2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering IBM Spectrum Scale?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering IBM Spectrum Scale, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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KK
IT Technical Architect at AVALIS
Real User
2020-09-27T04:10:12Z
Sep 27, 2020

We're partners with IBM. We use both on-premises and hybrid deployment models. I'd rate the solution overall at eight out of ten. I don't know too many other products, however, I'd recommend either IBM or NetApp to others to use if they need a similar solution for their company.

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PhilippeVAILLANT - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Getronics UK Limited
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2020-01-26T09:26:00Z
Jan 26, 2020

This is a very powerful product. It can be optimized for performance, although our clients do not use it with this aspect in mind. Over the past five or ten years, IBM has developed this solution and it has improved a lot. With the latest release, I think that this is a very complete product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

CH
Senior Expert Solution Architect at Vodafone
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2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
Dec 23, 2019

We are using this solution in our Opcos and the challenge in my role as an architect is staying informed of what solutions are to be used in the future. What is the best solution to carry that will cover all of the requests that we have and for the multiple cloud solutions regarding STS soft topic? I am currently making comparisons for this and I need support for this as a strategy for the next five years. I am the lead architect for this solution in our company. My advice would be to use a consultant or a technical person to implement this solution. It's a better way. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 27, 2020
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with IBM Spectrum Scale. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 4 answers
CH
Senior Expert Solution Architect at Vodafone
Dec 23, 2019
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.
PhilippeVAILLANT - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Getronics UK Limited
Jan 26, 2020
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.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 27, 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about IBM Spectrum Scale? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 4 answers
CH
Senior Expert Solution Architect at Vodafone
Dec 23, 2019
GPFS monitoring is the best feature.
PhilippeVAILLANT - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Getronics UK Limited
Jan 26, 2020
The most valuable feature is the ability to share files across different platforms.
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