IBM Spectrum Scale Primary Use Case

reviewer1249170
Senior Expert Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case of this solution is for virtualization, data restore for VMware, NFS exports for a backup share, and in the future, we are thinking about using this to update based storage for S3 buckets. At the moment, we mainly use it for NFS topics. View full review »
PhilippeVAILLANT
Infrastructure Architect at Getronics UK Limited
I am a pre-sales engineer in an IT company and we provide a variety of solutions to our clients. IBM Spectrum Scale GPFS is one of the products that we resell and I have experience with. We provide IBM Spectrum scale as a high-availability storage solution. One of our customers is in the business of making and transforming videos and they use different platforms such as Linux, AIX, and Windows. Using this solution allows access to all of the files on all of these platforms from a single place. View full review »
Technicad5c2
Technical Assoc at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use it a lot for sharing file systems between several Red Hat and AIX servers. It is mostly for different lines of business. It works pretty well. We have been using it for almost a decade now. It is actually one of the better products of IBM. We have seen applications come and go, but Spectrum Scale is one of those things where we have had more customers move into the product than other vendors' solutions. View full review »
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Engineer58ee
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It performs well. We use it for our data over multiple systems. At the same time, it is a shared file system. It works pretty well for the most part. We have an on-premise infrastructure. It is basically shared disks. They run three of them through the network. So, we set up NSD disks on all the machines. All the nodes can write to them, and we can have as many nodes as we want to put into the environment. That part works well. We have approximately 500 instances. View full review »
SeniorUne0f7
Senior Unix Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using it for our SAS work and data areas. It is performing very well for us. We have data centers onsite and offsite (for whenever we do DR failover). Right now, we manage just one instance of it. View full review »
ClientSef4c8
Client Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for distributed file systems. View full review »
Ahmed Sabry
Team Leader at National Bank of Egypt
Spectrum Scale is one of the most important products in our environment now. We are using it for monitoring all of our storage. We have about 60 users. View full review »
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