Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage Server

An IBM Redpaper publication


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage Server as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum Scale™ technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements.

This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture and helps you to plan the installation and integration of the environment, which is created from the following combination of physical and logical components:

  • Hardware
  • Operating system
  • Storage
  • Network
  • Applications

Knowledge of the Elastic Storage Server components is key for planning an environment.

This paper is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) who are responsible for delivering cost effective cloud services and big data solutions. The content of this paper can help you to uncover insights among client's data so that you can take appropriate actions to optimize business results, product development, and scientific discoveries.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to the IBM Elastic Storage Server
Chapter 2. Architecture
Chapter 3. Planning and integration


Publish Date
04 January 2016

Last Update
04 March 2016

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