IBM Spectrum Scale

Use software-defined storage to manage unstructured data for cloud, big data, analytics, objects and more

IBM Spectrum Scale is unified file and object software-defined storage for high performance, large scale workloads on-premises or in the cloud. Built upon IBM’s award winning General Parallel Filesystem (GPFS), Spectrum Scale includes the specialized protocols, services and performance required by Technical Computing, Big Data, HDFS and business critical content repositories.

The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI and simplified data management and integrated information lifecycle tools are capable of managing petabytes of data and billions of files, in order to manage the growing cost of dealing with ever increasing amounts of data.

Benefits of IBM Spectrum Scale

What’s new with IBM Spectrum Scale

IBM Spectrum Scale provides world-class storage management with extreme scalability, flash accelerated performance, and automatic policy-based storage tiering from flash through disk to tape, reducing storage costs up to 90% while improving security and management efficiency in cloud, big data & analytics environments.

Discover what IBM Spectrum Scale can do for you

When thousands of customers and over 15 years of demanding production deployments, IBM Spectrum Scale is the storage infrastructure that adapts to any demanding application across the enterprise.

IBM Spectrum Scale is part of IBM’s market-leading Software Defined Storage family and is available in multiple ways:

The Challenge

Organizations face major storage challenges as the volume, velocity and variety of unstructured data being created, distributed and stored each day continues to grow at an ever increasing rate. The strain on storage is compounded by emerging technology initiatives such as Big Data/analytics, cloud, and the growing use of mobile devices.

The Solution

IBM Spectrum Scale removes data related bottlenecks by providing parallel access to data, eliminating single filer choke points or hot spots. IBM Spectrum Scale also simplifies data management at scale by providing a single namespace that can be scaled simply, quickly, and infinitely by simply adding more scale-out resources – eliminating “filer sprawl” and its associated headaches.

IBM Spectrum Scale’s Graphical User Interface makes it easy to start small and scale huge. Storage adminstrators can quickly provision, deploy and manage storage with full access to the fine grained policy driven control that IBM Spectrum Scale provides.

IBM Spectrum Scale management and data lifecycle automation bridges the gaping data growth – budget chasm, bringing storage costs into line. As part of IBM’s Spectrum Storage family, it is integrated with IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly known as Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) or IBM Spectrum Archive (formerly known as Linear Tape File System (LTFS). IBM Spectrum Scale can uniquely manage the full data life cycle, delivering geometrically lower cost savings through policy driven automation and tiered storage management.