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7 traits to use Spectrum Scale to run container workload

Recently, IBM Spectrum Scale has added a new feather in the cap “Persistent Storage for Containers “. It clearly means that customer can build their...

IBM foils plot to assassinate mainframe VTL’s

In a February 18, 2019, Blocks & Files article, Model9 reveals a plot to murder mainframe VTLs. Unbeknownst to Model9, IBM was aware of the...

Configuring the DS8880 – Using Small Extents

R8.1 of the DS8880 introduced a new configuration option. This provides the ability to configure a storage pool as either large or small extents. The...

Trying out and exploring the Spectrum Scale REST API using “curl” and/or the IBM API Explorer website

Prerequisites Make sure that the Spectrum Scale GUI is up and running and that you have access to it. The minimal required Spectrum Scale GUI...

A case study of capacity augmentation while retaining existing hardware and support application migration.

Author:- Akbar Harees – akharees@in.ibm.com Manish Bansode – mbansode@in.ibm.com Sandeep Bangur – sandeep.bangur@in.ibm.com 1. Requirement:- Our client has 3 site data centers. They have IBM...

Health Monitoring of IBM Spectrum Scale Cluster via External Monitoring Framework.

Ack: Andreas Koeninger for his review and inputs. Many a times administrators or system integrators who manage the data center infrastructure have their own set...

Migrating data from native HDFS to IBM Spectrum Scale based shared storage

Data is growing exponentially. IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale Elastic Server is an enterprise solution that is able to ingest and manipulate data...

Bulk File Creation useful for Test on Filesystems

More often than not, we need a tool that helps create “given number of file” and “given size of files” in a “given directory” on...

The New TS1160 Tape Drive

The 3592 Model 60F/60G are the follow-on product in the 3592 Enterprise Tape Drive family. It offers improvements in capacity, performance and function. The TS1160...

Spectrum Scale and Containers

Recently, IBM has announced a new version of Storage Enabler for Containers (SEC), which adds support for IBM Spectrum Scale. SEC solves the important problem...