STORServer Rolls Out 2 Products for Tivoli Storage Manager

STORServer Reporter provides continuous data monitoring and STORServer Agent gives centralized backups of ESX Servers

STORServer recently debuted two new products for users of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM): the STORServer Reporter for IBM TSM and the STORServer Agent for VMware Consolidated Backup.

According to a press release from the company, the STORServer Reporter uses a "live data collection process" that continuously records data from TSM servers. This process is performed within STORSever Reporter's own database, so there is no extra burden on TSM servers.

Using the gathered data, STORServer Reporter then generates up-to-date server reports that administrators can use for trending, problem analysis and more. It can also help companies make sure they meet compliance and regulatory standards "by providing a complete picture of client backup completion status and trends."

The second product, the STORServer Agent, "centralizes the backup of VMware ESX servers to your TSM server," the company said. This eliminates the need to have separate backup clients on individual virtual machines or ESX servers. The result, according to STORServer, is better manageability and reduced costs.

Ellen Rome, STORServer's vice president of marketing and sales, said in a statement: "STORServer has a long history of making TSM much easier to use and manage with our STORServer Manager graphical user interface and appliance approach. These new offerings deliver on our philosophy of enhancing the administrator's experience with TSM, while enabling them to take advantage of the best backup engine in the market."

Previously, the STORServer Agent has been available only with the STORServer Appliance product. STORServer announced that it is now offering the STORServer Agent "packaged with a VCB-only appliance" or as a "software-only solution" for Windows Server users who plan to install the VCB proxy. For more information, visit http://www.storserver.com

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