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.
The GPFS now known as IBM Spectrum Scale is a high-performance clustered file system developed as a software defined storage for big data and analytics, and available for cloud and NAS solutions. It can be deployed in shared-disk or shared-nothing distributed parallel modes.RAID Inc. assisted GPFS solutions are used by many of the world’s largest commercial companies and supercomputers.
Seamless capacity and performance scaling
Central management with enhanced Usability, Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Solid-state drive (SSD) read-only cache
High performance metadata processing
Create and define three types of storage pools, manage rules and policies
Data movement to and from tape is managed automatically on demand. The application still has access to the entire namespace
ENHANCED DATA AVAILABILITY
Concurrent file access and block-level locking
Active File Management (AFM) parallel read, write
Clustered data access
Backups and HSM operations integrated with TSM and HPSS
INFORMATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
ILM provides optimized long term archiving for storing very large amounts of astronomical data
ILM keeps overall cost and complexity down by providing tiered storage architecture, supporting data in all lifecycles
An effective ILM strategy enables 80-90% of the archive to be in tape
Native encryption, designed for both secure storage and secure deletion of data
Concurrent shared disk access to a global namespace in either block level or file level
Multiple cache filesets share single file system
When a file is being read into cache, the data can be read as soon as it begins to arrive in the cache
Data can be transferred between sites in parallel
Ideal for enterprise cloud storage
Network performance monitoring
Enterprises are focused on addressing challenges with data that is expanding at a faster rate like never before. It has become a challenge for industries to perform data utilization at speeds that help faster innovation. Those that can deliver insights faster while managing rapid infrastructure growth are the leaders in their industry. An organization’s underlying storage must support both new-era big data and traditional applications with security, reliability and high-performance. IBM Spectrum Scale™ meets these challenges as a high-performance solution for managing data at scale with the distinctive ability to perform archive and analytics in place.
RAID Inc. Storage Systems with Spectrum Scale /GPFS
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