The event at IBM Bedfont went well today, thanks to all for supporting us. The day was essentially to layout Silverstring’s RAP framework for Storage Management Automation(SMA).
RAP stand for Reduce, Automate and Protect. We figure these are the three results people look for from a successful SMA engagement. For instance under the “Reduce” element we will put TPC data audits for identifying archivable data and dedupe for reducing primary and backup storage. For “Automation” we will discuss the PREDATAR suite for automating TSM management. Finally for “Protection” we will discuss our automated TSM recovery tool (PREDATAR Recovery Tracker) and consult offerings such as TSM Health checks and Recovery Audits. So enough of the ramble, basically we based the day around the RAP theme.
We used the “Reduce” section to cover the official launch of the TSMagic product (we didn’t get the same cheers and clapping Steve Jobs gets, how does he do it!?). It was nice letting the product out into the open for general inspection and prodding, we got some good interest in the product that is very encouraging! (phew, we didn’t waste months of development).
Ronnie De Giorgio covered the “Automation” section of RAP by giving us a comprehensive run through of the PREDATAR product set. He gave an insight into the future of PREDATAR wearing his hat as PREDATAR Development Manager.
The final section of RAP, “Protect” was covered with one of the products from the security and encryption giant THALES. Simon Taylor presented on the TEMS key management appliance that will allow a fully secured and offsited method of implementing key management for tape and disk products.
If anyone wants the materials that we used or other marketing bumf on the products then email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
All in all a tiring but enjoyable day that will hopefully lead to some business…