What Is IBM Stockpiling, Spectrum Storage & Control

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IBM Spectrum Storage 

IBM Spectrum Storage portfolio can cen­trally man­age more than 300 different stor­age de­vices and yottabytes of information. 

IBM Spectrum Accelerate 

The function of Spec­trum Accelerate depends on the IBM XIV, a very good quality storage sys­tem. 

IBM Spec­trum Ac­cel­er­ate and XIV run a similar base soft­ware stack and in­ter­op­er­ate with fea­tures like man­age­ment, re­mote repli­ca­tion and vol­ume mo­bil­ity. 

IBM Spectrum Scale

Additional data: IBM Spectrum Scale 

IBM Spec­trum Scale is soft­ware-de­fined stor­age for cloud and an­a­lyt­ics. 

The prod­uct is generally utilized in both com­mer­cial and aca­d­e­mic en­vi­ron­ments. It has a his­tory returning to the mid 1990s. It was known as GPFS be­fore IBM re-marked all stor­age prod­ucts in 2015. 

IBM Spectrum Virtualize

IBM Storages for AMC Spec­trum Vir­tu­al­ize is a square stor­age vir­tu­al­iza­tion sys­tem. 

Be­cause the IBM Stor­wize V7000 utilizes SVC code, it can likewise be utilized to per­form stor­age vir­tu­al­iza­tion in ex­actly the same manner as SVC. 

Since mid-2012 it of­fers continuous com­pres­sion with no per­for­mance im­pact, sav­ing up to 80% of plate uti­liza­tion. 

SVC can be con­fig­ured on a Stretched Clus­ter Mode, with au­to­matic failover be­tween two dat­a­cen­ters and can have SSD that can be utilized by EasyTier soft­ware to per­form sub-LUN au­to­matic tiering. 

IBM Spectrum Control 

Additional data: IBM Spectrum Control 

IBM Spec­trum Con­trol pro­vides in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment for vir­tu­al­ized, cloud and soft­ware-de­fined capacity. 

IBM Spectrum Protect 

Additional data: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager 

IBM Spec­trum Pro­tect is a pro­gres­sion of the Tivoli Stor­age Man­age­ment item. 

IBM Spectrum Archive 

It al­lows clients to run any ap­pli­ca­tion de­signed for plate documents against tape information with­out con­cern for the way that the information is phys­i­cally put away on tape. 

IBM of­fers four op­tions: 

  • IBM LTFS Single Drive Edition – get to and oversee information on an independent tape drive as though the information were on plate 
  • IBM LTFS Library Edition – get to and oversee information on single or various cartridges in a tape library 
  • IBM LTFS Storage Manager – oversee both on the web and disconnected documents in IBM Tape Storages IBM LTFS Enterprise Edition – run applications intended for circle documents from tape stockpiling. 

IBM SmartCloud Storage Access 

IBM Smart­Cloud Stor­age Ac­cess is a soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tion de­signed to cre­ate a pri­vate cloud stor­age ser­vice on ex­ist­ing stor­age de­vices. 

The soft­ware can be con­fig­ured to permit clients self-ser­vice, In­ter­net-based ac­cess for ac­count cre­ation, stor­age pro­vi­sion­ing and record man­age­ment. 

The soft­ware of­fers sim­ple man­age­ment with mon­i­tor­ing and re­port­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, in­clud­ing stor­age utilization by client and gathering definitions. 

Dynamic Cloud Engine 

The Ac­tive Cloud En­gine (ACE) is an ad­vanced type of mul­ti­ple site repli­ca­tion. Expert is de­signed to permit dif­fer­ent sorts of cloud im­ple­men­ta­tions to ex­change information dy­nam­i­cally. 

Expert does is de­signed to ex­tend the SONAS ca­pa­bil­ity for a sin­gle, cen­trally man­aged name­space, to a genuinely dis­trib­uted, ge­o­graph­i­cally-dis­persed, worldwide namespace. 

IBM Easy Tier 

IBM Easy Tier is de­signed to au­to­mate information place­ment through­out the plate pool to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency and per­for­mance of the stor­age sys­tem. 

Simple Tier is de­signed to re­lo­cate information (at the ex­tent level) across up to three drive levels au­to­mat­i­cally and with­out dis­rup­tion to ap­pli­ca­tion. 

IBM Easy Tier is avail­able on the DS8000, Stor­wize (V7000, V7000 Uni­fied, V5000, V3700 lines) and SAN Vol­ume Con­troller. 

Current equipment 

After 2019 IBM dropped the HDD-and SSD-based stor­age server se­ries and all cur­rent lines pro­vide just glimmer ori­ented or tape-ori­ented so­lu­tions. 

  • Streak stockpiling 
  • IBM FlashSystem 

Principle article: IBM FlashSystem 

IBM Flash­Sys­tem of­fers a scope of ded­i­cated, non-SSD “all-streak” stor­age sys­tems and in light of an Intel x86 plat­form. 

IBM ac­quired streak stor­age sys­tem creator Texas Mem­ory Sys­tems in 2012, In April 2013, IBM an­nounced an arrangement for a $1 bil­lion in­vest­ment in streak stor­age re­search and advancement, and afterward. 

The prod­uct line-up was re­newed in 2014 with the an­nounce­ment of the Flash­Sys­tem 840 and Flash­Sys­tem V840.

IBM has been re­fresh­ing those sys­tems and adding new ca­pa­bil­i­ties consistently. 

For­mer Flash­Sys­tem has 1U-size so­lu­tions just, cur­rent arrangement con­tains rack­able sys­tems with 1U, 2U or 6U structure fac­tor, and in view of a 6U mod­ules cab­i­net-size so­lu­tion. 

In 2017 Flash­Sys­tem brand re­places XIV brand, and in 2020 Flash­Sys­tem re­places Stor­wize brand. 

IBM Data En­gine for NoSQL –

It is an in­te­grated discovery de­vice com­bin­ing an IBM Pow­er­Linux server with Flash­Sys­tem mod­ules at­tached as non-unstable mem­ory ex­ten­sion (not as stor­age).

The in­te­grated sys­tem of­fers huge ca­pac­ity NoSQL ser­vices dependent on pre-stacked Redis, Cas­san­dra and Neo4J, up to 57 TB in-mem­ory in­stances. 

Com­pared to a clus­tered in-mem­ory im­ple­men­ta­tion, the Data En­gine for NoSQL con­sumes a frac­tion of the force and rack foot­print while de­liv­er­ing sim­i­lar per­for­mance by keep­ing rel­e­vant (hash­ing) information struc­tures in quick mem­ory. 

Use cases in­clude scal­able web shops, gam­ing, ge­nomics, ge­olo­ca­tion, cat­a­logs, hash ta­bles and clus­ter stores like mem­cached.

DS servers 

IBM POWER-based stor­age se­ries, that of­fers spe­cial­ized ad­vanced func­tions op­ti­mized for IBM Power Sys­tems and IBM Z servers.

This line early known as Sys­tem Stor­age DS series, and for­mer To­tal­Stor­age DS series, cur­rent mod­els gradually dropped the “Sys­tem Stor­age” nam­ing before sim­ple line names, Cur­rently the DS se­ries con­tains just DS8000 sub-line.