Two ESS hardware units, as well as a new IBM Spectrum Fusion, comprise the company’s attempt to make the business data more accessible. IBM launches a suite of hybrid cloud storage services.
IBM has presented a upgrade set in your storage portfolio designed to give your customers greater access. They will also support data management in your complex hybrid cloud environments.
The tech giant, which has geared its operations towards hybrid cloud in recent months, will launch IBM Spectrum Fusion later this year. In addition, it will also update your IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS).
IBM launches a suite of hybrid cloud storage services
IBM Spectrum Fusion could be described as a container-native hyperconverged infrastructure system that integrates compute, storage, and networking functions on a single platform. It has been designed to work with Red Hat’s OpenShift to enable customers to support both virtual machine and container environments. What’s more, it also provides software-defined storage for cloud, edge, and container data centers. Also a version of software-defined storage (SDS) will arrive in 2022.
Meanwhile, updates to IBM’s ESS suite include a revamped ESS 5000 model offering 10% more capacity. Also a new ESS 3200 offering twice the read performance of its predecessor. They are designed to provide scalability at twice the performance of previous models for faster access to business data.
“Clearly, building, deploying, and managing applications requires advanced capabilities that help provide rapid data availability across the enterprise. This goes from edge computing to the data center and the cloud. “. This was said by Denis Kennelly, manager of IBM Storage Systems.
“It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it starts with creating a fundamental data layer, a containerized information architecture. Also with the adequate storage infrastructure ”.
Spectrum Fusion integrates a fully “containerized” version parallel file system and data protection software. This gives businesses a simplified way to discover data across the organization.. Customers can also use the system to more easily virtualize and accelerate data sets, using the most relevant tier of storage.
Companies too they only need a single copy of the data, without the need to create duplicate data when moving workloads around the company. This makes processing functions like data analytics and AI easier.
With respect to the IBM ESS upgrades, the IBM ESS 3200 is designed to provide data throughput of 80 Gbps per node. This represents a 100% performance increase compared to its predecessor, the ESS 3000. The 3200 also offers up to eight InfiniBand HDR-200 or Ethernet ports with high-performance, low-latency ports.
The model IBM ESS 5000 has been updated to support 10% more density than previously available. This means a total storage capacity of 15.2 PB. Additionally, all ESS systems are now equipped with containerized deployment capabilities automatically optimized with the latest version of Red Hat Ansible.
Both models include containerized system software and support for Red Hat OpenShift and the Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI). Also Red Hat Ansible, Windows and Linux. IBM Spectrum Scale is also built into them. The 3200 and 5000 drives also work with the IBM Cloud Pak for Data, its fully containerized platform for integrated data and artificial intelligence services.