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Program of the GSE ISP-Symposium 2019

This is version 4.1 (27.09.2019) of the program of the GSE ISP-Symposium 2019.

Many speakers in partly parallel sessions will fill out a 3 day program offering recent insight on functionality, performance, usability and scalability as well as other aspects of the IBM Spectrum Protect Product (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager).

Breaks and evening events complete this by offering an ideal surrounding for informal discussions and collection of ideas.

Jump to: Tuesday 24th Wednesday 25th Thursday26th Friday27th


Tuesday 24 September 2019

Registration Opens 11:30

Exhibition Open 13:00

Around the session break area there will be several small booths with companies showing their Spectrum-Protect-related products. We expect a good time for new contacts between arriving delegates and the exhibitors. Feel free to use the Gallery for small, private discussions if desired.

Exhibitor Presentations I 13:00-15:40 - Main Conference Room
Time Chair: Gerd Becker
13:00 Delivering Backup-as-a-Service with IBM Spectrum Protect & Spectrum Protect Plus (Thomas Bak, AUWAU)
13:20 CANCOM and IBM Partnership (Tino Drowatzky, CANCOM)
13:40 Extending the Power of Spectrum Protect (Greg Tevis, COBALTIRON)
14:00 Who is Concat? (CONCAT)
14:20 Ransomware?! I got a backup! … do you? (Petra Kuhnert, CRISTIE)
14:40 The wonderful world of Backup and the magic of the Cloud (Alina Mot, EMPALIS)
15:00 eXstor - Home of Spectrum Cluster (Bruno Fries, EXSTOR)
15:20 General Storage Solutions for IBM Spectrum Protect (Lars Henningsen, GENERAL STORAGE)
Coffee/Tea 15:40 - 16:20
Exhibitor Presentations II 16:20-19:00 - Main Conference Room
Time Chair: Gerd Becker
16:20 Optimale Datensicherung, optimierte Kosten! (Richard Reich, PROFI)
16:40 The New Era of Integrated Data Storage (Stéphane Cardot, QUANTUM)
17:00 Repostor – your recovery expert (Anders Klamer, REPOSTOR)
17:20 BACKUP EAGLE® - Complete Reporting and Monitoring for Backups, Backup Server and Backup Storage Devices (Björn Albers, SCHMITZ RZ CONSULT)
17:40 Spectra – 40 Years Data Preservation (Craig Bungay, SPECTRALOGIC)
18:00 Storware – simplified data protection by #backupmonster (Pawel Maczka, STORWARE)
18:20 Customized Integration of ISP and ISPP in Splunk (Michael Todt, SVA)
18:40 Connecting the World with the Power of Technology (Markus Bote, TECHDATA)

Exhibitor Reception 19:00-21:00 - Exhibition Area

'Dinner and Drinks'

Walk around the exhibition and learn about old and new Spectrum Protect add-on products. Renew contacts and discuss about your thoughts and ideas.

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Registration Opens 08:00

Opening Session 09:00-09:55
Welcome from GSE and RRZK Uni Koeln10 (Peter Groth, Claus Kalle)

Platinum Sponsor IBM Keynote:- The Paradigm of Modern Data Protection (Thomas Harrer)

Coffee Break 09:55-10:15

Session I-1 10:15-12:00
Chair: Peter Micke
Product Update60 (Del Hoobler/Colin Dawson)
How to successfully plan and deploy IBM Spectrum Protect servers45 (Jason Basler)
Keynote Session 12:00-12:30
Gold Sponsor Concat: IBM Spectrum Protect (Plus) - managing virtualization and other Big Data30 (Lars Henningsen)

Lunch 12:30-13:30

Breakout Session I-2 13:30-15:00
Track A Bellevue 1
Track B Bellevue 2
Spectrum Scale (GPFS)
Track C Bellevue 3
Troubleshooting servermon / Operation Center
Chair: Kirsten Glöer Chair: Claus Kalle Chair: Bjørn Nachtwey
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus - REST API fundamentals for novices40 (Daniel Wendler) Solutions to protect Spectrum Scale data using Spectrum Protect45
(Dominic Mueller-Wicke)
Spectrum Protect Performance Troubleshooting45 (Jason Basler)
Using REST API of IBM Spectrum Protect40 (Thomas Baumann) Deep dive data protection for Spectrum Scale45 (Dominic Mueller-Wicke) Spectrum Protect Operation Center - The new way of managing TSM40 (Peter Minig)

Coffee Break 15:00-15:30

Breakout Session I-3 15:30-17:30
Track D Bellevue 1
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
Track E Bellevue 2
Track F Bellevue 3
Chair: Claus Kalle Chair: Gerd Becker Chair: Peter Micke

Introducing IBM Spectrum Protect Plus45 (Jim Smith)

How Cybercrime changes our backup40 (Josef Weingand) Cloud Capabilities45 (James Damgar)
IBM Spectrum Protect Plus - Deeper Dive45 (Jim Smith IBM Spectrum Protect Security Enhancements40 (Andre Gaschler, Gerda-Monika Wolf) How to succeed with cloud deployments of IBM Spectrum Protect45 (James Damgar)
Disaster Recovery and High Availability with Spectrum Protect Plus45 (Jim Smith) Ransomware - a view on how data got infected40 (Thomas Gruening) Spectrum Protect Family - Cloud integration points40 (Joerg Walter)

Birds-Of-a-Feather Sessions 17:30-18:15
BOF 1 Bellevue 1 BOF 2 Bellevue 2 BOF 3 Bellevue 3
Chair: Gerd Becker Chair: Claus Kalle Chair: Bjørn Nachwey
GSE AK SSMSD Virtualize your physical tape libraries in your backup environment with TSLM25
Andre Gaschler
Tips & Tricks & Workarounds: what’s missing in ISP and how do we cope with?

Evening Event Wednesday
Evening Event 19:15

The Evening Event will be at the 'Gun-Powder Tower' very close to the Dresdner Frauenkirche, easibly reachable with a 15-minute-walk from the conference hotel.

We will be having the 'Hangman-Meal' and traditional drinks.

Return 22:15
Adjourn 22:30

Thursday 26th September 2019

Good Morning Keynote Session 08:30-09:00
Gold Sponsor: Solving Your Data Protection challenges with Quantum30 (Stephane Cardot)
Session II-1 09:00-10:30
Chair: Peter Micke
Cloud Capabilities (IBM Spectrum Protect Plus45 (Jim Smith)
How to successfully plan and deploy IBM Spectrum Protect Plus45 (Jim Smith/Jason Basler)
Keynote Session 10:30-11:00
Gold Sponsor TechData: Solutions with IBM Spectrum Storage30 (Kurt Gerecke)

Coffee Break 11:00-11:30

Breakout Session II-2 11:30-12:15
Track G Bellevue 1
ISP Server Virtualization
Track H Bellevue 2
Track I Bellevue 3
Retention Sets
Chair: Claus Kalle Chair: Kirsten Glöer Chair: Bjørn Nachtwey

How to be successful protecting virtual environments45 (Jim Smith)

Spectrum Protect LDAP Implementation, no fear, to be successful in one step45 (Urs Moser, Hanspeter Schneibel) Introduction and best practice recommendations for Retention Sets45 (Jason Basler)

Lunch 12:15-13:15

Breakout Session II-3 13:15-15:30
Track J Bellevue 2
Track K Bellevue 3
Tape & Archiving
Track L Bellevue 1
Protecting Large Environments
Chair: Claus Kalle Chair: Peter Micke Chair: Gerd Becker
Exploring Containers and Spectrum Protect Architectures and Deployments45 (Greg van Hise) IBM Tape Update and News40 (Josef Weingand) Recommendations for Protecting Filers with Spectrum Protect45 (Dominic Mueller-Wicke)
Cloud Backup – architectures and concepts40 (Nils Haustein)

What are the latest tape capabilities?45 (James Damgar)


Changes in one Large ISP System25 (Alexander Dunaevskiy)
PetaScale Data Protection for Data Intensive Science25 (Stephan Peinkofer)
Spectrum Protect Solution Design and Sizing - beyond Blueprints40 (Joerg Walter, Nils Haustein, Andre Gaschler) Tier to cloud and tier to tape capabilities with Spectrum Protect45 (James Damgar) Lessons learned from backing up a large, not supported filesystem25 (Bjørn Nachtwey)

Coffee Break 15:30-16:00

Breakout Session II-4 16:00-17:30
Track M Bellevue 1
Spectrum Scale + Protect Use Cases
Track N Bellevue 2
Application Protection
Track O Bellevue 3
IBM Spectrum Protect Server Internals
Chair: Bjørn Nachtwey Chair: Gerd Becker Chair: Kirsten Glöer

Jülich TSM infrastructure upgrade - a long, hard road25 (Stephan Graf)

Exploring solutions for mail protection with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus45 (Dominic Mueller-Wicke) Looking under the hood with Container Storage Pools45 (Colin Dawson)

Backing up Spectrum Scale using Spectrum Protect25 (Daniele Kruse)

Exploring solutions for database protection with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus45 (Dominic Mueller-Wicke) Looking under the hood with Object Storage Support45 (James Damgar)

Evening Event Thursday
Walk to Evening Event 18:15

We walk from the conference hotel to the pier of "Gräfin Cosel" at the river Elbe.

Boarding 18:30 - 19:00

We will board "Gräfin Cosel" and pass thru Dresden and over the river Elbe, while fine dining and drinks will be offered. An ideal background for offline networking in succession of todays talks and discussing recent developments...

Boat Trip 19:00 - 21:30
Docking 21:30 - 21:45

Dresden Old-Town offers many opportunities to spend some time with more networking and continuing technical discussion, or just go back the the "Westin Bellevue" to retire.

Arrival at Conference Hotel 22:00

Friday 27th September 2019

Good morning keynote 09:00-09:30
Gold Sponsor: CANCOM30 (n.n.)
Session III-1 09:30-10:30
Chair: Peter Micke
Spectrum Protect Portfolio Vision and Roadmap I60 (Colin Dawson, Del Hoobler)

Coffee Break 10:30-11:00

Session III-2 11:00-12:00
Chair: Gerd Becker
Spectrum Protect Portfolio Vision and Roadmap II60 (Colin Dawson, Del Hoobler)
Closing Session 12:00-12:15
Closing Remarks (Claus Kalle, Peter Groth)

Light Farewell Lunch 12:15 - 13:15