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IBM Spectrum Accelerate Deployment, Usage, and Maintenance
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 19 Jul 2017

This edition applies to IBM® Spectrum Accelerate V11.5.4. IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, a member of IBM Spectrum Storage™, is an agile, software-defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds on the customer-proven and mature IBM XIV® storage software. The key characteristic of Spectrum Accelerate is that it can be easily deployed and run on purpose-built or existing hardware that is chosen by the customer. IBM Spectrum Accelerate enables rapid deployment of high-performance and scalable block data storage infrastructure over commodity hardware on-premises or off-premises. This ... [more]


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Monitoring Overview for IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage Server
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 19 Jul 2017

IBM® Spectrum Scale is software defined storage for high performance, large scale workloads. IBM Spectrum™ Scale is a scalable data and file management solution that provides a global namespace for large data sets along with several enterprise features. IBM Spectrum Scale™ is used in clustered environments and provides file protocol (POSIX, NFS, SMB) and object protocol (Swift, S3) access methods. IBM Elastic Storage™ Server (ESS) is a software defined storage system built upon proven IBM Power systems, IBM Spectrum Scale software, and storage enclosures. ESS allows scale up for capacity ... [more]


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IBM HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 Jul 2017, last updated 17 Jul 2017

IBM HyperSwap® is the high availability (HA) solution that provides continuous data availability in case of hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters. The HyperSwap capability is available for IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem® A9000R, starting with software version 12.1. This IBM Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding the architecture, design, and implementation of HyperSwap. It also discusses and illustrates various use cases pertaining to the use and functionality of HyperSwap. This paper is intended for those who want to deploy solutions ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale: Big Data and Analytics Solution
Software Defined Storage

Redguide, published 22 Aug 2016, last updated 14 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redguide™ publication describes big data and analytics (BD&A) deployments that are built on IBM Spectrum Scale™. Spectrum Scale is a proven enterprise-level distributed file system that is a high-performance and cost-effective alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for Hadoop analytics services. Spectrum Scale supports varied deployment models, including Spectrum Scale File Placement Organizer (FPO) for storage-rich servers, Spectrum Scale on SAN shared storage, and an integrated system, called the IBM Elastic Storage™ Server (ESS). These solutions can host various ... [more]


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VersaStack Solution for File Storage Using IBM Storwize V5030 and Windows Server 2016
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 14 Jul 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication helps you understand how to implement VersaStack with Windows Server 2016 and IBM Storwize V5030 for file storage. This is one of two solutions, powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, that will replace the Storwize® V7000 Unified.


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