Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 25 December 2017, updated 07 February 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738456543
ISBN-13: 9780738456546
IBM Form #: REDP-5466-00
(224 pages)

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Authors: Angelo Bernasconi, Eric Goodall, Jackson Shea, Jimmy John, Jordan Fincher, Nicolo Lorenzoni, Pierluigi Buratti, Vasfi Gucer


IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum™ Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, on-premises, off-premises and in a combination of both.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud is a brand new offering that provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functionality in IBM Cloud. This new capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises private clouds or data centers and the public cloud.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud architecture and provides planning and implementation details of the common use cases for this new product.

This publication helps storage and networking administrators plan and implement install, tailor, and configure IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud offering. It also provides a detailed description of troubleshooting tips.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Architecture of the solution
Chapter 3. Planning and preparation for the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud deployment
Chapter 4. Implementation
Chapter 5. Typical use cases for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
Chapter 6. Supporting the solution
Appendix A. Approach and guidelines for Disaster Recovery solution in the public cloud
Appendix B. Basic configuration of the IBM Cloud Network Gateway Appliance

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