Freed from transporting backup data, servers have more time for real work.
regular data backups is an essential--and expensive--requirement
for business computing. IBM researchers are making backup operations
"server-less." Host computers do not read or write the backup data.
Instead, the data is copied directly from disk to tape, or disk
to disk, on a Storage Area Network
(SAN), using the new SCSI Extended Copy command. Freed of the
routine data-transport burden, server resources can be used for
real work. We are enabling the Tivoli
Storage Manager with serverless backup, while keeping its winning
features of incremental backup, centralized management, and broad
Using a SAN
to pump backup data is just one step. The connectivity and speed
of a SAN enables storage devices to carry the load of bulk data
movements, long-distance replication, data snapshots, and even routine
processing. The challenge: How can these raw capabilities be turned
into real tools to make systems work better?
does it work?
Where is the Research work?
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