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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager miglior software per backup e recovery dello storage

Frost & Sullivan announced that IBM Tivoli Storage Manager was awarded "Best in Product Class" for storage backup and recovery software.
According to Frost & Sullivan, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager obtained the highest rating from customers in terms of its ability to provide the most comprehensive storage management solution, and it also received high marks for product innovation and best pricing structure. "While conducting the analysis, I was thoroughly impressed with the return-on-investment (ROI) that an all-encompassing storage management solution like IBM Tivoli Storage Manager provides businesses," said Anthony Mulieri, industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "After personally speaking with end users, there was consistent feedback regarding the efficiencies a storage management solution provides an organization: significant reduction of necessary staff to manage the storage environment, ease of use and broad overall capabilities. For this, end users praised IBM Tivoli for its Storage Manager offering." In spite of the economic difficulties of this past year, Frost & Sullivan research indicates data storage needs and critical requirements for storage, disaster recovery, storage monitoring, data and managed storage solutions have continued to grow at a healthy pace. According to new market information found in the report Storage Management - An End Users Perspective and Market Overview (A130-71), Frost & Sullivan believes the storage management software market, which includes backup and recovery, storage virtualization and replication, will grow to $8.2 Billion by the year 2005. As detailed in Frost & Sullivan's new market findings, end-users were asked about their most important storage management criteria and challenges. End-users reported the high cost of storage management as the biggest challenge. Other key obstacles end-users cited were storage administration, product reliability and interoperability concerns. "The University of Texas at Austin has been an IBM Tivoli Storage Manager customer for almost five years now, providing us with disaster recovery and backups for our servers that host the critical services of the Information Technology Services department, as well as desktop workstations, said Richard Jinkins, Manager, Computing Services, University of Texas at Austin. "IBM Tivoli Storage Manager has always proven to be reliable and flexible, and new functionality found in the 5.1 version makes IBM Tivoli Storage Manager an even better fit in our organization." According to the analysis, the following factors facilitated IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to be selected as the best in product class for storage backup and recovery: - IBM's customer focus, as well as its ongoing incorporation of end-user requirements; such as integrating a policy-based approach to storage management. - IBM Tivoli Storage Manager improved performance and ability to scale without compromising reliability. End-users ranked performance, reliability, and scalability as critical to their storage management solutions. Broad platform support. - Ability to provide end-users with a quick payback in terms of reducing number of staff, low-impact backups and ease-of-use relevant to daily usage. "IBM Tivoli is a leader in the storage space, because we consistently provide our customers with tools that both simplify and enable proactive management of their storage environment," said Brenda Zawatski, vice president, Tivoli Storage, IBM Software Group. "We also continue to add functionality to our storage offerings that further enhance customer time to value, and we offer among the industry's best in terms of data backup speeds and platform and device support. Customers look to IBM for an open approach to managing storage resources and Tivoli Storage solutions certainly deliver."

Autore: Redazione FullPress
News inserita in: Software
Pubblicato il: 03 maggio 2002

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