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IBM Spectrum Scale V5: New Levels of Storage Performance

Supports the newest low-latency, high-bandwidth NVMe technology for leadership performance on small and large block size workloads and improved metadata performance

High Performance Parallel File System

IBM Spectrum Scale stripes data in parallel to multiple servers with multiple disks, for extreme, scalable performance

Intelligent Automated Tiering

Data placement policy engine intelligently tiers data from high-performance flash
to low cost storage across a single namespace; places data based on a file’s “heat” – easier and more economical than tiering to more expensive, high latency external object or cloud storage

Built-in Data Protection and Services

Snapshots, Fail-over, Replication, RAID 6, Quotas, Tiering, Compression, Storage pools, ILM data placement policies, and Active File Management (AFM)

Reduces Storage Costs

Built on open, industry standard hardware, roll in new technology over time from multiple vendors

High Speed Metadata Scanning

Empowers ILM policy data movement and data management at scale

IBM Spectrum Scale V5 with Expert Architectural Design and Support

Applied Data Systems ExtremeStor is based on the latest and most innovative IBM Spectrum Scale release v5, with expert architectural design and performance tuning by globally acknowledged IBM Spectrum Scale experts. Applied Data Systems delivers IBM Spectrum Scale on fully integrated, top quality, industry standard hardware for maximum performance, reliability and data protection. Expert support is provided by Applied Data Systems engineers, backed by IBM second level support.

ExtremeStor High Performance, Multi-tier, Single Namespace Architecture

Accelerate Life Science, Machine Learning and Research Workflows

Shown above, data is ingested from high output instruments, sequencers, cameras, and microscopes into ExtremeStor high-performance, multi-tier, single namespace storage. Data is then processed and analyzed by the AgilityFlex Compute Cluster, also provided by Applied Data Systems. ExtremeStor storage provides the cluster the necessary high throughput and low latency to accelerate data hungry compute node processing, speeding completion.

Results files are stored back on ExtremeStor shared storage where researchers access data from their workstations over standard NFS/SMB protocols to perform local workstation-scale data analysis or kick off subsequent HPC-scale analysis on the AgilityFlex Cluster – where it can access data quickly again. Cold data can be migrated by policy to low-cost, high-capacity drives – within the same namespace – without the added complexity or expense of tiering to external object or cloud storage. External tiering (tape, object, cloud) is also available.

Consistently Fast Performance

IBM Spectrum Scale scatters data across spinning disk, eliminating fragmentation degradation on performance as the system fills

Performance of Flash with the Economics of Disk

Economic high capacity disks can be accessed in parallel for high throughput and capacity, combined with a high performance flash tier along with server-side flash

Intuitive Graphical User Interface

Monitors performance, capacity, network, and enhanced maintenance and support, including interaction with IBM support

Enterprise Reliability and Availability

Rock solid file system and high scale
data management trusted by 1000’s of organizations combined with best of breed components for extreme performance and data protection

Genuine IBM Support

2nd and 3rd tier support provided by the IBM Spectrum Scale experts at IBM directly

Flexible Building Blocks

ExtremeStor is delivered as a modular, repeatable, and highly supportable solution consisting of best of breed industry standard components

We’d love to work on your project. We do extensive analysis of your existing and future needs, deliver a comprehensive solution architecture on a validated hardware and software build that ships fully integrated. Contact us for a custom ExtremeStor quote today!

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