Webcast: Breaking performance barriers for AI and hybrid cloud

Overview

Storage made simple for AI and hybrid cloud modernization

IBM Elastic Storage® System (ESS) is software-defined storage that makes it easier to deploy fast, highly scalable storage for AI and big data. IBM ESS can reduce inefficiency, lower acquisition costs, simplify storage management, eliminate data silos, support multiple demanding workloads, and deliver high performance throughout your organization.

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Product overview

Benefits

Fast time to value

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ESS 3500 combines IBM Spectrum Scale file management software with NVMe flash storage for the ultimate in scale-out performance and simplicity, delivering 91GB/s of data throughput per 2U system.

Efficiency

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Containerized software install and a powerful management GUI minimize demands on IT staff time and expertise. Dense storage within a 2U package means a small data center footprint.

Reliability

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Software-defined erasure coding assures data recovery while using less space than data replication. Restores can take minutes rather than hours or days and can be run without disrupting operations.

Product overview

Benefits

Fast time to value

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ESS 5000 combines IBM Spectrum Scale file management software with NVMe flash storage for the ultimate in scale-out performance and simplicity, delivering 91GB/s of data throughput per 2U system.

Efficiency

Curved line leading to an arrow pointing right

Containerized software install and a powerful management GUI minimize demands on IT staff time and expertise. Dense storage within a 2U package means a small data center footprint.

Reliability

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Software-defined erasure coding assures data recovery while using less space than data replication. Restores can take minutes rather than hours or days and can be run without disrupting operations.

Deployment flexibility

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Available in a wide range of capacities from tens to hundreds of terabytes per 2U. Deploy as a standalone edge system or scale out with additional ESS 3500 systems or with IBM ESS 5000 nodes.

Support massive volumes of data

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IBM ESS 5000 can deliver up to 55GB/s of throughput and scale-out to exabytes of storage with IBM Spectrum Scale. Growing data can be managed and tiered across practically any storage.

Integrate NVMe storage

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IBM ESS 5000 can run in a cluster with IBM ESS 3200 servers to provide powerful and simple NMVe scale-out storage for AI, HPC and many other data workloads.

Features

Key features of ESS 3500 and ESS 5000

Optimize your storage with key features that allow for integration and scalability.

IBM Spectrum Scale software

Spectrum Scale comes installed on a pre-configured system offering scalable capacity and performance to handle demanding data analytics.

IBM Erasure Coding

Recover data in minutes rather than hours while using less space than data replication.

True scale-out capability

A high performance, single unified file system that scales out to meet the demands of the largest of data systems.

Global sharing and collaboration

Enables low-latency read and write access to data from anywhere in the world using AFM distributed routing and advanced caching technology.

Policy-based tiering and data reduction

Move data between different storage tiers and enhance performance by freeing up primary storage.

Cyber secure lockable data and audit trails

Access a detailed log of every action or activity taken related to data or reports.

Related products

IBM Spectrum Scale

High performance scale-out storage software and enterprise data services with global federated capacity.

IBM Spectrum Discover

Simplify data for AI with a 360-degree view from edge to insight and reduce time for data organization and analysis.

IBM Spectrum Fusion*

A container-native storage solution for global hybrid cloud data access and enterprise storage services for mission critical data.

Resources

Documentation

ESS 5000 Guide

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Elastic Storage® System 5000 (ESS 5000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution.

ESS 3000 Guide

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Elastic Storage® System 3000 (ESS 3000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution.

Support

Optimized support

IBM Premium Support Services streamlines the entire support process by leveraging analytics tools and dedicated support specialists.

Report

Support Services leader

Based on the IDC study, 85% of enterprises mentioned support services as key differentiator when choosing a vendor to purchase datacenter systems.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.

Footnotes

*Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.