Deploying IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 15 December 2015

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ISBN-10: 073845477X
ISBN-13: 9780738454771
IBM Form #: REDP-5261-00
(56 pages)

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Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Nancy Kinney, Donald Mathisen, Christopher Moore, Markus Oscheka, Ralf Wohlfarth, Eric Zhang


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ on Cloud. IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud supplies a smart storage solution using servers on SoftLayer® cloud. It enables you to consume storage as a service without the need to install or maintain any hardware or software components.

IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud enables users to replicate data in the cloud, as an affordable disaster recovery (DR) solution. The primary data can be either on IBM XIV® Storage System devices, or IBM Spectrum Accelerate, on or off premises.

The initial deployment on SoftLayer is performed by engaging IBM Lab services.

This paper first describes the tasks performed by IBM Lab services, explains the required customer preparation tasks, followed by typical use case scenarios.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introducing IBM SoftLayer and IBM Spectrum Accelerate
Chapter 2. IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud
Chapter 3. Preparing your environment
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud use cases

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