Automation is key to faster deployments with fewer resources. Now Canonical’s JuJu charms can help automate deployments of IBM® Spectrum ScaleTM with Ubuntu OpenStack cloud. Just in time for the 2017 Boston OpenStack Summit that starts today (08May2017) we have a Redguide to showcase how to deploy an OpenStack environment in an automated fashion with Spectrum Scale as a storage backend by using Juju Charms. We also have a video to give you more insight to how it works and the value it offers.
IBM Spectrum Scale is a proven, enterprise class file system. OpenStack cloud is the leading open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud platform and Ubuntu is the most used operating system for OpenStack clouds. When used together, these technologies provide a unique cloud platform that accelerates time to value by alleviating many of the storage and management headaches IT administrators, architects, and managers encounter. By integrating the OpenStack storage services within a single storage plane, administrators avoid silos of storage and their corresponding data management headaches, which allows enterprises to realize the full value of their data.
This figure shows IBM Spectrum Scale supports clustered environments and provides file protocol (POSIX, NFS, and SMB) and object protocol (Swift and S3) with unified access capabilities. Spectrum Scale also supports automated tiering of data to cloud object storage providers like IBM Cloud Object Storage (previously known as CleversafeTM) or Amazon S3 using Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT). By using Canonical's Juju Charms, deployment and management operations can be highly automated, and maintenance operations greatly simplified.
If you happen to be at the Summit stop by the IBM booth in the Marketplace. Also, be sure to stop by Canonical's booth.
Video: Automating IBM Spectrum Scale Deployment with Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud and Juju Charms