IBM Seeks to Simplify Data Protection

IBM has rolled out new data protection software intended to help simplify data recovery. IBM Spectrum ProtectPlus can be set up quickly making data protection available in as little as one hour, the company said.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is offered for two different deployment options: as a standalone software installed into virtualized environments or as an integrated function with IBM’s Spectrum Protect software. Further, IBM Spectrum Protect’s hybrid cloud capabilities are designed to rapidly move data from on-premises back-end storage to public or private clouds.

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus provides data availability using snapshot technology for rapid backup, recovery and data management. Designed to be used by virtual machines (VM) and application administrators, it also provides data clone functionality to support and automate DevOps workflows. Unlike other data availability solutions, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus also has data protection and monitoring based upon automated Service Level Agreements to provide backup status and support retention compliance.

Specifically designed for virtual machine environments to support daily administration and deliver robust data protection, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus deploys without agents and features a simple, role-based user interface. “IBM Spectrum Protect Plus has been designed for easy setup, easy management and easy recovery that puts the emphasis of data control and management where it needs to be for end users”, said Ed Walsh, general manager of IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure. “The result is simplified backup administration through a single platform, which is especially important for VM-focused data backup, archive, and retention.”

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