Toolbox with handWe all know that data is growing exponentially. The nature of data is changing, too, including more video, audio and images than ever. And it comes from different places, such as social media and the Internet of Things in addition to the enterprise itself.

Data is used in analytics operations and cognitive workloads, and is backed-up and archived. It’s even stored in different ways, in software-defined, storage-rich server environments and in the cloud.

While beneficial for businesses, these differences can add complexity and cost for IT. As businesses continue to add flash, file, object data and software-defined components to their IT infrastructure, more storage software will be needed. How do you know you have the right tools for your storage environment? Will your future needs require you to expand your capabilities?

IBM has enhanced its IBM Spectrum Storage family to address challenges from management to licensing. The suite includes a comprehensive family of software-defined storage tools that improve the way organizations manage, protect and store data with these programs and more:

Spectrum Protect is designed to enable data backup and recovery for virtual, physical, cloud and software-defined environments.

Spectrum Control provides a data and storage management solution with comprehensive monitoring, automation and analytics. With on-premise and cloud-based variants, it address the two most significant storage costs: physical capacity and storage administration.

Spectrum Virtualize manages virtualized storage as a single storage pool, integrating islands of storage and easing management and optimization of the overall storage environment. It works with in-line, real-time compression, virtual disk mirroring, encryption, distributed RAID, FlashCopy snapshots, and remote data replication available to all storage in the pool regardless of native capability.

Find out more and join the conversation! Every third Thursday through March, Sirius is hosting live webinars that cover Spectrum Virtualize, Spectrum Control and Spectrum Protect. Here’s the upcoming schedule:

January 19, 2017

February 16, 2017

March 16, 2017