IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - (Page 46)
Focus on Storage
Bene?ts of System Storage technology
Access the Power
Tivoli storagemanagement solutions reduce costs and improve ef?ciency
BY TAMI DEEDRICK
BM System z* customers know their z/OS* implementations have very powerful built-in storage-management functions, but some think “powerful” is just a euphemism
for “you can do almost anything if you’re a guru and know how.” Many customers use additional tools to help streamline and simplify storage management. IBM has been fleshing out its System z storage-management tools for the past several years to build a tight, integrated solution stack that meets the challenges of data proliferation and increasingly stringent storage requirements.
The IBM Tivoli* storage-management product manager, IBM Software Group. “The Tivoli solution can save them money and in most cases offer additional function over other solutions.” Ma nag i ng sec u re access for thousands of users and petabytes of business-critical data requires integrated, efficient and skillful storage management. The IBM Tivoli storagemanagement solution for z/OS does that and more.
solution for z/OS improves efficiency, reduces costs and helps prevent costly and disruptive outages. It offers a robust portfolio of software, enabling you to automate tasks such as storage administration, storage allocation, Integrated Catalog Facility (ICF) catalog management, monitoring and management of IBM Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem Hierarchical Storage Management (DFSMShsm), tape-device sharing, tape-data stacking and even full-blown disaster recovery. All of these capabilities are accessible from a single, easy-to-use GUI. “Many customers are surprised when they see what IBM is offering and how the solution can lower their total cost of ownership,” says Bob Teter, senior
Integration is Key
“Integ rat ing between the var ious System z storage-management products is key because of the efficiencies that happen in leveraging the power of each one of these products,” Teter says. The centerpiece of this integration is the Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP). Provided by
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