Sept 2016: Spectrum Protect 7.1.7 Announced

Spectrum Protect 7.1.7 will be generally available on September 16th. This version includes…

  • Support for Amazon S3 cloud containers continues Protect’s development into cloud object storage offerings.
  • Cloud object storage performance enhancements – Local object caching will enable cloud backups to complete more quickly.
  • The ability to add a tape copy pool to either a new or existing directory container storage pool.  This allows a deduplicated copy of a container pool to be used for offsite, for compliance, or for nearline eg: for repairing a damaged Container Pool.
  • Simplified LDAP integration.  7.1.7 updates the LDAP integration so you can authenticate Spectrum Protect users by using an Active Directory database on a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server. With this method, you use the standard user accounts that are registered with the LDAP server. The same user ID can be used to authenticate to the Tivoli Storage Manager server and to the LDAP server.

Some great technical videos will be on youtube on 16th Sept: