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The IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint for IBM Cloud Private is ideal for private cloud environments where client’s intend to leverage their on-premises IBM storage persistently and wish to integrate with applications or micro-services requiring data-sovereignty or have regulatory requirements to meet.

IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud Private contains compute, networking, and storage. IBM Spectrum Connect plus Storage Enabler for Containers is the storage connector enabling storage provisioning and defines storage classes for the Kubernetes cluster, assigning them based on application needs.

IBM Storage Solution for IBM Cloud Provide provides a Blueprinted reference architecture for IBM Cloud Private platform-as-a-services and enables clients to deploy IBM’s Enterprise Storage capabilities into cloud environments.

IBM Cloud private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, private image repository, management console, and monitoring frameworks.

The Blueprint includes reference architectures encompassing a full-stack multicloud capable infrastructure e.g. compute, networking and storage that can be provisioned through IBM Cloud Private and deliver modern workloads such as AI, blockchain, analytics, and HPC capabilities.

IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint is a pre-tested and validated blueprint that delivers infrastructure foundation for IBM Cloud Private.

Using the blueprinted reference architecture, you can purchase components of IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint for IBM Cloud Private. Contact your IBM Storage, IBM Cloud, or Business Partner Sales representative.

IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint for IBM Cloud Private can be pre-integrated by an IBM Business Partner as a complete integrated private cloud stack. Alternatively, customers have the flexibility to do the integration themselves referencing the IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint.

Yes, IBM Spectrum Access Blueprinted architectures can be customized to meet the requirements of your specific application environment.

Yes. Additional compute, network and storage capacities can be added anytime allowing you to scale up or out as your business needs dictate.

IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud Private contains compute, networking and storage. IBM Spectrum Connect plus Storage Enabler for Containers is the storage connector that enables storage provisioning and defines storage classes for the Kubernetes cluster, assigning them based on application needs.

Contact your IBM Storage Hardware support line for support.

General guidelines are available in the IBM Spectrum Access Blueprint for IBM Cloud Private documentation. For individual guidelines please contact your IBM Storage, IBM Cloud, or Business Partner Sales representative.

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