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.
Read the entire story and details for planning implementation here:
Source: IBM Redbooks | Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud