Manuela Sailer Author Archive

Manuela Sailer

IBM SAM Practice Lead bei SoftwareONE Deutschland GmbHLinkedin

IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager: Insights & Best Practices into IBM’s Licensing Scenarios

May 2, 2017

Whenever a customer asks me how to license a certain IBM software, such as IBM’s backup solution – Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), I ask two questions in response: “What is the exact software program name?” This is due to the fact that within the current TSM v8.1 there are approx. 30 different TSM entitlement types […]

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Understanding the IBM Processor Value Unit (PVU) License Metric

August 13, 2015

IBM’s product portfolio is quite expansive. With a wide range of products comprising 18,860 different part numbers within IBM’s Passport Advantage Program, each available at nine different price levels, many large organizations find it difficult to maintain a solid understanding of the products relevant to their unique needs. IBM uses about 270 different types of […]

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