The Redbooks team is pleased to announce the publication of the Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud IBM Redpaper.
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is a brand new offering that provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functionality in IBM Cloud. This new capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises private clouds or data centers and the public cloud.
The book explains architecture and design considerations, step by step implementation details and typical uses cases of this solution. The following figure depicts the solution architecture used in this book.
In this environment, the on-prem data center is connected to the IBM Cloud using an IPSec VPN that terminates to a network gateway appliance in the cloud. In addition to this, we used native IP replication between a Storwize system and Spectrum Virtualize. This storage based replication allows for data consistency between sites. For guidance on configuring IPSec on the gateway appliance provisioned on the IBM Cloud you can refer to Appendix B, “Basic configuration of the IBM Cloud Network Gateway Appliance”.
The following is the table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Architecture of the solution
Chapter 3. Planning and preparation for the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud deployment
Chapter 4. Implementation
Chapter 5. Typical use cases for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
Chapter 6. Supporting the solution
Appendix A. Approach and guidelines for Disaster Recovery solution in the public cloud
Appendix B. Basic configuration of the IBM Cloud Network Gateway Appliance
I hope you enjoy the book! If you have comments or questions, please use the Comments section of this blog below.