IBM Spectrum Scale Pros and Cons

IBM Spectrum Scale Pros

Technicad5c2
Technical Assoc at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It makes our file system sharing a lot easier, even across different continents. We have had file systems shared across different continents with no performance degradation.
It has been pretty reliable throughout the years. As far as capacity is concerned, it can handle most heavy loads.
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Engineer58ee
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Its great servicing high availability. That is what it is used for.
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SeniorUne0f7
Senior Unix Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Allows us to share files across multiple environments.
It is incredibly scalable and stable.
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ClientSef4c8
Client Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We can have multiple systems within the same file system.
Technical support has been very helpful. They provide us with pretty good solutions that we can implement moving forward.
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IBM Spectrum Scale Cons

Technicad5c2
Technical Assoc at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Maybe it needs integration with HA.
They should probably simply the Red Hat implementation portion. This portion was not as straightforward as I would like it to be.
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Engineer58ee
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This is probably the biggest challenge, getting everything upgraded, because it just takes time. We wish it was a faster solution to be able to do everything at once, but you have do each node individually. The more nodes, the longer it takes.
The main issue that we have now is with the encryption. They want to use more metrics in encryption, which is not working very well.
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SeniorUne0f7
Senior Unix Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Making it a little easier to add bad file sets would help. There is a transition to how you add storage and how you add a file set, so making that a little smoother would probably be my recommendation.
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ClientSef4c8
Client Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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