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How IBM is Rethinking its Data Protection Line-Up

Following up on my take on the evolution of product and strategy of companies like Cohesity and NetApp, today I’d like to talk about IBM and its new data protection solution Spectrum Data Protect Plus.

IBM AND ITS DATA PROTECTION LINE-UP

In short, not too long ago IBM changed the names of all its storage products. I totally understand why they did it and it makes a lot of sense from a marketing point of view, but it is still confusing for people like myself that were familiar with the products before this change. Besides, with products now having similar names, it could be difficult to discern who does what.

In this particular case, data protection, you now have two products:

  • IBM Spectrum Data Protect: the good, old, TSM. While this product is one of those that have written Backup’s history and supports a myriad of Operating Systems
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