IBM Spectrum Fusion datasheet
World Class Hybrid Cloud with OpenShift and IBM Spectrum Fusion
In a recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM in March 2021, 71% of companies said they needed a consistent way to deploy cloud-native applications across on-premises infrastructure and public clouds. As this desire for consistency of applications grow, many customers are turning to the flexibility and capabilities of containers and Kubernetes. In a recent IDC survey (https://www.redhat.com/rhdc/managed-files/st-idc-infrastr ucture-modernization-challenges-analyst-material- f28911-202106-en_1.pdf) , 41% of companies have deployed containers and 24% cited they will be adding production deployments in the next 12 months. In the same survey, 80% of those using containers are already using them in production.
As these containerized workloads grow, customers need applications and data to adjust and shift in response to dynamic market demands so their organization can become more competitive. Developers and IT staff need diverse and easy to use tools & data services to build and deploy applications anywhere, at any pace, with data that scales dynamically, achieves peak performance, and adheres to security requirements. The business goal is to drive agility throughout the organization and become more flexible for constantly changing market dynamics.
Red Hat OpenShift is a clear leader for cloud native applications in a Hybrid Cloud world. The combination of Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Spectrum Fusion create the world class platform you trust to run your mission critical applications.
IBM Spectrum Fusion
IBM Spectrum® Fusion is a container-native data and storage services platform for Red Hat OpenShift. This innovative solution is built with the essential elements necessary for mission critical applications and the hybrid cloud.
Essential elements include:
Until recently, Spectrum Fusion was only available on a purpose-built hyper-converged platform called IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI. The latest release is delivered as software with a vision to run on OpenShift everywhere.
IBM Spectrum Fusion has built in application aware backup and recovery. By harvesting capabilities from the industry proven IBM Spectrum Protect Plus product, the new Spectrum Fusion containerized offering provides a unified way to not only backup Red Hat OpenShift container environments but also leverage the same interface to backup VMWare or RedHat OpenShift VM environment.
Ensuring business continuity with high availability and disaster recovery
Keep your business operating without disruption by securely and automatically replicating data across data centers, zones, and regions so that the loss of any does not affect critical business processes.
A global data platform
IBM Spectrum Fusion is built on a market-leading technology that provides global access to data transparently to a container application. The application sees the data as another local file structure. The data can be physically located in another data source, thousands of miles away. This global data access includes S3 object data from the cloud or on-premises, Network File System (NFS) data from Dell/EMC, Netapp, or other vendors and any IBM Spectrum Scale compatible storage system.
Simply application centric experience
Manage data and storage services in the context of the applications being built and operated. Monitor performance or capacity, and in real time expand storage transparently to global namespace on remote systems or in the cloud.
Certified with IBM Cloud Paks
Drive business agility through automation. Harden security in an uncertain world. Infuse AI throughout the organization.
IBM Spectrum Fusion maintains the most comprehensive testing and support with IBM Cloud Paks.
Built out of IBM Research with a heritage in High-Performance Computing
Full stack software support of THE world class enterprise Hybrid Cloud Platform
Hybrid Cloud Integration
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