Key features of IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

Proven solution

Available in IBM Cloud and AWS, IBM® Spectrum Virtualize™ is the leading software-defined storage that has been proven for years in IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and FlashSystem® families of storage systems, and VersaStack™ converged infrastructure—with more than 180,000 systems running IBM Spectrum Virtualize and managing more than 11 exabytes of data.

Hybrid cloud migration and disaster recovery

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Using sophisticated replication technology, IBM Spectrum Virtualize enables migration of data between on-premises storage and IBM Cloud or AWS. It also supports continuous replication from on-premises storage to public cloud or between public cloud data centers, for disaster recovery purposes. Synchronous and asynchronous mirroring support a range of RPO and RTO targets depending on business needs. On AWS, snapshots to S3 provide "air gap" data protection to help promote cyber resiliency.

Multicloud capability for storage you already own

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud works with on-premises systems built with IBM Spectrum Virtualize software: IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM FlashSystem family and VersaStack. And because these systems can also connect to over 500 storage systems from IBM and other vendors, you can deploy hybrid cloud capability without changing the storage you have.

Consistent management

Paired with IBM Spectrum Virtualize in storage systems, manage storage in IBM Cloud and AWS in the same manner, and using the same user interface, as you do on premises, dramatically simplifying the task of implementing a hybrid cloud storage strategy.

Rich functionality

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Enhance public cloud storage with the rich functionality you're accustomed to on premises. Including nondisruptive data movement, IBM FlashCopy®️ snapshots, and IBM Easy Tier®️ automated tiering.

Easy deployment

Deploy IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Pubic Cloud on AWS directly from AWS Marketplace through a predefined Cloud Formation Template that automatically and securely installs the software, and deploys a high availability two-node cluster on selected EC2 instances. Any Amazon EBS block storage can be attached. On IBM Cloud, automated installation scripts assist deployment of the software on bare metal servers. IBM Performance or Endurance block storage is supported behind the cluster.

Comprehensive ecosystem

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud supports applications running "bare metal" and server virtualization with technologies such as VMware vSphere, Kubernetes and Docker. Plug-ins to support VMware vCenter help to support Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and VMware vCenter help enable consolidated management in these environments. In addition, support for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager helps speed disaster recovery.

Deploy enterprise-class disaster recovery on public cloud

Use synchronous or asynchronous native IP based replication to mirror data to AWS and IBM Cloud, with a multi node configuration for high availability and performance. End to end application aware failover and failback through VMware cloud automation integration. No extra appliances needed.

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