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Spectrum Protect Acronym

The Spectrum Protect TLA (Three-Letter Acronym): ISP or something else?


  • Total voters
    56

marclant

ADSM.ORG Moderator
#2
First option is not accepted by IBM because it abbreviates IBM.

The 3 I see the most are:
  • Spectrum Protect
  • SP
  • "Protect" by itself, since Spectrum Storage is the suite, Protect is the product. We see that at the server prompt:
    upload_2017-10-5_13-32-3.png
 

roger

ADSM.ORG Member
#3
First option is not accepted by IBM because it abbreviates IBM.

The 3 I see the most are:
  • Spectrum Protect
  • SP
  • "Protect" by itself, since Spectrum Storage is the suite, Protect is the product. We see that at the server prompt:
    View attachment 1351
Recursive acronyms have never been an issue. For a while its official acronym was ITSM, for "IBM Tivoli Storage Manager". I think ADSTAR, which was the A in ADSM, was also an acronym.

I would prefer a return to an old name. This product's popularity grew rapidly when it was called ADSM. That's the name of this web site, of the leading email list, is still sprinkled throughout the product, and is the name I prefer. This is the name that has the strongest brand recognition, even today. We can make up a new meaning for it, but it should be ADSM, its still-widely-used retro acronym. How about "Archive and Disaster Spectrum Manager", or something even better. The S should be Spectrum, to match its new branding.
 
#6
What up Michael! Looks like you are bored or over there ;)
I go by what works to google with. TSM always worked, but I fear the newer IBM doc might not be searchable that way anymore. So I have been using "Spectrum Protect" and it has been working well. The other options are not specific enough.
 

rowl

ADSM.ORG Senior Member
#7
This causes endless confusion in my environment. I have been asked how I managed to bring an entirely new backup product into the environment (Spectrum Protect) without extensive proof of concept testing and management approvals. I wish we could just leave well enough alone and keep TSM. Spectrum Protect Plus just adds to the confusion. If that can't be done, lets call it IBM Spectrum Protect or ISP.
 

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The Spectrum Protect TLA (Three-Letter Acronym): ISP or something else?

  • Every product needs a TLA, Let's call it ISP (IBM Spectrum Protect).

    Votes: 9 16.1%
  • Keep using TSM for Spectrum Protect.

    Votes: 33 58.9%
  • Let's be formal and just say Spectrum Protect

    Votes: 9 16.1%
  • Other (please comement)

    Votes: 5 8.9%

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