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“The technical, sales, support and leadership teams at ADS are outstanding. They offer cost-effective, scalable solutions for scientific compute and storage applications at all tiers of need. Support and sales have been integral to our ability to offer IT services to research labs across our enterprise with a small team of technical experts. We consider their team an extension of our technical and engineering staff. They are typically our first choice to work with when we fulfill customer infrastructure needs. It’s a pleasure to work with them.”

Kevin Smith
IT Manager
UC San Diego

Top 5 Reasons to Source GPFS from Applied Data Systems

  1. Enterprise Commercial Support and Turn on Services for ESS 
  2. We are Experts in System Design and Architecture in Complex Environments
  3. We Offer a Choice of Platforms Based on Your Needs and Your Use Case; IBM ESS or Custom Built on NetApp E Series
  4. Systems From 10’s of Gigabytes to 100’s of Gigabytes Throughput Utilizing our NVMe Flash Building Block
  5. We Offer The Best GPU POD System: IBM AC922, HPE, or NVIDIA GPU Servers; EDR/HDR Infiniband Network; NVMe Storage; Software Fully Integrated and Tested Before White Glove Shipment and Install
Extreme Scale and Performance Trusted By Thousands of Organizations Worldwide

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 GPFS 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

GPFS 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

Professional Consultation and Architecture Design

Our ex IBM GPFS R&D engineers have extensive knowledge of software defined storage, distributed file systems, Information Lifecycle Management, Big Data, DR/HA/data protection strategies and multi-site deployments including cloud integration.

We have architected multi-million dollar, enterprise level, distributed storage solutions for the National Labs and Fortune 100 companies in healthcare, finance, telecommunication, technology and energy. Our expertise is in clearly defining technical and business needs and then building innovative solutions that lead to client success.

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

IBM Spectrum Scale V5 with Expert Architectural Design and Support

Applied Data Systems ExtremeStor GPFS 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.

IBM Spectrum Discover

Metadata Management for ExtremeStor GPFS

IBM Spectrum Discover is modern metadata management software that provides data insight for exabyte-scale unstructured storage. IBM Spectrum Discover indexes metadata for billions of files. This metadata enables data scientists, storage administrators, and data stewards to efficiently manage, classify and gain insights from massive amounts of unstructured data. The insights gained accelerate large-scale analytics, improve storage economics, and help with risk mitigation to create competitive advantage and speed critical research.

• Event notifications and policy-based workflows
• Fine-grained views of storage consumption
• Fast, efficient search through petabytes of data
• Quickly differentiate mission-critical business data
• Policy-based custom tagging
• Extensible via Software Developers Kit (SDK)

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 an expert GPFS consultation today!

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