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IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

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IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud

IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Microsoft Azure provides software defined block storage that allows you to create solutions that span from on premises to Microsoft Azure, as well as create all-in cloud data management using Azure Managed Disks. Among many capabilities, this offering provides an optimization layer for native cloud block storage infrastructure and provides a way to mirror data from on premises to cloud for Disaster Recovery solutions, Dev/Test, or Data Migration. It can also reduce the cost of your cloud storage, through greater efficiency in managing data and reducing infrastructure costs. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is based on the same software that runs in IBM's award-winning FlashSystem on premises storage, but it has been optimized to run on public cloud provider Infrastructure as a Service, specifically - in this case on Microsoft Azure. 

Working together, IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud support synchronous and asynchronous mirroring between on-premises and cloud data centers or between cloud data centers. These functions can be used to:

  • Migrate data between on-premises and Microsoft Azure regions or between two Microsoft Azure regions
  • Implement disaster-recovery strategies between on-premises and Microsoft Azure or between two Microsoft Azure regions.
  • Enable cloud-based DevOps with easy replication of data from on-premises sources
  • Enhance performance and functionality, and lower cost of Azure Managed Disk block storage with advanced data services such as IBM FlashCopy (snapshots), thin provisioning, data reduction (compression and deduplication), and IBM Easy Tier.
  • Enjoy consistent data management between on-premises storage and Microsoft Azure block storage. 
IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud capabilities include:

  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize on-premises and IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud together enable a hybrid multi-cloud deployment with a single data management layer between on-premises and the cloud across heterogeneous storage pools that may exist in the data center.
  • Storage pooling and automated allocation with thin provisioning
  • Easy Tier automated tiering
  • Deduplication and compression to reduce cloud storage costs
  • FlashCopy and remote mirror for local snapshots and remote replication
  • Support for virtualized and containerized server environments including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V,  Red Hat OpenShift, CRI-O, and Kubernetes services on Microsoft Azure