There are various deployment options to configure IBM enterprise content management (ECM) FileNet® Content Manager components to use IBM Spectrum Scale™ ( formerly known as IBM GPFS™ ) as back-end storage.
IBM Spectrum Scale offers value-added features with FileNet Content Manager to facilitate an efficient and effective data-management solution.
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IBM Spectrum Scale offers a rich POSIX interface and has a full-fledged SMB, NFS interface. ECM FileNet Content Manager has a provision to configure with the back-end OpenStack storage device (Swift). Version 4.1.1 and later of IBM Spectrum Scale supports OpenStack Swift object storage, which supports the REST API interface to consumers and to web applications.
IBM Spectrum Scale is based on software-defined storage principals and provides various cluster topologies that are described in the IBM Redbooks® publication, IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS), SG24-8254. The recently published Redpaper IBM Spectrum Scale and ECM Are a Winning Combination, redp-5239 describes ECM - IBM Spectrum Scale deployment topologies based on IBM Spectrum Scale cluster offering through IBM Elastic Storage™ Server. Also, the content is applicable to other IBM Spectrum Scale cluster topologies.
Here is a figure from the Redpaper showing the configuration for FileNet Content Manager components using IBM Spectrum Scale Object/REST interface.
The Redpaper also describes the following Spectrum Scale value-added features:
- Automated information lifecycle management (ILM)
- File storage and temperature-based tiering
- Data encryption
- Data compression
- Data integrity using native software RAID
These features add value and provide more advantages to ECM solutions by automating and optimizing stored content, and reducing intervention by the storage administrator.
Now there is the presentation IBM Spectrum Scale and ECM FileNet Content Manager – A Winning Combination to accompany the Redpaper.