Overview of IBM Storage Scale

IBM Storage Scale is a clustered file system that provides concurrent access to a single file system or set of file systems from multiple nodes. The nodes can be SAN-attached, network attached, a mixture of SAN-attached and network attached, or in a shared nothing cluster configuration. This enables high-performance access to this common set of data to support a scale-out solution or to provide a high availability platform.

IBM Storage Scale has many features, beyond common data access, including data replication, policy-based storage management, and multisite operations. You can create a cluster of AIX® nodes, Linux® nodes, Windows server nodes, or a mix of all three. IBM Storage Scale can run on virtualized instances that provides common data access in environments, and uses logical partitioning or other hypervisors. Multiple IBM Storage Scale clusters can share data within a location or across wide area network (WAN) connections.