IBM Enhances Spectrum Storage…

IBM’s February 7, 2017 software-defined storage announcement was so chock full of new capabilities for the company’s Spectrum Storage and Cloud Object Storage, it’s tough to sum it up in one sentence or even a paragraph. But a look at the history of IBM Spectrum Storage will provide some context and illustrate IBM’s prime objectives: consistency, integration and flexibility. The Spectrum Family of software- defined storage was first announced in February 2015 — a rebranding of existing IBM storage solutions with names more indicative of their functions. In early 2016, IBM announced the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite, a single capacity-based license that includes all the IBM Spectrum Storage offerings. Over time, the suite has become more of a “family”, with a consistent user experience across products by using IBM Storage Design Language (based on IBM design language) and improved integration between members of the product family. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT...

Read More

IBM’s Spectrum Storage: Now a Suite, Not Just a Family

IBM is now providing a comprehensive set of software-defined storage tools under the rubric of the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite to meet this need. These solutions can be applied to data residing in both SAN infrastructures and storage-rich server environments, enhancing the effectiveness of IT. But the new simplified licensing policy for IBM’s Spectrum Storage Suite should also allow enterprise customers to improve both cost and process efficiencies. For more information, EMAIL davidhill@mesabigroup.com NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT...

Read More