NetApp provides fast, scalable, and reliable storage for content and database, plus enhanced data protection and compliance.
An estimated 80% of enterprise data consists
of unstructured content not contained in databases. IBM DB2 Content
Manager (IBM CM) is used by leading enterprises worldwide to manage
images, documents, archived e-mail, SAP archives, and high-volume
print files. NetApp solutions offer the ideal storage for IBM CM
content and metadata, increasing availability, enhancing
compliance, and lowering total cost of ownership.
IBM DB2 Content Manager is a powerful and highly scalable solution
for enterprise content management (ECM). Popular with large
enterprise and government customers, IBM CM creates an intense data
demand both for the metadata—in a DB2
database—and for the content typically stored in network
shares or within Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) volumes.
Whatever the top storage requirements for IBM
CM, NetApp solutions deliver them, from terabytes of fast,
reliable, and affordable content storage to even faster SAN and
iSCSI-based block storage for DB2 database tables. NetApp
SnapLock® also integrates with Tivoli Storage Manager Data
Retention Manager—also known as IBM System Storage
Archive Manager—to support enforced compliance and
retention at the storage hardware level.
- Fast, reliable, near-line storage. NetApp SATA disk
storage with enhanced RAID-DP™ protection against disk
failure is fast, reliable, and affordable—ideal for IBM
CM content storage, either with or without Tivoli Storage
- SnapLock enhances compliance. Increasing regulatory
compliance demands often require that content be protected from
tampering and early deletion at the storage level. NetApp SnapLock
is integrated with IBM CM via TSM Data Retention Manager to provide
this added level of compliance, making NetApp storage ideal for
replacing outdated optical libraries and for handling e-mail or SAP
archiving with IBM CM CommonStore.
- Superior database storage for DB2 UDB. NetApp database
storage technology delivers instant backups, nearly instant
recovery, and simplified database table management for DB2 UDB,
which handles critical metadata for IBM CM.
- Fast, transparent encryption. Decru DataFort®
appliances from Decru®, a NetApp company, can encrypt IBM
CM databases or content (or both) without significantly impacting
performance. This improves compliance and data privacy for
sensitive data, such as financial records and personal healthcare