IBM Safeguarded Copy for FlashSystem Storage is like the IBM universe’s superhero of data protection. It’s the Samwise to your Frodo, the Chewbacca to your Han Solo, the Donkey to your Shrek (okay, maybe not that one). But seriously, this technology is like having a personal bodyguard for all your important data. If you want to protect your data like a boss, read on to discover the power of IBM Safeguarded Copy. 

Immutable Copies

One of the key features of IBM Safeguarded Copy is its ability to create immutable point-in-time copies. This feature provides an strong layer of security and protection for critical data, because it ensures that once a copy’s been made, it cannot be altered or deleted. These immutable copies are created using advanced snapshot technology, which captures a complete and consistent image of the data at a specific point in time. This means that even if the original data is compromised or lost, the immutable copy remains intact and can be used to restore the system to its previous state.  

Child Pool Technology

The use of Child Pool technology within IBM Safeguarded Copy ensures the integrity and security of these data backups. Child Pools are essentially groups of virtual tape volumes that are created from backup data, allowing users to access and manage those backups more efficiently. This technology is especially useful in environments where there are multiple backup jobs running concurrently, as it helps to prevent conflicts and ensures that each job has the resources it needs to complete successfully. 

Furthermore, Child Pool technology allows users to create isolated storage areas for sensitive or confidential data. This can be particularly important in industries such as healthcare or finance where data privacy is critical. By using Safeguarded Copy to segregate sensitive data from other backups, organizations can minimize the risk of unauthorized access or disclosure. 

User Separation

The User Separation feature within IBM Safeguarded Copy is a critical aspect of the platform’s security and privacy capabilities. This feature ensures that each user within an organization has their own secure environment in which to operate, with unique credentials and separate access controls. By separating users in this way, IBM Safeguarded Copy can further prevent unauthorized access to data. Moreover, User Separation provides a valuable audit trail, allowing administrators to track user activity and quickly identify any unauthorized or suspicious behavior. This comprehensive security architecture makes IBM Safeguarded Copy an ideal solution for organizations looking to safeguard their data against internal and external threats while maintaining compliance with relevant regulations. 

A couple other big benefits to highlight are Safeguarded Copy’s ability to encrypt sensitive data during transmission and storage, as well as its flexible recovery options. These options allow users to restore individual files or entire systems extremely quickly and efficiently. Its user-friendly interface makes it easy to set up and manage backups, while its automation capabilities help reduce the risk of human error.  

Overall, IBM Safeguarded Copy provides a robust and reliable solution for protecting critical data in even the most demanding environments. Request a demo!