Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage System

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 14 May 2020, updated 03 July 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458864
ISBN-13: 9780738458861
IBM Form #: REDP-5253-01
(84 pages)

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Authors: John Sing, Lee Nee Helgeson


This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides an overview of the IBM Elastic Storage® Server (ESS) and IBM Elastic Storage System, which are scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology. Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers and IBM Elastic Storage Systems can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements.

This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture, and walks you through ordering the right solution for your environment, planning the installation and integration of the solution into your environment, and properly maintaining your solution.

The solution is created from the following combination of physical and logical components:

  • Hardware
  • Operating system
  • Storage
  • Network
  • Applications

Knowledge of the IBM Elastic Storage Server and IBM Elastic Storage System 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 System
Chapter 2. IBM Elastic Storage System Architecture
Chapter 3. IBM Elastic Storage System planning and integration
Appendix A. IBM Elastic Storage System models

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