IBM Spectrum Scale Valuable Features

reviewer1249170
Senior Expert Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
GPFS monitoring is the best feature. The performance is very good and so is the scalability. The NFS CL solution is impressive because if you have a power loss for any reason from the consumer host, the system switches seamlessly to the next available node in this cluster. This happens without any interruption in the data stream, reading or writing. When the system is coming back from the maintenance or the reboot cycle, the system switches automatically back to the initial host. This is very good and very friendly. I have never seen this before when comparing to other solutions such as NetApp, and Dell EMC Unity. NetApp is also very good for NFS solutions. View full review »
PhilippeVAILLANT
Infrastructure Architect at Getronics UK Limited
The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms. It is platform agnostic and not attached to IBM, AIX, Windows, or Linux. View full review »
Technicad5c2
Technical Assoc at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The ease of use and the stability of the product. It has been pretty reliable throughout the years. As far as capacity is concerned, it can handle most heavy loads, unlike NFS or even NAS. In this particular case, it is seamless. That is the biggest thing. View full review »
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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. View full review »
SeniorUne0f7
Senior Unix Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has less overhead. We do a lot of training on our SAS environment. We had JFS2 file systems, and we made things so fast that JFS2 could not keep up with it. It took us down to a crawl. Spectrum Scale reduced the overhead and allowed SAS to perform. View full review »
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. The performance right now on the file system is better than NAS. View full review »
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