IBM Spectrum Scale

Mind the gap

Flash storage, Storage, Workload & resource optimization

When we look at the tremendous data growth organizations are experiencing these days against flat or declining storage budgets, we realize that some organizations face a serious gap. It is possible, however, to bridge the gap by building the right storage foundation–a foundation that will help organizations manage and run data much more efficiently. When ...read more


Delivering your vision

Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage, Storage...

Almost one year ago, IBM embarked on a mission to change how storage is built, bought and managed. At the time, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems Tom Rosamilia said “A new approach is needed to help clients address the cost and complexity driven by tremendous data growth.” That new approach included building IBM Spectrum ...read more


Need more flash? Fund it with tape

Flash storage, Storage, Tape and virtual tape storage

Whether you are a retail business analyzing consumer data generated on social media channels, an entertainment institute that archives digital assets, a life science company dealing with HIPAA and government regulations or a managed service provider (MSP) that offers cloud services–you are all dealing with big data. You have to build the right strategy to ...read more


Spectrum Scale transparent cloud tiering

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

The power of software-defined storage is not to merely lower costs through commodity hardware, it is to harness storage innovations that improve overall economics, performance, resiliency and flexibility. What differentiates one solution from another is the completeness of vision and the robust execution that meets requirements from both end users and storage administrators. IBM Design ...read more


New Year’s data resolutions

Software-defined computing, System software

Data volumes are up and budgets are not. 2015 couldn’t have been an easy year to manage a data center. To have a more prosperous 2016, I propose you make (and keep) a few New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight Most organizations have more data than they actively use. Shed some terabytes by either actively deleting ...read more


What I learned from IBM Spectrum Scale Users

Software-defined computing, System software

The IBM Spectrum Scale User Group meeting at SC15 was the largest gathering of Spectrum Scale users ever – and, it wasn’t because the others were called GPFS. These are serious users who work in science, cluster computing and big data that demand more from storage than just to keeping data intact. ...read more


Accelerate results and lower costs with software-defined infrastructure

Software-defined computing, Software-defined storage, Storage...

The value of software-defined infrastructure is fundamental – providing faster results and lower cost. Let me give you an example so you know I’m not just talking theory. To continue creating award-winning visual effects (VFX) while controlling IT costs, visual effects producer Milk needed a more cost-sustainable approach to scale up the storage capacity of ...read more