IBM Storage Fusion Data Foundation subscription is based on “core-pairs,” similar to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The IBM Storage Fusion Data Foundation 2-core subscription is based on the number of logical cores on the CPUs in the system where OpenShift Container Platform runs.
- Fusion Data Foundation subscriptions are stackable to cover larger hosts.
- Cores can be distributed across as many virtual machines (VMs) as needed. For example, ten 2-core subscriptions will provide 20 cores and in case of IBM Power a 2-core subscription at SMT level of 8 will provide 2 cores or 16 vCPUs that can be used across any number of VMs.
- Fusion Data Foundation subscriptions are available with Premium or Standard support.