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IBM Spectrum Fusion – Product Brief

Published May 23th, 2022. Concise 7-page overview of IBM Spectrum Fusion. Includes overview, highlights, EvaluScale review and more. Download the full Product Brief now!

IBM Spectrum Fusion is a container-native file storage platform designed for Kubernetes applications running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP).

IBM Spectrum Fusion includes containerized versions of IBM’s Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus data protection software. It is available as a turnkey HCI product that ships packaged on server nodes, or as software-defined storage that can run on 64-bit Intel or AMD x86 hardware. The software-defined storage version is a bare metal deployment of Red Hat OCP that runs on VMware.

This product brief pertains to the software-defined storage version. You can find detailed information on IBM Spectrum Scale HCI here.

While based mostly on the same technology, there are a few differences between Spectrum Fusion HCI and Spectrum Fusion software-defined storage besides the turnkey appliance. Spectrum Fusion HCI requires a six-node minimum (three control and three compute nodes) while Spectrum Fusion SDS starts with three nodes. Spectrum Fusion SDS also includes features that are missing from Spectrum Fusion HCI, such as IBM Spectrum Discover metadata management software for unstructured data and support for Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF) as a storage type.

IBM Spectrum Fusion Product Brief Includes: 

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Usage and Deployment
  • EvaluScale Product Review Methodology
  • Evaluator Group Opinion

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