Hold on to your hats, it’s new software time!

Here it is, a dual release of Spectrum Protect 8.1.6 and Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.2.

There are oodles of new features, the details of which you can find at the following links:
SP https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEQVQ_8.1.6/srv.common/r_wn_tsmserver.htmlSPP

SPP https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSNQFQ_10.1.2/spp/r_techchg_spp.html

I’ll just list a few of the new features that are of interest to me:

Spectrum Protect:

  • Tiering of inactive data to Object storage, with granular age/exception rules
  • Ransomware detection has been beefed up and now covers virtual machines as well as physical machines

Spectrum Protect Plus:

  • New GUI, much better drill down to data from GUI elements, etc.
  • DB2 is now supported for data protection and reuse, physical and virtual
  • Encryption at rest in vSNAP

You can download a free 30 day trial of Spectrum Protect Plus from the IBM web site, it installs for PoC use cases in under 15mins, dive in, have a go: