External storage services

External storage services are available for use with IBM Storage Fusion Data Foundation.

IBM Storage Fusion Data Foundation can use IBM FlashSystem systems or make services from an external IBM Storage Ceph cluster available for consumption through OpenShift Container Platform clusters running on the following platforms:

  • VMware vSphere

  • Bare metal

  • Red Hat OpenStack platform (Technology Preview)

  • IBM Power

  • IBM Z infrastructure

The Fusion Data Foundation operators create and manage services to satisfy Persistent Volume (PV) and Object Bucket Claims (OBCs) against the external services. External cluster can serve block, file and object storage classes for applications that run on OpenShift Container Platform. The operators do not deploy or manage the external clusters.