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Leading All Flash virtual tape technology now supporting low I/O latency workloads

Low latency workloads prescribe the need to optimize the process for very high volume of data messages with minimal delay (latency) supporting operations that require near real-time access to rapidly changing data. To demonstrate the value that clients put on latency, in 2007 a large...


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Challenges and solutions with storage tiering and backup in IBM Spectrum Scale file systems

In this blog article I describe some challenges and solutions when using storage tiering and backup functions in IBM Spectrum Scale file systems. The backup function is based on the IBM Spectrum Scale mmbackup program that performs file level backup using the IBM Spectrum Protect client and...


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Don't Forget to Register for IBM TechU!

IBM TechU 2021 virtual edition | 25-28 October Continue to learn. Reinvent yourself. Registration is open! IBM Systems brings you an improved digital experience for your training and continuous learning on the journey to Hybrid Cloud and AI. Join us for a technical classroom experience,...


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5 Things you probably didn’t know about data storage on tape

In a world of quickening pace, it is easy to get wrapped up in the music of high-performance nano bits and flash storage. The realism of compute and data is much more complex. As the case of the tortoise and the hare goes, slow and steady often wins the race. In this case we could conceivably...

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A new subscription option for IBM Virtual Storage Center is now available!

There is a new subscription option for new customers who purchase an IBM Virtual Storage Center license. Save time and money One comprehensive solution for storage monitoring, reporting, replication, and virtualization capabilities. IBM Virtual Storage Center is a...


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A Comprehensive Data Resilience Strategy Is Essential in a Threat-Filled World

The volume and intensity of cyber-threats are rising at an alarming rate, with increasing negative operational, financial, and reputational impacts to those affected. In response, IBM Storage is combining the data resiliency capabilities of two market leaders, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and IBM...


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Spectrum Scale NAS at home part 8: Tuning and Quotas

Spectrum Scale is a complex product for being just a filesystem, especially when you only use it on a single server. It's designed for many servers, multiple sites, and multiple filesystems. We're keeping it simple in this blog series on home NAS, so just one server, and one filesystem. Still,...


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SpectrumCast Special Technology Partner Edition - Episode 3 - AvePoint

Steve talks with Mario Carvajal, Chief Strategy Officer for AvePoint about AvePoint technology, what it means to be a CTO and how DocAve, AvePoint's core technology for Microsoft and IBM Spectrum Protect work together to help customers. For more information see the SpectrumCast on Solving...


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DS8900 HPFE Gen2 Flash array structure

The DS8900F uses the HPFE Gen2 Flash array. Two enclosures are driven by a pair of high performance RAID adapters. The High Performance Flash Array Gen2 RAID adapters have 4 ports each running 24Gbps for a combined total of 192Gbps full duplex peak transfer rate. Each RAID adapter is driven by...


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IBM, NVIDIA Team on Supercomputing Scalability for AI

For years IBM Storage has worked with NVIDIA to deliver unique and highly scalable data solutions needed for the demanding environments of high-performance computing, AI and analytic workloads. This week we are advancing that work to new heights. IBM Storage is showcasing the latest in Magnum...