In a data-driven world, it is more imperative than ever to have a current, secure data protection strategy in place.

For more than a decade now, Sentia has invested in becoming Canada's top IBM Spectrum software and solution provider. To date, we have delivered in excess of 150 successful Spectrum software IT projects on time and on budget.

Expertise and Reliability are two pillars of our corporate value system. We are proud of the Spectrum software services that we are able to offer our clients today.

Our Spectrum team is deeply skilled across the Spectrum Suite portfolio, including Spectrum Control, Protect, Protect+, Archive, Virtualize, and Scale. We have the ability to assess, design, implement and manage the Spectrum suite of software and help you protect your data costs effectively.

Sentia has a professional, flexible, and highly skilled team of experts with the ability to customize our services to suite your unique data protection needs and budget.

From implementations, upgrades and assessments to short or longer term support services agreements, we offer you choice.

Our clients have trusted us for more than 10 years to support their Spectrum software needs in a variety of ways. From initial implementations or upgrades to providing long or short-term support services while their in-house resources enjoy well deserved vacation time or focus on other areas of the business.

Sentia's Area of Expertise in IBM's Spectrum Storage Portfolio

Spectrum Protect
IBM Spectrum Protect™ (formerly known as Tivoli Storage Manager) provides scalable data protection for physical file servers, applications, and virtual environments. IBM Spectrum Protect can also be a data offload target for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, providing an ability to leverage your existing investment for long-term data retention and disaster recovery.

Spectrum Protect Plus
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a modern data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for VMs, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. Data offload to both on-premises and cloud-based object storage allow for cost-effective data retention, compliance and DR, including support for the physical and virtual tape. As of July 2019, Spectrum Protect Plus is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS).‚Äč

Spectrum Archive
Enable the lowest cost, reliable data storage with simplified tape access and the rapid deployment of SDS. IBM Spectrum Archive reduces the total cost of ownership for active archive data by up to 90%.

Spectrum Virtualize
Reduce downtime, add features and unify storage from over 440 storage systems to make block storage more efficient, agile and cloud-ready. IBM Spectrum Virtualize can increase your data storage by up to five times.

Spectrum Scale
Exceed user expectations. IBM Spectrum Scale supports big data analytics and clustered applications with high-performance, scalable storage that enables global collaboration, simplifies workflows and lowers costs with cloud tiering.
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Highly scalable software-defined on-premises storage system designed to store, protect and easily access unstructured data. Learn how this market leading software delivers virtually unlimited scalability, always-on availability, operational efficiency in a geo-dispersed system.

High-Value, Timely Service - the Only Kind Sentia Knows How to Deliver

There are many ways to leverage our IBM Spectrum Software expertise and these are just a few real-life examples of where our Professional Services team were able to add significant value to our customers in a responsive and timely manner.

Architecture and Design

Customers interested in looking for ways to improve how they manage their backups have leveraged our Spectrum Protect technical team to aid in the re-architecture and/or re-design of new and improved backup environments.

Implementation and Version Upgrades
Clients new to Spectrum Protect and other Spectrum software products have experienced accelerated implementation and quicker time to value. Existing spectrum protect clients have enjoyed version upgrades performed in a secure, efficient manner.

Health Checks and Reviews
Existing Spectrum Protect clients have asked Sentia to help ensure their backup environment(s) are maintained and reviewed on a quarterly or semi-annual basis. Our team provides a thorough review of the Spectrum Protect environment and offers recommendations to improve including new features and functions available from IBM

Administration and Support
Sentia currently manages several Spectrum Protect environments and acts as the primary backup for administrators freeing up their IT resources to focus on other priorities.

Sentia is an expert advisor providing design and deployment of advanced IT infrastructure solutions. Along with comprehensive, battle-tested experience and cutting-edge technology, we bring a passion for partnering. Our goal is to build high-value systems and services to meet the complex requirements of your business, today and tomorrow.


Why IBM Spectrum?

  • Easy to Use - A unified platform with snapshots and backups to help simplify administration for virtual and physical machines. 
  • Simple Deployment - Reduce backup infrastructure costs by more than half with scalable, software-led performance.
  • Hybrid Cloud and Object Stores - Select from a wide array of cloud and on-premise storage options that fit within your budget and performance requirements. 
  • Optimize Data Protection - Protection of up to four petabytes of user data per instance and provides policy-based multi-site replication and flexible restore capabilities.
  • Spectrum Protect Plus Integration:  IBM Spectrum Protect integrates with IBM Spectrum Protect Plus to help simplify data recovery and access for virtual machines. It streamlines data management by offloading copies for long-term storage.