This is an easy deployment method as well as a cost effective way to use IBM Spectrum Scale software defined storage. The data storage provided in this offering is intended for clients seeking a resilient, performance oriented, storage platform including current Azure HPC, AI / ML clients as well as those moving Hadoop workloads to the cloud. There are three levels of predefined performance categories as well as storage cluster capacities for both of the term lengths in this offer. The deployment of these clusters has been optimized to give you a fast easy way to create the IBM Spectrum Scale environment. Also included in the offer is the ability to automatically tier data, based on how often data is accessed or aged, to lower cost storage tiers. Data will be automatically moved to the lower tier and will be promoted to a higher tier should the data become "hot".
Within the performance categories are three predefined storage cluster sizes as well as an option to create a custom cluster. You will need to contact Sycomp for an approval code to unlock the custom option.
These offers all have data encryption at rest by utilizing Azure Managed Disks.
If you need file level encryption, this can be turned on for you. It will use IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager for encryption key management. This will require 2 additional Virtual Machines
The cluster can support IBM Spectrum Scale Native clients as well as NFS clients. Native Client virtual machine sizes are selectable using the UI of this offer.
This offer can deploy in your existing VNet or can create a new VNet in your subscription.