Feature spotlights

Intuitive, simplified GUI

Design-Think driven UI common across Spectrum Storage Family.

Policy driven data placement

Improve performance with Flash, or cut costs up to 90% with intelligent archiving.

Supports GPFS, NFS, SMB, HDFS, Swift, S3

Multi-Protocol support redefines unified storage for modern workloads, enterprises and instituitons.

Global file sharing with active file management (AFM)

Provides you with low-latency access to data anywhere in the world with AFM distributed disk-caching technology.

Technical details

Software requirements

No software requirements for IBM Spectrum Scale

    Hardware requirements

    Hardware supported: x86 architecture: Intel EM64T processors or AMD Opteron, minimum 1 GB system memory IBM POWER® architecture: AIX v6.1 or v7.1, Linux on POWER3 (minimum), minimum 1 GB system memory; z Systems (Linux only)

    IBM AIX®; Linux: Red Hat, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server; Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows 7; IBM z Systems™

      Technical specifications

      Operating systems supported: IBM AIX®; Linux: Red Hat, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server; Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows 7; IBM z Systems™

      Protocols: POSIX, GPFS, NFS v4.0, SMB v3.0; Big data and analytics: Hadoop MapReduce; Cloud: OpenStack Cinder (block), OpenStack Swift (object), S3 (object)

      Cloud object storage: IBM Cloud Storage System (Cleversafe), Amazon S3, IBM Cloud Native Object, OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3 compatible providers

      • Maximum number of files/file system: 264 (9 quintillion) files per file system
      • Maximum file system size: 8 Exabytes (EB)
      • Minimum/maximum number of nodes: 1 - 16,384

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