IBM Spectrum Fusion

Our container-native storage solution for OpenShift is designed for enterprise customers who need global hybrid cloud data access. These storage services meet the strict requirements for mission critical data. IBM Spectrum® Fusion provides a streamlined way for organizations to discover, secure, protect and manage data from the edge, to the core data center, to the public cloud.

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IBM Elastic Storage System 3000

IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 (ESS 3000) is designed to meet and beat the challenge of managing data for analytics. Packaged in a compact 2U enclosure, ESS 3000 is a proven data management solution that speeds time to value for artificial intelligence / deep learning and high performance computing workloads thanks to its blisteringly quick all-NVMe storage and simple, fast containerized software installation and upgrade. Its no-compromise hardware and software design gives you the industry-leading performance required to keep data-hungry processors fully utilized. ESS 3000 is compatible with all IBM Elastic Storage Server models.

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IBM Elastic Storage System 3000


FlashSystem A9000 & A9000R: Top-Notch Data Protection with Multi-Site High-Availability & Disaster Recovery – Storage Solutions

Last year IBM super-charged its FlashSystem A9000 & A9000R all-flash enterprise block storage offering with HyperSwap, allowing customers to exceed the built-in five-nines availability, as far as getting IBM guarantee for zero interruption to data availability.  With HyperSwap 2-copy active-active data access technology, customers can stretch any individual volume or consistency group across any two A9000/R systems, to protect against failure of one of the systems. FlashSystem A9000/R HyperSwap and replication capabilities provide a range of data protection capabilities that allows enterprise organizations to pick the right level of protection, down to every individual volume or consistency group.

This year, we’re enhancing FlashSystem A9000 & A9000R data protection, such that customers will be able to protect applications with HyperSwap high-availability, and strengthen that protection with a 3rd copy of the data for disaster recovery. This enhancement applies to all the family: A9000 or A9000R offerings, models 415, 425 and U25. It also supports any mix of these, in one solution.

The following graphic depicts a simplified* topology: 3 systems – each one could be A9000 or A9000R – with 3 relations: HyperSwap, asynchronous replication, and a Standby asynchronous replication.

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Source: FlashSystem A9000 & A9000R: Top-Notch Data Protection with Multi-Site High-Availability & Disaster Recovery – Storage Solutions

IBM Redbooks | Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

Companies are currently undergoing a digital transformation and taking architecture decisions that determine how their business is going to operate in the next couple of years.
They recognize the value to deliver services via cloud and the majority of them are already using public cloud to some degree. The role of the cloud is maturing and more and more considered as a platform for innovation, business value and a key enabler to drive transformation and innovation for IT agility and new capabilities. Nevertheless, one of the challenge for these organizations is how to integrate those public cloud capabilities with the
existing back-end while retaining flexibility and without introducing new complexity or requiring significant new capital investment.
Cloud integration can occur between different endpoints (cloud-to-cloud, on-premises to off-premises or cloud to non-cloud) and at different levels within the cloud stack: infrastructure layer, service layer and for example at the application layer or at the management one. Within the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) domain, storage layer integration is often the most
attractive approach for ease of migration and replication of heterogeneous resources and data consistency.
In this sense, coming from the IBM Spectrum Storage family, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud supports clients in their IT architectural transformation and transition towards the cloud service model, enabling hybrid cloud strategies or, for cloud-native workload, providing the benefits of familiar and sophisticated storage functionality on the public cloud data
centers, enhancing the existing cloud offering.
Running on-premises (on-prem), IBM Spectrum Virtualize software supports capacity built into storage systems as well as capacity in over 400 different storage systems from IBM and other vendors. This wide range of storage support means that the solution may be used with practically any storage in a data center today and integrated with its counter part IBM
Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud which supports IBM Cloud block storage offering in its two variants: Performance and Endurance storage options.
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Source: IBM Redbooks | Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud