The following companies exhibit at the TSM-Symposium 2015 in Dresden:




Concat AG


General Storage GbR


Empalis Consulting GmbH


Schmitz RZ Consult GmbH / BACKUP EAGLE


eXstor GmbH


USER Software Works


Repostor AB


Rocket Software


IBM Deutschland


IBM Deutschland GmbH




Cristie Software Limited


Fujitsu Technology Solutions


NetApp Deutschland GmbH

The companies' profiles are listed in alphabetical order below:

Concat AG and EMC-ISILON, Booth 3

With highly qualified and certified specialists, compelling products, reliable services, and diverse partnering capabilities, Concat (www.concat.de) has earned a reputation as a trustworthy systems integrator in the German-speaking market. Concat’s complete, custom-tailored solutions guarantee comprehensive and individual service around all areas of a data center. Due to the acquisition of Synergy Systems (www.synergysystems.de), Concat operates three data centres for cloud and other IT services. The corporate headquarters are in Bensheim; in addition, there are twelve branch and sales offices throughout Germany. In the 2014 fiscal year, approximately 240 employees generated a turnover of 96 million euros. Concat has been a part of the renowned Meridian Group International Inc., USA since 2006 (www.onlinemeridian.com).

Cristie Software, Booth 18

Cristie Software specializes in solutions for business continuity, disaster recovery and machine migration. Established in 2008, Cristie helps over 3,000 customers in 70 countries with complete protection of files and data, superior system recovery, and migration and cloning in real time to different cloud, physical, and virtual environments. Cristie has partnered with IBM for almost a decade, with four of its key products resold globally through PPA:

  • TBMR – system recovery for Spectrum Protect (TSM)
  • CBMR – standalone backup and system recovery in branch office environment
  • CloneManager – flexible migration management
  • Recovery Simulator – test the recoverability of TSM backups for recovery assurance

Empalis Consulting GmbH, Booth 5

Empalis Consulting GmbH is an IBM Gold Partner and offers since 1989 comprehensive expertise for IT service organizations. Excellence at fair prices - that is our claim. We stand for efficient consulting, outstanding quality and future-oriented partnership.

Our specialists have years of practical experience and background knowledge some infrastructure related areas like: in storage and backup area, mainframe and distributed systems, IT security, middleware collaboration as well as project management.

We are very proud of our Storage & Backup competence team, which, by achieving the "grandfather" state has reached all possible certifications to the IBM product Spectrum Protect Server (ISPS - former Tivoli Storage Manager). Disaster recovery, data consolidation, storage virtualization and snapshoting technologies are just some of the current challenges, which our storage and backup team can support you with. Cloud storage and Backup as a service are just rounding up the services we can provide you with.

At the 2015 "TSM Symposium" we will present our new development, the "ISPSManager", which allows you to monitor and manage any existing ISPS instances from a central WEB based console.

eXstor GmbH, Booth 10

Our company name eXstor sums up our activities in one word: for us, eXtended storage means that we expand the functionality of the storage products you use, particularly IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), using our products, services and service offerings.

Our main product for TSM High Availability TSMCluster® in the new Version 5.3 based on the AIX and Linux operating systems, is a robust, scalable and widely used cluster software for TSM. In spite of its high complexity, TSMCluster® remains easy to operate via web interface or command line.

Since Mai 2013 we are offering our TSM High Availability TSMCluster® in the new Version 5.2 based on the AIX and Linux operating systems. The new version of this robust, scalable and widely used cluster software for TSM offers significant improvements and numerous new functions in the event of an IT failure:

  • Any-to-any concept (multiple TSM servers running on multiple machines) is enhanced with additional functions
  • New TSM sensors that monitor critical values in the operating system, DB2 and TSM
  • Pre-defined sensors for IBM TSLM, ACSLS and GPFS
  • Relational database for cluster and sensor data with SQL interface
  • Central configuration, log monitor and intelligent lock mechanism
  • Enhanced web interface with sensor integration
  • GPFS as a stable basis for real file-sharing between TSM instances
  • HADR, TSLM and ACSLS integration

The product TSMCluster® is registered worldwide and in the IBM Global Solution Directory

In spite of its high complexity, the TSMCluster® remains easy to operate via web interface or command line.

As well as these core competencies, as an IBM Advanced Business Partner, we offer all services regarding TSM and will be happy to help you with your IBM power systems and storage using our expertise.

Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Booth 19

About Fujitsu Central Europe (CE)

Fujitsu Central Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) is a leading European full-range provider of information and telecommunication technology. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and offers a comprehensive portfolio of technology products, solutions and services, ranging from clients, data center solutions, managed and maintenance services as well as cloud solutions to outsourcing offerings. In the Central Europe region, Fujitsu and its approximately 2,800 employees generated revenues amounting to more than 1.8 billion Euros in fiscal year 2014 (which ended March 31, 2015). In Germany, Fujitsu develops and manufactures notebooks, PCs, thin clients, servers, storage systems and motherboards, and operates highly secure data centers. With approximately 10,300 channel partners – 8,000 of them located in Germany, 1,800 in Austria and 500 in Switzerland – Fujitsu also offers one of the most powerful partner networks in the industry.

For more information, please visit www.fujitsu.com/de

General Storage GbR, Booth 4

General Storage, founded in 2001 near Mannheim/Germany, is an IT storage consulting company. We design, build and operate storage solutions for large customers in a broad variety of industry sectors. Our business approach is based on establishing long-term partnerships that encourage success through mutual benefit and trust.

Our customers and partners benefit from know-how accumulated through many years of experience.

As IT-specialists with the main focus on storage technologies, we offer analysis, planning, concepts and integration services.


● As manufacturer-independent storage consultants we analyze the storage challenges of our customers and provide individual storage concepts based on requirements, demands and technological possibilities.

● One of our strongholds is know-how transfer. For our customers and partners we offer workshops and professional seminars on the subjects:

  • – Storage Solutions (planning of central / decentralized enterprise-wide storage concepts)
  • – Storage Management
  • – High Availability Concepts and Solutions
  • – Storage Technologies


● dsmISI is the interface between TSM and the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS solution, providing unparalleled ease of use, performance and scalability for any TSM related storage requirement.

● MAGS is a recent development enabling TSM to backup huge and very huge file systems incrementally without relying on proprietary technology such as NDMP or SnapDiff while at the same time accelerating restores to levels that seemed totally impossible before. Like dsmISI, MAGS is distributed exclusively by our partner Concat AG.

● General Storage Cluster Controller (GSCC), a fully automated application cluster for complex storage management solutions such as TSM, installed at more than 30 European customers such as Deutsche Bundesbank, Audi, Fiducia and other major institutions and companies.

● Custom made, highly specialized archive solutions, enablers and bridges for a variety of applications and storage management environments.


● General Storage customers benefit from our extensive know-how in all storage and storage management related matters on virtually all platforms.

● Implementation services include :

● Midrange and High End Disk Subsystems (EMC/Isilon, HDS, IBM, …)

● Tape Libraries (IBM, SUN, Quantum …)

● SAN Infrastructure (Brocade, Cisco …)

● Disk Virtualization (EMC, FalconStor, IBM …)

● Tape Virtualization (Data Domain, IBM …)

● Storage Management Software (EMC, IBM/Tivoli, Symantec …)

● DeDuplication Solutions (IBM, DataDomain, EMC …)


● General Storage analyses procedures, installations, and customizations of storage management environments, discovers bottlenecks and possible failures to meet SLAs and develops strategies for improvement.

● General Storage develops tools to support such analysis.

● General Storage provides Workshops to help customers formulating Service Level Agreements and determine current and future storage demands in terms of performance, capacity and compliance.

General Storage
Hagenstraße 38
68623 Lampertheim

Tel: +49-6206-157686
Fax: +49-6206-1576

IBM Deutschland GmbH, Booth 15+16

IBM in Germany characterizes the network of all IBM companies in Germany.

The solution portfolio ranges from the supercomputer to software and services, including consulting services, to financing. In globally aligned teams and in cooperation with business partners, IBM supports clients of different sizes with projects, even across national borders. At the same time, we develop individual and flexibly financeable solutions. With a company structure aligned to core competencies, IBM positions itself clearly in the market. Concurrently, IBM emphasizes its self-image as a globally integrated company with a long-term, sustainable growth model.

The company combines its industry and solution expertise with a sales force aligned to clients and their value creation. Our business areas are structured by regions and branches. The client benefits from specialized teams with a comprehensive industry know-how and from a continuous support by on-site contact persons.

Since its foundation in 1911, IBM has reinvented itself time and again. Owing to innovations far in excess of technology, the company ascended toward one of the world’s strongest brands. Every year, IBM invests more than six billion US dollars in research and development. IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH in Böblingen is one of IBM’s largest technology centers worldwide

With its comprehensive solution offering, IBM provides its employees a wide range of possible jobs and careers in their home country and abroad as well as the collaboration in international project teams. Under the motto ‘employability’ IBM focuses on continuous education and qualification. Every year, IBM invests about 500 million US dollars worldwide in this area.

The origins of IBM lie in both the US and Germany. In 1896, the German-American Hermann Hollerith, the inventor of the punch card machine, founded the Tabulating Machine Company. Resulting from mergers with other companies, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR), headquartered in New York State, was formed on June 16th, 1911. This date is internationally regarded as the date of IBM's incorporation. Thomas J. Watson Sr. took over management of this company in 1914 and in 1924 he changed the name from C-T-R to International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). The company came to Germany in 1910. Founded as DEHOMAG (Deutsche Hollerith-Maschinen Gesellschaft mbH), it became Internationale Büro-Maschinen Gesellschaft (IBM) in 1949 and in 1971 it was renamed IBM Deutschland GmbH. With the realignment according to core competencies, IBM in Germany is positioning itself still more clearly as a globally integrated company with a long-term and sustainable growth model.

At the IBM stand IBM Germany is pleased to be present with its Spectrum portfolio putting an emphasis on Spectrum Protect and Archive as well as presenting its Storage driver product IBM FlashSystems. Our competent specialists look forward to interesting and encouraging conversations with the symposium visitors.

NetApp Deutschland GmbH, Booth 20

NetApp is a global provider of software, systems and services to manage and store data.

The company made ~6.1 Billion US-$ annual Revenue with 12000+ global Employees. We got the ww #2 market share for open systems storage & ww #1 for Storage OS (Data ONTAP).

We see us with ~3200 Patent Assets as the technical market leader for Open Storage and well prepared for the currently changing IT landscape: Hybrid Cloud, Integrated Solutions, Flash & Software-defined.

We want to be a model company & a best place to work, by living our culture & values internally and with our Customers, Distribution- & Technology Partners.

Oracle Deutschland B.V. & Co. KG, Booth 17

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. With more than 400,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—in more than 145 countries, Oracle provides a complete technology stack both in the cloud and in the data center. Oracle’s industry-leading cloud-based and on-premises solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including application integration, advanced security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.

Oracle is the world’s largest provider of enterprise software and a leading provider of computer hardware products and services that are engineered to work together in the cloud and in the data center. Offerings include Oracle database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems—including computer server, storage and networking products—and related services. Oracle develops and maintains products and services to be enterprise-grade, reliable, secure and interoperable while offering customers a choice in deployment models that best meet their information technology (IT) needs. Customers can subscribe to use many Oracle software and hardware products through the Oracle Cloud offerings, or purchase software and hardware products and related services to build their own internal clouds or on-premise IT environments.

Cloud computing IT environments, including those offered through Oracle Cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings, are designed to be attractive and cost-effective options for customers. Oracle is a leader in the core technologies of cloud computing, including database and middleware software as well as web-based applications, virtualization, clustering, large-scale systems management and related infrastructure. Oracle’s products and services are the building blocks of its own cloud services, partners’ cloud services and customers’ cloud IT environments. An important element of the corporate strategy is to deliver reliable, secure and scalable products and services that are built upon industry standards and are engineered to work both together or independently, regardless of the deployment model selected.

Repostor AB, Booth 13

Repostor is a business partner to IBM and we have created a solution called "DataProtector" and SnapProtector to help backup and secure data on most available open source databases as well as standard databases in a cost efficient way using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).

The solution has been verified by IBM and can be found in the Global Solutions Directory at IBM. See below a link for MySQL:


More information on www.repostor.com

Rocket Software, Booth 14

Rocket® Servergraph Professional delivers everything you need to achieve optimal backup and recovery. Servergraph Professional’s real-time backup monitoring and reporting helps eliminate inefficiencies by aligning business with IT capabilities. It is a complete automated solution that:

  • Proactively monitors all major backup systems
  • Monitors and reports directly on storage and deduplication devices
  • Automatically identifies and isolates issues in real-time
  • Creates efficiencies to free up costly resource
  • Works for cloud, on-premise, and hybrid installations
  • Validate backups to meet compliance reporting requirements

Schmitz RZ Consult GmbH - BACKUP EAGLE, Booth 8

Schmitz RZ Consult is specialized in the evaluation, planning, implementation and economic assessment of IT solutions with focus on storage, automation and system management. Schmitz RZ Consult offers brand-independent solutions from one hand – from planning to acceptance.

The major topic is the ongoing development of BACKUP EAGLE®, which ensures complete control and evidence as well as the automatic provisioning of reports for IBM Spectrum Protect (IBM SP - former Tivoli Storage Manager), EMC NetWorker and Veeam. BACKUP EAGLE® supports data centers in fulfilling all requirements on compliance and audit obligations - even in very large backup environments.

Currently the biggest implementation of BACKUP EAGLE® is running at one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide with more than 140 IBM SP servers and more than 13,000 registered IBM SP Nodes. Every day, more than 75,000 backup runs are monitored and recorded by BACKUP EAGLE®. In addition the configuration of each IBM SP server is automatically documented every day.

High quality consulting and support is ensured by more than 20 years experiences in IBM SP environments. Daily control and evidence of IBM SP environment processing is offered as a service.

Contact: Martin Schmitz | schmitz@schmitz-rz-consult.de | +49 2238 9 222 66

USER Software Works, Booth 12

USER Software Works is an established Premier Business Partner of IBM Hungary. Our experts are highly skilled in Power Systems, System Storage, PureSystems, Enterprise Content Management, Tivoli and WebSphere. Having strong commitment to IBM and technical expertise helps us to be ahead of our competitors in many areas: we sold the first PureFlex System, the first System p7 server, the first System p7+ server and the first V7000 in Hungary. We are a Storage and Power Systems specialty partner and Gold Accredited in Tivoli Storage Manager and Tivoli Storage Management Solutions.