GPFS/Spectrum Scale Solutions
Explosions of data, transactions, and digitally-aware devices are straining IT infrastructure and operations, while storage costs and user expectations are increasing. The IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™), high-performance enterprise file management, can help you move beyond simply adding storage to optimizing data management.
- A highly available cluster architecture
- Concurrent shared disk access to a global namespace in either block level or file level
- Capabilities for high performance parallel workloads
- Massive namespace support
- Centrally deployed, managed, backed up and grown
- Seamless capacity and performance scaling
- Ideal for enterprise cloud storage
Whether you have an existing IBM Spectrum Scale system (formerly GPFS) that you feel is under-performing or are trying to plan something new, RAID, Inc. can help. See our Spectrum Scale/GPFS consulting services here.
Spectrum Scale Solutions /GPFS features a highly available cluster architecture with concurrent shared disk access to a global namespace in either block level or file level and capabilities for high performance parallel workloads. All software features such as snapshots, replication and multi-site connectivity are included in the IBM Spectrum Scale/GPFS license. With no license keys except for client and server to add on, you get all of the features up front, including:
Enhanced data availability
- Concurrent file access and block-level locking
- Clustered data access
- Data replication
- Policy-driven automation//tearing
- Storage pools
- Extensible management and monitoring infrastructure
Information lifecycle management
- Disk storage pools
- External storage pool
- High performance metadata processing
Policy-based storage management
- Backups and HSM operations integrated with TSM and HPSS
IBM SPectrum Scale (formerly GPFS) is a highly scalable HSM platform
- ILM provides an optimized long term archiving solution for storing very large amounts of astronomical data
- Due to information having different value to the business at different times, ILM keeps overall cost and complexity down by providing a tiered storage system, that supports data in all lifecycles
- An effective ILM strategy enables 80-90% of the archive to be in tape.
- Data movement to and from tape is managed automatically on demand. The application still has access to the entire namespace.