IBM Spectrum Control (formerly called Tivoli Storage Productivity Center) is the full-featured storage resource management software product from IBM. Often referred to as “TPC”, Spectrum Control performs monitoring, reporting and management of the storage infrastructure including storage systems and the storage area network fabric. Originally offered as a suite of individual products, Spectrum now has two offerings: the complete storage resource management solution available as Standard Edition and an Advanced Edition that includes analytics, service catalog, and self-service provisioning. Another related offering is Copy Services Manager (formerly Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication) which is also for mainframe operations as well as open systems.
Spectrum Control has many capabilities that have been added over time and is a comprehensive storage resource management solution. One of the most advantageous advances has been the web-based GUI that was adapted from the XIV GUI (which also was ported to other IBM storage platforms).
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