What is IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks?

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.

What are the key components of IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks?

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.

What are IBM Cloud Paks?

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. Learn more here.

What are my options for licensing Storage Suite for Cloud Paks?

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.

Why would I purchase IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks instead of buying the storage pieces individually?

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.

What is the difference between IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks Standard and Capacity Editions?

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.

Why do I need IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks with individual Cloud Paks?

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.

Can IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks work with any private cloud platform?

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