IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI is a hyperconverged system for running containerized workloads on the Red Hat OpenShift platform.
Like other hyperconverged infrastructure products, IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI combines storage, compute and networking into a common x86 hardware infrastructure. But Spectrum Fusion HCI is different from most traditional hyperconverged infrastructure products because it was developed more with a focus on containerized workloads rather than virtual machines. Instead of a VMware virtual machine hypervisor, Spectrum Fusion supports OpenShift Virtualization and runs OpenShift on bare metal using the Red Hat CoreOS (RHCOS) operating system.
Another difference of Spectrum Fusion HCI is that it is file-based storage instead of block-based storage used by most HCI products
The Fusion HCI product is one of two IBM Spectrum Fusion products. IBM also sells a Spectrum Fusion software-defined storage product. While Spectrum Fusion HCI ships as a turnkey appliance running on x86 servers, Spectrum Fusion SDS supports IBM Power servers or a range of x86 hardware appliances from IBM partners.
IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI includes containerized versions of IBM’s Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition (ECE) and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus data protection software, plus IBM Spectrum Fusion Management software. It natively integrates with IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat ACM (Advanced Cluster Management).
IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI Product Brief Includes:
- Usage and Deployment
- EvaluScale Table
- Evaluator Group Opinion
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