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IBM Storage Scale System Introduction Guide (ESS)

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


Last updated on 26 March 2024

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IBM Form #: REDP-5729-00

Authors: Phillip Gerrard, Stieg Klein and Chris Maestas

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    This IBM® Redpaper publication provides an overview of the IBM Storage Scale and IBM Storage Scale System (Formally known as IBM Elastic Storage® Server (IBM ESS) and IBM Elastic Storage System (also formally IBM ESS)). These scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, are built on IBM Storage Scale technology. Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements.

    The latest IBM Storage Scale System 6000 is the most innovative system that provides investment protection to expand or build a new Global Data Platform and use current storage. The system allows enhanced, non-disruptive upgrades to grow from flash to hybrid or from hard disk drives (HDDs) to hybrid. IBM Storage Scale System can scale up or out with two different storage mediums in the environment, and it is ready for technologies like 200 Gb Ethernet or InfiniBand NDR-400 connectivity.

    This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture. It describes ordering the best solution for your environment, planning the installation and integration of the solution into your environment, and correctly 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 Storage Scale and IBM Storage Scale 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. Introducing the IBM Storage Scale System

    Chapter 2. IBM Storage Scale System architecture

    Chapter 3. IBM Storage Scale System planning and integration

    Appendix A. IBM Storage Scale System models


    Special Notices

    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.