IBM Spectrum Scale Room for Improvement

reviewer1249170
Senior Expert Solution Architect at Vodafone
The biggest problem is that it is not able to provide block storage. It can consume block storage, you can put it on from the storage and present the span over the fiber channel or iSCSI. The problem is that they have not been able to provide block storage consumable to the customer host. This is only a side-based solution. We can install the GPFS into the customer environment but I don't think that is the best solution. The initial setup has room for improvement, it is not straightforward. Spectrum scale is very good from the performance perspective, but from the application perspective, you have to take care if you want to use a database as a service that you can consume. For example, a database, or being able to read and write it, doesn't have a deployment solution. It is missing. View full review »
PhilippeVAILLANT
Infrastructure Architect at Getronics UK Limited
The pricing and licensing model for this solution are complex and it is sometimes difficult to explain it to customers. It is not always easy to sell this product because certain aspects seem complicated for the customer. View full review »
Technicad5c2
Technical Assoc at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Maybe it needs integration with HA. View full review »
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Engineer58ee
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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. Thus, we need to decide whether we need to actually use an IBM solution. However, that decision is way above my level. View full review »
SeniorUne0f7
Senior Unix Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It does everything we need it to do. Though, 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. View full review »
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