NetApp Dramatically Speeds Backup Time for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Customers
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - February 5,
2009 - NetApp today announced the integration of
NetApp® SnapMirror® to Tape and Snapshot™
technologies with IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) 6.
As a result, NetApp and IBM customers using TSM 6 will experience
enhanced backup and disaster recovery capabilities for data stored
on NetApp FAS and IBM System Storage® N series storage
TSM 6 leverages NetApp SnapMirror to Tape
technology, enabling customers to use TSM Network Data Management
Protocol (NDMP) support to back up FAS and IBM N series volumes
directly to tape or across the network to any tape device managed
by TSM. This can be done without having to scan each volume to find
new and changed files, helping reduce the amount of time customers
need to back up their FAS and IBM N series systems, which can make
the backup process up to 12 times faster.
TSM 6 also leverages NetApp Snapshot
technology to reduce progressive incremental file backup time by
comparing the current backup Snapshot copy with the previous backup
Snapshot copy to identify new, changed, and deleted files.
Traditional backup scans of large file systems can take hours.
However, TSM 6, together with NetApp Snapshot technology, completes
the identification of new, changed, and deleted files in seconds,
drastically reducing the amount of time customers need to complete
NetApp file system backups with TSM.
"The improvements in Tivoli Storage Manager 6
are all about keeping ahead of the tidal wave of data growth.
Integrating new NetApp Snapshot technology and SnapMirror to Tape
technology with the latest version of our TSM software enables us
to provide our customers with much improved backup performance,
even as their data volumes continue to grow," said Kelly Beavers,
director, IBM Storage Software. "The ability to reduce the time it
takes for incremental backups and creating an improved capability
to perform file-level restores will instantly benefit NetApp
customers who upgrade to TSM 6."
"NetApp is committed to providing customers
with the industry's most efficient storage solutions," said Patrick
Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "Through
our integration of NetApp Snapshot and SnapMirror to Tape
technologies, NetApp and IBM are helping solve an industry-wide
problem customers face with backing up large storage systems by
reducing the amount of time needed to complete their backups."
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Customer pricing for TSM 6 is available from IBM sales or reseller
partners. Customer pricing for NetApp products mentioned in this
release is available from NetApp sales or reseller partners. TSM 6
with NetApp SnapMirror to Tape and Snapshot technologies is
available for order immediately and will begin shipping on March
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