IBM announced innovations across its storage portfolio designed to improve the access to, and management of, data across increasingly complex hybrid cloud environments for greater data availability and resilience.
“Hybrid cloud adoption is rising as businesses turn to technology for greater agility, security and resiliency. A critical component of this environment is the edge of the network, said, Siddhesh Naik, associate director, storage systems sales, India / South Asia. The IBM Spectrum Fusion system integrates compute, storage and networking into a single solution, powered by Red Hat OpenShift. This will enable organizations by supporting environments for both virtual machines and containers and provide software-defined storage for cloud, edge and containerized data centers. This would be the true HyperConverged Infrastructure for Hybrid Multicloud ”
First, the company announced plans to launch a new container-native software defined storage (SDS) solution, IBM Spectrum Fusion in the second half of 2021. The solution will be designed to fuse IBM’s general parallel file system technology and its data protection software to give businesses and their applications a simple and less complex approach to accessing data within the data center, at the edge and across hybrid cloud environments, said a statement from the company.
In addition, IBM introduced updates to its IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS) family of high-performance solutions that are highly scalable and designed for easy deployment: the revamped model ESS 5000, and the new ESS 3200.
“It’s clear that to build, deploy and manage applications requires advanced capabilities that help provide rapid availability to data across the entire enterprise – from the edge to the data center to the cloud,” said Denis Kennelly, general manager, IBM Storage Systems. “It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it starts with building a foundational data layer, a containerized information architecture and the right storage infrastructure.”
The launch of new IBM ESS models and updates, all of which is available now, include: the IBM ESS 3200, a new 2U storage solution that is designed to provide data throughput of 80 GB/second per node, and the IBM ESS 5000 model that has been updated to support 10% more density than previously available for a total storage capacity of 15.2PB. In addition, all ESS systems are now equipped with streamlined containerized deployment capabilities automated with the latest version of Red Hat Ansible. To further bring together edge computing, core data center, private and public cloud environments, the ESS 3200 and 5000 are also fully integrated with IBM Cloud Satellite.