IBM Elastic Storage Server
IBM Elastic Storage Server is a modern implementation of software-defined storage, combining IBM Spectrum Scale software with IBM POWER8® processor-based I/O-intensive servers and dual-ported storage enclosures. IBM Spectrum Scale is the parallel file system at the heart of IBM ESS. IBM Spectrum Scale scales system throughput as it grows while still providing a single namespace. This eliminates data silos, simplifies storage management and delivers high performance. By consolidating storage requirements across your organization onto IBM ESS, you can reduce inefficiency, lower acquisition costs and support demanding workloads.
IBM TS4500 Tape Library
IBM® TS4500 Tape Library is a next-generation storage solution designed to help midsized and large enterprises respond to cloud storage challenges. These challenges include high data volume growth in cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, increasing cost of storage footprints, the difficulty of migrating data across vendor platforms, and the increased complexity of IT training and management as staff resources shrink.
With Aurora DataCloud Enterprises and organizations are creating, analyzing and keeping more data than ever before. Those that can deliver insights faster while managing rapid infrastructure growth are the leaders in their industry. In delivering those insights, an organization’s underlying storage must support new-era big data and artificial intelligence workloads along with traditional applications while ensuring 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.
IBM Spectrum Scale enables the unification of virtualization, analytics, file and object use cases into a single scale-out storage solution. IBM Spectrum Scale can provide a single namespace for all this data, offering a single point of management with an intuitive graphical user interface. Using storage policies transparent to end users, data can be compressed or tiered to the tape or cloud to help cut costs; data can also be tired to high performance media, including server cache, based on heat map of data to lower latency and improve performance. Intelligent caching of data at remote sites ensures that data is available with local read/write performance across geographically distributed sites using Active File Management (AFM). IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition gives organizations an easy way to use cost-effective IBM tape drives and libraries within a tiered storage infrastructure. By using tape libraries instead of disks for Tier 2 and Tier 3 data storage—data that is stored for long-term retention—organizations can improve efficiency and reduce costs related to storing growing amounts of data. IBM Spectrum Archive EE seamlessly integrates with the scalability, manageability and performance of IBM Spectrum Scale, an IBM enterprise file management platform that enables organizations to move beyond simply adding storage—to optimizing data management.