IBM Spectrum Scale Review

Can operate multiple systems within the same file system

What is our primary use case?

We use it for distributed file systems.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it primarily in our SAP organization. It allows us to have a centralized location where we can put our files and distribute them among different applications.

What is most valuable?

We can have multiple systems within the same file system. The performance right now on the file system is better than NAS.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Overall, the stability is pretty good. We do have some issues where Spectrum Scale does not work as expected. We have seen our Spectrum Scale servers go down unexpectedly, but because we have a cluster, it does not take out the entire organization.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I do not think it is applicable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been very helpful. They provide us with pretty good solutions that we can implement moving forward.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were not using anything before this solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was implemented before my time at the company.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated a NAS solution.

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