Published on Jul 16, 2012

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View this video to understand how Tivoli Storage Productivity Center can help you manage your storage environment.

As the world becomes increasingly instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, storage managers today often find themselves struggling to accommodate exponential data growth while maintaining high levels of service and availability.
In addition to the data growth, storage managers are challenged with mixed-vendor storage environments, complexity arising from server virtualization, and increasing costs associated with management and maintenance. Analysts report that for every dollar spent on storage, eight dollars is spent on managing that storage.
Specifically, storage managers tend to ask:
• From a single console, can I view the complete storage and storage network topology?
• Can I proactively monitor performance by identifying the problem areas and bottlenecks?
• How do I reduce costs associated with downtime, productivity and storage utilization?
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, or “TPC”, is a market leader in the storage resource management software segment; and is placed in the ‘Leadership’ quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SRM and SAN Management Software 2012.
TPC offers a fully-integrated, web-based user interface, based on the industry-leading XIV platform. TPC’s user interface provides a quick overview of the entire storage topology with easy navigation into specific storage entities, with useful and intuitive ‘right-click’ options to access additional functions.
TPC provides simplified management of multi-vendor storage systems from IBM, EMC, NetApp, HP — storage systems that are compliant with Storage Management Initiative-Specification (SMI-S) standards.

TPC offers ease of storage provisioning combined with best practice recommendations for optimal SAN performance.
Monitoring, for both Performance and Overall Health, is the key to service delivery and availability. TPC enables proactive performance management and troubleshooting; provides near-real-time storage performance indicators such as port and controller performance, a topology view for bottleneck analysis, and error statistics to assist in troubleshooting.
TPC offers improved reporting and analytics through integration with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence. TPC provides quicker time-to-value with out-of-the-box reports and easy drill up and drill down functions for both reporting and charting.
TPC natively integrates with IBM XIV, DS8000, SVC and Storwize V7000 to provide efficient management of these storage systems. Advanced capabilities include long-term performance trending, configuration change management, and capacity analysis and management.
TPC helps reduce costs by optimizing storage utilization, cutting application downtime, improving administrative staff productivity and consolidating management capabilities into a single comprehensive management console.

Conclusion

TPC offers fully-integrated storage infrastructure management for your entire storage infrastructure; helping you manage heterogeneous storage, storage networks, capacities and replication services.
To learn more about Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, visit ibm.com or speak to your IBM Sales Representative or IBM Business Partner.

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