Key features of IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks
SDS for Red Hat OpenShift private cloud
IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks allows you to build any Red Hat OpenShift container environment with a complete Software Defined Storage Infrastructure foundation. Choose the data resources you need when you need them...block, file or object.
Choose the data resources you need now
Refactoring applications needs flexibility. Choose file, block or object storage for your container data services. Deploy open source software from Red Hat ie: Red Hat Ceph Storage or OpenShift Container Storage or award-winning IBM software like Spectrum Discover, Scale, Virtualize or Cloud Object Storage. Add IBM FlashSystems or ESS for a flexible solution designed to fit all of your container needs. As your needs change simply deploy new data resources.
IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks helps enterprises transform and move to the cloud by enabling them to build new applications using modern processes and by modernizing legacy applications as a competitive advantage.
Delivering infrastructure services easily and efficiently
IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks delivered with IBM Lab Services turns business as usual into business advantage for containers. With big data, analytics and AI, the need for well-designed container environment is more important than ever and IBM Systems Lab Services offers the infrastructure services to help you build the foundation of a smart enterprise that empowers your business.
Simple scalable deployments
As expected with private cloud deployments, IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks are specifically packaged to grow, shrink and redeploy depending on the application or workloads needs. This way organizations can simply deploy data resources, scaling up or down without impact to their business.
Private Cloud containerized environments can be complex. The volume of resources and components needed can be daunting. IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks along with IBMs Cloud Paks adds valuable tools and enhancements to speed up private cloud deployments. Each IBM Cloud Pak™ includes containerized IBM middleware on top of a common integration layer — designed to reduce development time by up to 84 percent and operational expenses by up to 75 percent.*
Quickly deploy persistent data resources as data classes
IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks is software defined storage foundation made from open source red hat titles and IBM software defined titles that consolidates storage provisioning and abstracts storage configuration complexities from the applications. Users will now be able to provision persistent storage as a data resource based on classes of storage, predefined to comply with your businesses SLAs.
IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks supports Container Storage Interface (CSI). As containerized environments grow and as more customers move to the cloud, storage must adapt. Data persistence and performance shoot to the top of “container data resource” needs. To stay ahead, IBM now supports the CSI open initiative for our IBM block arrays; the IBM FlashSystem and DS8K. This translates into a single CSI that works with all Container Orchestrator Systems simplifying management and reducing costs.
In addition, the IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks now support CSI for unstructured data. As containerized environments grow and as more customers move to the cloud, storage must adapt. Data persistence and performance shoot to the top of “container data resource” needs. To stay ahead, IBM supports the CSI open initiative for IBM Spectrum Scale. This translates into a single CSI that works with all Container Orchestrator Systems simplifying management and reducing costs.