News | January 29, 2013

STORServer Now Updating Customers' IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Environments For Free

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –– STORServer®, the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, is now offering customers the chance to upgrade their IBM Tivoli Storage Manager environments to version 6.3 for free.

Using its proven method of upgrading data protection environments, STORServer will update customers’ existing licenses on to its faster, more robust hardware at no cost. The company is taking away the burden of a TSM upgrade and giving customers the functionality their business demands. The offer will end on July 1, 2013.

“Users of TSM v5 are likely struggling with scalability, reliability and performance problems on top of having difficulty protecting virtual machines,” said Jarrett Potts, director of strategic marketing for STORServer. “For those customers who want the new features and functions of TSM v6.3, such as deduplication, virtual machine backup or node replication, we’ll provide the upgrade for them at no cost and with little effort on their end.”

Moving to TSM v6.3 will help users reduce costs, simplify administration and improve application availability. Specific benefits of updating to TSM v6.3 include:

  • Improved scalability: 87 percent fewer backup servers needed
  • Built-in data deduplication: 40 percent less storage capacity needed
  • Elimination of all database management tasks with DB2 ‘under the covers’
  • Streamlined administration console for faster completion of admin tasks
  • Automatic agent updates for reduced maintenance time
  • Faster, smarter backups for less downtime
  • Built-in reporting and monitoring to find and fix problems faster
  • Enterprise-class internal database offers fewer problems

Built on IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, STORServer offers a complete suite of enterprise backup appliances, software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery challenges. STORServer EBA 3100, 2100, 1100 and 800 recently took four out of five top positions in the DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide. After evaluating 66 products, DCIG felt that no other backup appliance came close to the EBA3100, placing it in a category of its own.

STORServer also offers a data recovery guarantee ensuring that customers will not only get their data back in the event of a loss, but the data will be useable once it is recovered. In addition, the company provides every customer the opportunity to try out a backup appliance risk-free with its 30-day money back guarantee.

For more information on the company’s line of data backup solutions, visit To download the full DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide, visit

About STORServer®

STORServer, Inc. is a leading provider of data backup solutions for the mid-market. The company offers a complete suite of appliances, software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery issues once and for all, and reduce install and management time to just minutes a day. STORServer sells exclusively through a nationwide network of industry-leading backup partners. For press inquiries, contact Megan Lawler at For more information, visit