IBM Spectrum Fusion
is a data-native solution for Red Hat OpenShift-based hybrid clouds. Converges existing container storage technologies (Kubernetes) with the market-leading software-defined storage technology, IBM Spectrum Scale. This technology provides advanced data lifecycle management, including automatic disaster recovery, use of remote caches, or support across geographically distributed sites.
The HCI edition will be the industry’s first container-centric hyper-converged system. Although competing HCI systems support containers, most are focused on virtual machines, which are also supported. IBM Spectrum Fusion works “out of the box”, being designed by and for containers running on top of Red Hat OpenShift. There is no better, faster, cheaper place for data than IBM Spectrum Fusion.
The solution is designed to integrate with IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Manager for full integration with cloud environments, wherever they are. IBM is still committed to a “round-trip” path, where at any time we have the option of deciding which workloads we run in our data centers or in the cloud without compromising the performance or security of our applications.
The release of IBM Spectrum Fusion goes hand in hand with the new Flash System and ESS (Elastic Storage Systems) storage servers. Spectrum Fusion follows the already established IBM line of offering customers the possibility of purchasing only the software or the complete infrastructure of storage and servers, in the same line of IBM-basedElastic Storage System (ESS) incorporates Spectrum Scale and is offered as standalone software to suit the needs of each customer’s infrastructure.