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IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) 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 can allow 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, making it possible to get true disk-based backup at the price of tape.

Solution Brief

IBM TSM Solution BriefExaGrid 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.

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ExaGrid Achieves IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) Certification

ExaGrid Systems, Inc., the leader in cost-effective, scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced it has been awarded Ready for IBM Tivoli support certification. In order to achieve Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) certification, IBM Tivoli testing teams have validated that ExaGrid’s EX Series appliances are seamlessly integrated and fully compatible to work with the Tivoli storage management software.

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