Here is the announcement for Spectrum Protect 8.1.7 and Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.3. To go GA on 22nd/Feb.
A few bits that strike me personally are:
Spectrum Protect Plus gains:
- Exchange Support! Yay!
- Protect Plus Server HA support
- Much improved long term/DR offload to Spectrum Protect and S3 directly, including IBM COS retention lock for immutability. Now supporting all workloads from all sources (Hyper-v, VMware and Windows, Linux, UNIX Applications)
- Mongo DB support for virtual and physical servers including data re-use.
Spectrum Protect gains:
- Retention sets!!! The long time Achiles Heel of progressive incremental has been the inability to store individual long retention backups from a single agent/client, requiring two or more instances of an agent. No Longer! Individual backups can now be retained longer to allow for different retentions for weekly, monthly, yearly, backups.