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IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11, Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7, Spectrum Copy Data Management 2.2.12

Deliver enhanced container, workload, and cloud support.

IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1.11, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7, and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management 2.2.12 deliver enhanced container, workload, and cloud support

Spectrum Protect 8.1.11:

  • Expands cloud choices by enabling clients to store backup data and IBM Spectrum Protect database backups in Google Cloud Storage (GCS)
  • Opens Spectrum Protect storage to modern applications by enabling Amazon S3 capable applications to store directly to the Spectrum Protect data repository
  • Adds Spectrum Protect Snapshot support for hardware snapshot functionality in FlashSystems 9200 HyperSwap Unix and Linux configurations
  • Provides the ability to create a second copy of the backup repository and store it on tape for air gap protection vs. cyberattacks
  • Updates Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning SAP certification and adds support for Backint for SAP HANA interface (HANA-BRINT 1.5)

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus 10.1.7:

  • Introduces support for Red Hat OpenShift
  • Offers enhanced overall Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes support by adding protection for clusters and Kubernetes metadata saved in etcd
  • Provides the ability to recover Kubernetes and OpenShift workloads in alternate locations
  • Provides the ability to recover data (persistent volume claims) and metadata saved in etcd in the event of a disaster
  • Containerizes the Spectrum Protect Plus Server and provides a Red Hat Operator to enable deployment in OpenShift environments
  • Expands Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver support to include support and OpenShift Container Storage (OCS) Ceph RADOS Block Devices (RBD)
  • Enhances Windows file system support with performance and scalability improvements

IBM Copy Data Management 2.2.12:

  • Adds support for Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System on AIX
  • Adds performance improvements for supported company’s devices
  • Adds support for Purity CloudSnap and Purity ActiveCluster for Pure Storage
  • Adds support for HPE Nimble Storage

In Software Announcement 220-277, dated June 9, 2020, support for Oracle databases running on Oracle ACFS was erroneously announced as a feature of Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus. It is only a feature of IBM Copy Data Management.

Planned availability date: November 20, 2020