IBM Spectrum Virtualize: Essential Software for Cloud Deployments


We’re seeing clients really gravitating toward hybrid cloud. Analysts have said
that by 2017 80% of organizations are going to be
using hybrid clouds and by 2018 65% of IT organizations will have their
assets deployed off premises either co-located or located into service
provider organizations with the phenomenon of hybrid clouds. The number
one use case right now for clients moving to the cloud is backup or
disaster recovery implementations. IBM now offers Spectrum Virtualize software
as a software-only product which means that clients who are interested in
deploying software-defined infrastructures can now purchase the
software from IBM as as a downloadable image that they can put on standard x86
Intel hardware. Spectrum Virtualize has been in the market for 13 years shipping
on our appliances on our Storwize platforms, SAN Volume Controller,
VersaStack, and V9000. And so now we’re really extending that capability to offer it as
a software-only release. The benefit of building DR as a service on Spectrum
Virtualize is that it doesn’t matter what the end
client or the subscriber has in their data center they can simply purchase the
software either through an IBM reseller or IBM directly and they can deploy this
on-site on an Intel server and the service provider can deploy it on their
premises to put together a complete DR as a service solution with very low cost
cloud storage on the backend at the service provider location. One of the
key benefits for service providers with Spectrum Virtualize software only is
for the service provider that’s offering disaster recovery as a service. Having
that availability to the data is of the utmost importance and with the five 9s
availability and the hardened nature of the solutions that have been in the market for
so long, service providers–cloud service providers–offering disaster recovery as
a service can count on us and when it comes to disaster recovery, reliability
is king and reputation is king so they can bank their business on this software.
our ISV ecosystem for Spectrum Virtualize and really all the storage
portfolio is of the utmost importance for us to be able to provide complete solutions
to our clients. VMware is one example of a very important ISV: we integrate with
all of VMware’s key API.s around storage. In addition to VMware,
ISVs like CommVault, Symantec, Riverbed and and other infrastructure
ISVs are very critical. If you take a look at industry applications, solutions
such as EPIC in the healthcare space or SAP Hana for instance, these solutions
are well integrated with our Storwize family and Spectrum Virtualize solution.
IBM is excited about the future of the software, we’re continuing to optimize it
and add additional features and capabilities and we’re very excited
about helping our clients on their journey to cloud.

MSP Databalance Case Study: Business decisions in real time based on fast data-driven Analytics


In our modern datacenters, we prefer IBM infrastructure. For our environment we have a mixed platform from Intel, Linux, Power i and AIX.
For this we use the various IBM Power P, Power i and Intel servers. All these systems are linked using the capabilities of the IBM San Volume Controller, FlashSystem V840 and V7000. As central storage solutions we use the V3700, V7000 and V840 storage systems, because of their excellent speed, reliability and low operating costs. The San Volume Controller is used to easy tier, real time compression and mirroring. With these standard techniques present at our systems we are redundant and thus high available. To insure continuity, we are using Tivoli Storage Manager software on most platforms, fully integrated with our SVC solutions. Together with IBM we can offer all possible cloud solutions for our customers, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS. The SAP platform used by Beeztees is hosted by Databalance Services. Databalance advised Beeztees to put the database servers on IBM Flash Storage. This IBM V840 Flash Storage delivers more than 400 thousand IOP’ s. The other servers have been placed on Easy Tier Storage, resulting in an optimal mix of speed and capacity. In practice the generation of reports, lookup jobs and batches are processed much faster. Databalance is a key partner of Beeztees in the field of automation. Throughout the whole migration Databalance has been involved and has advised and supported us. The result of the last months is a very modern and “state of the art” ERP platform based on SAP software and IBM hardware, which enables Beeztees to stay a few steps ahead of the competition. IBM Spectrum is based on software-defined storage and it enables users to obtain increased business benefits from their current storage products whether from IBM or another vendor. IBM has pioneered in this field since 2003 and supports more than 265 storage systems from several brands. This give you more value from earlier storage investments. Databalance is making use of the IBM Spectrum family in serving its clients. The IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a giving maximum flexibility and reliability by virtualizing the storage. You can also get more benefits by using features like Real Time Compression and Easy Tier. And of course you can create a disaster recovery environment by implementing remote mirroring. With IBM Spectrum Protect you enable a reliable, efficient data protection and resiliency for software defined, virtual, physical and cloud environments.

Comprehensive hybrid cloud data solutions for any business, any data type


your business is unique your data is unique but there’s one universal truth your data needs are growing faster than your IT budget like other forward-thinking enterprises you’re seeking hybrid cloud solutions to efficiently and flexibly store the data needed for new generation applications with the hybrid cloud capabilities of IBM spectrum storage a cost-effective solution has arrived systems built with IBM spectrum virtualize modernize your unique data infrastructure smoothly integrating enterprise class capabilities to nearly any existing storage infrastructure without new hardware investment now with IBM spectrum virtual eyes you can use cloud storage to store snapshots or even archive copies of on-premise data freeing capacity for new applications combined with existing hybrid cloud functions in the IBM spectrum storage family and IBM Cloud object storage you can create a comprehensive data and storage solution for all your data everywhere so you can build your business’s cognitive future around the core of your evolving data IBM spectrum storage with hybrid cloud capabilities taking what makes you unique and making it better on the cloud

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite at IBM InterConnect Part 1


How is it possible to intelligently monitor a storage environment in a single panel? Well, for this problem we have Spectrum Control, which provides effective management in a subsystem storage environment, from IBM and not from IBM, through a single point of control. It includes an optimized interface for storage specialists, IBM users, UV center, IBM cloud environments and openstack APIs, allowing for greater adherence to IT modules and Agile Cams. This offer can be purchased on-premise and Off-premise, in the IBM cloud.
IBM Spectrum Control. How you can simplify and save on data protection management? Do you need to make multiple copies of the same data so that they are safe? IBM Spectrum Protect simplifies and has the smallest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared to other tools in the market, because it uses a more efficient architecture, without reliance on media servers, appliances or other equipment. Because it uses reduction techniques of native data, such as incremental and progressive security copy, in which only the recently altered files or blocks are continuously protected, without relying on synthetic or equivalent routines. We also have online deduplication, which is also incorporated in the product without additional cost. Deduplication and online compression, on the client and side server. With less data, less cost, less effort to manage this environment. Less infrastructure costs, to protect against media failures or disasters, it is recommended to have at least two copies of your data, which can be electronically replicated by the tool, at no additional cost, or through the media rotation process. With that, IBM Spectrum Protect eliminates the need for multiple backup routines for storing the same data, for example: weekly, monthly, yearly. Without compromising data availability. IBM Spectrum Protect.