IBM Spectrum Scale

IBM Spectrum Computing at SC17

AI, Deep learning, High-performance computing...

Imagine the possibilities… Exponential growth in supercomputing clusters, the scaling of complex applications and the convergence of big data is pushing high-performance computing (HPC) to new limits. Make the most of your HPC environment and the technology that is driving the next generation of AI-focused workloads with IBM Spectrum Computing solutions. IBM Spectrum Computing delivers ...read more


IBM a leader in distributed file and object storage

Big data & analytics, Cloud object storage, Internet of things...

For two years in a row, IBM has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the fast growing scale-out storage market for unstructured data. The report evaluates our suite of products which include IBM ...read more


Software-defined storage: How to get started

Cloud object storage, Flash storage, Software...

Software-defined storage (SDS) has gained momentum in the enterprise IT market. The adoption of SDS among forward-thinking organizations is being driven in part by IT cost reduction, automation and infrastructure flexibility needs. SDS provides a means to transition from storage area network (SAN) storage and network-attached storage (NAS), and to scale-out architectures that use server-rich ...read more


Elastic Storage Server: Networking is what it’s all about!

IBM Systems Lab Services, Integrated infrastructure, Power servers...

I was recently in a training session about IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS)—a high-performance IBM Spectrum Scale storage solution—in which a colleague remarked, “It’s all about the network.” Why, you might ask, would networking be so essential? In my previous post about ESS, I focused on the three keys to a successful implementation: pre-planning, network ...read more


IBM continues to get accolades at Flash Memory Summit

Flash storage, Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage...

At the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) it was announced last week that an NVMe over Fabrics demonstration that included IBM’s Spectrum Scale was named the 2017 recipient for “Most Innovative Flash Memory Business Application.”  IBM is a winner in this particular Best of Show category for the second year in a row. IBM is very ...read more


An optimized platform for big data and machine learning

Big data & analytics, Deep learning, Power servers...

For organization leaders seeking to deploy the most efficient platform for big data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and cognitive applications, IBM and Hortonworks have partnered to certify IBM Spectrum Scale with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on x86 servers. This adds to previous certifications for IBM Spectrum Scale and HDP on IBM Power servers. IBM ...read more


Containers. Persistent storage. IBM.

Cloud computing, Hybrid cloud storage, Software-defined storage...

Containers are a hot topic — and IBM is listening. IBM is rolling out persistent storage solutions to make containers easier to implement and more resilient. Why use containers? Containers are an open source technology that lets an application be packaged with everything it needs to run the same in any environment. They offer the ...read more


Fast data: The future of big data

Data security, Integrated infrastructure, Internet of things...

It’s not news that big data is getting bigger by the second.  However, in addition to sheer volume, there is also increasing demand to take action faster than ever based on the data.  An organization’s leaders want to gain a competitive advantage by turning raw data into actionable intelligence. How can they quickly and efficiently ...read more


IBM at Cisco Live: The future of hybrid cloud

Cloud computing, Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage...

In today’s hypercompetitive economy, your organization needs to deliver instant access to information, applications and services, or risk falling behind. If you use a traditional data center design with static resources, your IT infrastructure and staff likely can’t respond in time. Why? Because traditional siloed environments are inefficient.  Staffing and budget constraints further complicate the ...read more