With the rapid increase of data, many IT organizations have the desire to use commodity storage hardware as part of their Software Defined Storage infrastructures. IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) turns commodity local or external storage into elastic, highly available enterprise cloud storage for Cloud and Big Data applications.
Let’s take a broader look at the unprecedented value IBM GPFS offers to our customers across the world. GPFS is extremely robust from years of supporting the world's largest supercomputers, and is also very distributed and very high bandwidth, attributes great for IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Hadoop data intensive workloads . GPFS can use any block storage device, including SSD, SAS HDD and NL HDD into a single shared file system. GPFS storage pools and placement policies can be used to create cost or performance optimized storage pools to help you maintain your Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Here is the demonstration video that shows how GPFS based file storage can leverage commodity storage for a BigInsights Hadoop development and production workloads. We assumed the role of an administrator for a car company that wanted to use BigInsights for analytics. In our environment , we divide our local attached storage into three storage pools, each providing different performance characteristics. We created a Platinum storage pool... [Continue Reading]