IBM Spectrum Control, previously known as IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, is the next generation in data and storage management for traditional and software-defined environments. With support for block file, and object systems, Spectrum Control enables administrators to provide efficient management for heterogeneous storage environments. Spectrum Control delivers a complete set of advanced functions to manage Spectrum Virtualize, Spectrum Accelerate, and Spectrum Scale storage infrastructures as well as traditional IBM and select 3rd party storage hardware systems.
IBM Spectrum Control manages your storage, network, servers, and consumers.
Meet the Experts
Ben Randall is a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM Systems Storage software focused on the architecture of IBM Spectrum Storage user interfaces. Ben has over 12 years of experience in storage management software and has covered block, file, and object storage. He has previously worked on disaster recovery solutions for block storage management.
Sumant Padbidri is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and chief architect of IBM Spectrum Control and Storage Insights. He has over 25 years of systems management software experience, 13 of them building storage management solutions. Sumant has been with IBM for 18 years.
Dietmar Noll is a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM Systems Storage software working as an architect for IBM Spectrum Control and Storage Insights, the Software-as-a-Service offering. Prior to Dietmar’s 14 years of experience in development of storage management software, he worked in the services and consulting business of IBM, creating custom solutions for large industrial clients.
IBM Spectrum Control
IBM Spectrum Control data management and storage management solutions provide comprehensive monitoring and alerting, enterprise-wide insights into your storage environment, capacity planning, storage reclamation and chargeback reporting. They address the two most significant storage costs: physical capacity and storage administration and provide insights into cloud, virtualized and software defined storage environments.
IBM Spectrum Control offers the following advanced capabilities:
Additionally, the Replication functionality formerly in IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is now offered in IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) , and is included in the IBM Spectrum Control package.
IBM Virtual Storage Center, previously known as IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center, delivers an end-to-end view of storage with the ability to virtualize Fibre Channel block storage infrastructures, helping you manage your data with more confidence with improved storage utilization and management efficiency. It combines IBM Spectrum Control Advanced features with IBM Spectrum Virtualize capabilities to deliver an integrated infrastructure to transform your block storage into an agile, efficient, and economical business resource.
IBM Virtual Storage Center provides three license options that can fit any size organization, including mid-sized businesses to better meet your configuration and capacity needs:.
IBM Storage Insights provides an unparalleled level of visibility to help you manage today’s complex storage infrastructures. Combining IBM’s proven data management leadership with proprietary analytics from IBM Research and Cloud delivery expertise, Storage Insights enables you to quickly and easily lower costs by optimizing your storage environment.
IBM Spectrum Control & Virtual Storage Center Customer Feedback Programs
IBM is looking for customers and business partners to participate in our Beta and Sponsor User Programs for IBM Spectrum Control and IBM Virtual Storage Center family of offerings. Both the Beta and the Sponsor User Programs provide participants with an opportunity to influence the design of future enhancements by providing feedback directly to development.
Participants in the Sponsor User Program are invited to bi-monthly meetings to provide feedback on potential future designs.
Participants in the Beta will be given access to pre-released code and asked to provide monthly feedback related to the install, time-to-value and overall user experience.
If you are interested in a more direct interaction with the VSC/Spectrum Control development, consider registering for one of these programs:
- To request enrollment in the beta program, submit the VSC/Spectrum Control Beta sign-up form
- To request enrollment in the Sponsor User Program, submit the VSC/Spectrum Control Sponsor User Program sign-up form
Note: Because new features and functionality are unannounced, the material presented throughout these programs will be classified IBM Confidential and participants will be required to accept a standard legal agreement that has been approved for use within IBM Sysytems at IBM before acceptance into the beta and/or Sponsor User Programs.