over time. The combination of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and ExaGrid disk-based backup with deduplication also makes it possible to store backup data in a much smaller footprint and get true disk-based backup at the price of tape.
ExaGrid and IBM TSM
IBM TSM customers backing up to an ExaGrid appliance can gain improved backup performance, fast and reliable data restores, and superior scalability to maintain performance as data grows over time. All with a disk-based backup system that allows TSM customers to avoid the hassles of backing up to tape.