Monday, August 11, 2014

IBM Storage Software Hands-On Lab - You Are Invited!

Grand Rapids, MI   |   Wednesday, Sep 3   |   9am - 4pm

Clients only.  No Business Partners.

Come join us at the Grand Rapids IBM Center @ 2900 Charlevoix Dr Se Grand Rapids, MI 49546-7085 for a day of hands-on storage management labs that are self-paced, and designed with you in mind.  

Take advantage of these free services to hone your skills or to tackle areas that have long peaked your business interests. 
Hands-on Labs:
  • Hands-on labs provide an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand technical experience with IBM’s products and solutions.
  • Come to the lab room at your convenience and take as many of the labs as you like.
  • Lab exercises are self-paced and designed to take between 45 and 90 minutes each.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity even if you have no gaps in your busy schedule.
  • Subject Matter Experts will be on-site to point you to the topics that best fit your interests and to assist you with your lab exercise.
  • Personalized Whiteboard sessions are available upon request.

Multiple labs are available under the following lead topics:

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager – Enterprise backup, archive, recovery, space management, database and application protection, and bare machine recovery and disaster recovery capabilities.  
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments - Provides advanced data protection and flexible recovery options for VMware vSphere ESX and ESXi servers.
IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager - Perform and manage frequent, near-instant, nondisruptive, application-aware backups and restores, leveraging advanced FlashCopy snapshot technologies in IBM and non-IBM storage systems.
IBM Virtual Storage Center - Storage virtualization resource management software for managing heterogeneous storage infrastructures through a centralized, web-based management console that helps with day to day storage provisioning, performance management, data replication requirements, with increased storage utilization and automated storage tiering.  Inclusive of Tivoli Productivity Center, San Volume Controller and FlashCopy Manager.

Lab Details
OBJECTIVE:  Provide the opportunity for hands on access to some of our most popular software solutions in a lab/training environment.

AUDIENCE:  This workshop is appropriate for TSM Administrators, storage administrators, VMware administrators and SQL Data Base administrators.

COST:  This session is offered free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own business travel expenses. (* Meals are being provided for attendees who are permitted to accept vendor meals, for example, non-government employees and contractors)

SCHEDULE:  This 1-day workshop will start at 9:00 AM and end at approximately 4:00 PM. The date is TBD, based on client interest.

ENROLLMENT:  If you are interested, please send an e-mail to me at with the following information:
  • Subject Line:  "IBM Workshop Lab - Enrollment Request"
  • Your name
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your phone number
  • You company/organization name
  • Lab Session Requested (Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments, Tivoli Storage Flashcopy Manager, Virtual Storage Center)

Seating is limited. Enrollments will be processed on a first come first serve basis. A confirmation email will be sent approximately one week prior to the workshop.

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