IBM upgrades cloud and object storage solutions

IBM upgrades cloud and object storage solutions

IBM has expanded its storage capabilities with new cloud technologies, collaborations, and new object storage, data protection, and converged infrastructure technologies with partner Cisco.

IBM has provided its Spectrum Discover, the company’s metadata management software, with support for heterogeneous environments, reports CRN. These include competing storage technologies such as Dell EMC Isilon and NetApp, and cloud services such as Amazon Web Services S3, Spectrum Scale and Cloud Object Storage.

In addition, a new generation of Cloud Object Storage has been unveiled. Cloud Object Storage is a technology for efficient management of object storage for secondary storage and next-generation big data and artificial intelligence workloads.

For example, Cloud Object Storage has received a new second-generation object storage device. This device offers 37 percent lower cost per terabyte, and sees its capacity increase by 26 percent to 10.2 petabytes in a single rack. The throughput has also been increased by 25 percent.

Spectrum Protect Plus

IBM has brought the collaboration between Spectrum Protect Plus and AWS closer together in order to update its data protection capabilities.

Spectrum Protect Plus can now also protect IBM Db2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MongoDB databases hosted on AWS. It is also possible to perform disaster recovery from backup repositories stored in AWS. The technology is available through AWS Marketplace.

The data on AWS hosted repositories can also be archived on tape, or to Amazon S3 Glacier, Azure Archive Storage or Cloud Object Storage Archive from Big Blue itself. There is also support for AWS S3 Intelligent Tiering.


Finally, IBM has created a new version of its VersaStack converged infrastructure in collaboration with Cisco. This new version includes FlashSystem 9100, which is the first NVMe-based storage platform of Big Blue.

The first version contains NVMe-over-Fibre Channel connectivity. This version will appear at the end of the third quarter. At the end of this year or the beginning of 2020, there will also be a variant with NVMe-over-Ethernet.

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