Redefining absolute engineering related to hardcore hardware processes with the objective of addressing storage issues that large corporate across the world put up with, with a deluge of data to handle and to sort to reduce redundancy, IBM offers premium storage systems, Spectrum Fusion), Quantum’s StorNext 7 converged infrastructure (H4000) and Pure Storage’s Portworx Enterprise 28 and Pure 1.
IBM has unrolled Spectrum Fusion which is container-native storage service, termed as SDS (software defined storage) and which is designed on the futuristic concept that in coming times, storage needs are likely to get broader, more diverse and a new innovation is hence required to be programmed right into its core foundation that should completely be container-centric and should provide only a single copy of data which could be accessed from anywhere in the world. Here, for real time processing, with local cache, a single data copy is secured which is shared across all data sources. The underlying objective is to facilitate the process of accessing data that would be made available or shared through private data centres to the network spanning a broader spectrum of cloud frameworks.
Here, for the sake of time management during application run, certain products like Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation have to be roped in, which simply bring in the synergy with storage platform, especially with Spectrum Scale which is parallel file system from IBM as well as with Spectrum Protect Plus that is its data protection software. For getting a better idea about its framework’s layout, please refer to the image below, where you will be amazed to note how only one management provision makes constant system usage fairly comfortable, alongside utilizing container native storage.
When would this be available from?
IBM Spectrum Fusion is likely to hit the markets during second half of this year and it would be offered in form of HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure system) while for SDS software would be unrolled by early next year. For Spectrum Fusion HCI, such is a 1U compute/storage node, wherein there is designed:
42U rack, two 100GbE Ethernet ToR switches,
a couple of switches for managing Ethernet.
6 units of 1U X86 storage/compute nodes as its basic configuration.
On each node, there can be used, 2-10 7.68TB NVMe flash drives (but in pairs) and full rack is capable of managing or holding upto 20 nodes provided, such should be configured in pairs. Further, in Spectrum Fusion HCI, an addition can be made for AMD CPUs and NVIDIA A100 GPUs.
Apart from this, IBM had also uncovered its 2U NVMe flash-based Elastic Storage System 3200 basically meant for quality performance in-line with AI and hybrid cloud. Such is the storage framework that enhances the ESS 3000 output 2X with 80 GB per node. For best of the outcome, advanced file management alongside the provision for global data access is being tuned in there.
Then, there is also crafted linear scaling TB/s system with yottabytes of capacity which IBM is proudly hopeful that it would navigate the edge, core and the cloud alike. Below given image reveals more detais on such storage framework:
Quantum Also Puts Efforts:
Here Quantum also ventured in, with the declaration of a supreme range of appliance compatible with its updated StorNext converged architecture, known as the Quantum H4000 Series. Herein 2U unit, StorNext File System can be placed, to reduce Rackspace, power and to address cooling needs.
Sans doubt, with such a combination, deploying the solution in edge and remote frameworks has been a cakewalk. This solution is meant for the superior management of video as well as other types of unstructured data. Quantum decides to supply the product in market by the end of this month. For getting some better idea about the product, please refer to the product below:
Going by the words from Quantum, StorNext is going to be the fastest file framework in the world, meant for easing video workloads. This would fast-track teamwork, would ease collaboration among locations and departments which would have different standards of connectivity.
Finally, it would be hugely economical too in terms of storage and data protection and would allow swift and timely management of data at various levels. As for using it, there is a licensing model designed on pay-as-you-go model.
Clearly, with H4000 with StorNext 7, there is a collective and converged architecture offering simpler storage framework with file and block and where client services are virtually functional onto the device.
During the Pure/ Accelerate Digital Event, a handful of premium product range and services are declared from Pure Storage, such as Portworx Enterprise 2.8. Company maintains, “With new integrations across Pure’s portfolio of products and services and with VMware Tanzu, customers can now use Portworx to scale their Kubernetes usage to greater levels with unprecedented simplicity. With new capabilities such as dynamic storage provisioning on FlashArray™and FlashBlade, and unified visibility and support via Pure1, Portworx enables containerized workloads to run seamlessly across the cloud, bare metal infrastructure, Pure Storage arrays, and even competitive storage solutions.”
Going further, Pure also unveiled Pure1 Digital Experience. Then, there is speculative service management where on basis of pattern services are predicted and which uncovers issues beforehand and provides resolutions rightaway, before any major mishappening. Here, Pure1 predicts the possible events if workloads are added or adjusted to other locations.
Here, power of AI is harnessed and planning potential built into Pure1 puts forth workload planning on basis of recommendations about possible scalability of performance and functional capacity. Additionally, predictive analysis is utilized and alerts are being raised, ensuring that IT organizations maintain a healthy functional environment and meet their SLAs while the whole framework is being monitored by Pure team dedicated to extend support and assistance with pre-emptive calls.
Not mincing words, but IBM’s Spectrum Fusion makes way for Red Hat OpenShift management in such unique hyperconverged infrastructure. Then, Quantum’s converged framework with StorNext 7 help manage video and unstructured data storage distribution in mobile and edge applications. Finally, with Pure Storage’s Portworx 2.8 Kubernetes storage is refined while Pure1 brings forth versatile customer satisfaction in terms of storage.