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IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks is a comprehensive container-ready solution. It includes open source and enterprise software for IBM Cloud Paks and Red Hat OpenShift environments. This Suite delivers pre-tested reference architectures with data resources for file, block, and object requirements.

IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks consists of Red Hat and IBM’s award winning Storage software products including: IBM Spectrum Scale, IBM Spectrum Discover, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, IBM Cloud Object Storage, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage.

IBM Cloud™ Paks are enterprise-ready, containerized software bundles that give clients an open, faster and more secure way to move core business applications to any cloud. Each IBM Cloud Pak includes Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks can be deployed with perpetual and committed term licenses priced by a Virtual Processor Core (VPC) metric. The Suite is available in two options – Standard Edition and Capacity Edition. All part numbers have a VPC entitlement conversion to capacity.

IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks delivers storage flexibility for IBM Cloud Paks and Red Hat OpenShift deployments. The Suite is simple to consume and offers multiple storage options to build out a secure, agile infrastructure for your hybrid multicloud environment.

With the Standard Edition, each VPC licensed will provide entitlement for up to 2 TBs of storage capacity. With the Capacity Edition, each VPC licensed will provide entitlement for up to 20 TBs of storage capacity. The two editions can be used together to meet your data resource needs.

IBM Cloud Paks, when deployed with Red Hat OpenShift, have data resource requirements. This could be container-native or container-ready storage, and ReadWriteOnce or ReadWriteMany access modes. This Suite includes block, file, and object storage to uniquely meets all workload requirements.

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IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks is designed to run with Red Hat OpenShift 4.2 and later.