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IBM Spectrum Scale for file and object storage. This session explains the software, as well as the Elastic Storage Server pre-built system.

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  1. 1. 1 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ for File and Object Storage Tony Pearson Master Inventor and Senior IT Architect IBM Corporation
  2. 2. 2 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM is ranked #1 in Software Defined Storage, and the latest release of IBM Spectrum Scale provides universal access to files and objects across your data centers. IBM offers software, pre-built systems and cloud services that take advantage of IBM Spectrum Scale file and object storage. This session will cover how it works, how it scales, and how it delivers on performance. Come learn how Spectrum Scale and Elastic Storage Server can help you. Abstract
  3. 3. 3 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. This week with Tony Pearson Day Time Topic Monday 10:15am The Pendulum Swings Back – Understanding Converged and Hyperconverged Environments 11:30am IBM’s Cloud Storage Options 3:15pm Software Defined Storage -- Why? What? How? Tuesday 9:00am Business Continuity – The seven tiers of business continuity and disaster recovery 3:15pm Introduction to IBM Cloud Object Storage System and its Applications (powered by Cleversafe) 4:30pm New generation of storage tiering: Simpler management, Lower costs and Increased performance Thursday 1:45pm IBM Spectrum Scale for File and Object Storage 5:45pm Meet the Experts: IBM Storage
  4. 4. 4 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. The Problem: Islands of Block, File and Object level data Volume-level Storage OS-specific file systems on block-based devices Sharing requires file transfers Provides “Context” for Analytics of Social and Mobile transactions File-level Storage NAS encourages sharing across social networks Desire for file sync-and- share across desktops and mobile HDFS requires transfer (ingest) from other sources JFS2 EXT4 NTFS SMB HDFS NFS Object-level Storage New Web and Mobile apps prefer Object-level access Amazon S3 OpenStack Swift
  5. 5. 5 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Why use IBM Spectrum Scale™ Extreme Scalability Add or Remove nodes and storage, without disruption or performance impact to applications Universal Access to Data All servers and clients have access to data through a variety of file and object protocols High Performance Parallel access with no hot spots Proven Reliability Used by over 200 of the top 500 Supercomputers Survive any node or storage failure with Distributed RAID and redundant components
  6. 6. 6 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. No single-server performance and bottleneck scaling limits - NAS filers can be a bottleneck and significantly impacts system performance No centralized metadata server - Centralized metadata server can be a performance bottleneck for metadata intensive operations TCP/IP Network Network File Server Client Nodes Storage Metadata Data Data Network data metadata data Centralized Metadata Server ) ( ) ( IBM Spectrum Scale™ is different than other clustered/distributed storage solutions
  7. 7. 7 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Software, Systems or Cloud Services Software • Install software on your own choice of Industry standard x86, POWER servers, and z Systems Pre-built Systems • Elastic Storage Server • Storwize V7000 Unified Cloud Services • Spectrum Scale can be deployed on any Cloud, including IBM SoftLayer Scale
  8. 8. 8 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale – Flexible File and Object Storage FS1 FS256. . .Exabyte-Scale, Global Namespace One big file system or divide into as many as 256 smaller file/object systems Each file system can be further divided into fileset containers Network Shared Disk (NSD) refers to: • Flash and Disk devices • Servers connected to these devices • Protocol between clients and servers Metadata can be separated to its own Pool or intermixed with data Files and objects can be migrated to Tape, Object store, or Cloud
  9. 9. 9 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Supported Topologies Twin-tailed SAN Internal, Direct-Attach Shared PoolsShare-Nothing Pools NSD Servers Access files on direct, twin-tailed or SAN attached disk Can export files to application nodes File Placement Optimization (FPO) Servers For AIX, Linux-x86 and Linux on POWER Access files on direct attached disk Exports files to other FPO servers Hyperconverged External Clients Access data via iSCSI, NAS and object protocols over IP network TCP/IP NSD Clients For Linux, AIX, and Windows Access files via SAN, TCP/IP or RDMA TCP/IP or RDMA network
  10. 10. 10 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ replaces other POSIX file systems SAN Direct-Attach SAN-level Storage JFS2 EXT4 NTFS • Works like OS-specific file systems • No file transfers required between OS • Linux on x86, POWER and z Systems TCP/IP or RDMA Network Twin-tailed
  11. 11. 11 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – More than just a file system! ROBO Other NAS Other Datacenters Scale Active File Management (AFM) caches data to where it is needed, can be used to migrate from other NAS Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) migrates infrequently accessed files to tape or object-based cloud, automatically recalls back when accessed Local Read-Only Cache (LROC) and Highly Available Write Cache (HAWC) caches the busiest blocks of files on local flash Disaster Recovery (DR) remotely mirrors data to remote locations Migrate/Recall Tape NSD Client Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) moves data across tiers of flash and disk Object Cloud
  12. 12. 12 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Local Read-only Cache NSD Clients Local Flash on NSD Clients Automatically handles the flash cache so data is transparently available to your application with very low latency and no code changes Accelerates I/O performance up to 6x by reducing the amount of time CPUs wait for data Improves application performance while keeping all the manageability benefits of shared storage Data is never stale • Cache consistency ensured by standard tokens • Data is protected by checksum and verified on read • Write cache on two separate client nodes, or shared fast storage device Reduces Network Load • Decreases the overall load on the IP network, benefitting performance for others Local Read-Only Cache (LROC) and Highly-Available Write Cache (HAWC) caches the busiest blocks of files on local flash
  13. 13. 13 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Policy Management Migrate/Recall File Placement When new files are created, the active policy assigns it to the right pool – Flash, 15K, 10K or Nearline disk Files can be marked for having 2 or 3 replicas Files can be encrypted with specific keys Immutability (NENR compliance) Compression File Expiration Delete files automatically after they are no longer needed File Movement (ILM) Move files between pools Based on age, size, heat, access frequently or other criteria File Movement (HSM) Migrate files to an external pool of tapes, object store, or Cloud Accessed files are automatically recalled back to internal pool of flash or disk Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Tape Object Cloud
  14. 14. 14 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Active File Management (AFM) ROBO Other Datacenters Cloud Global Namespace Shows entire file system, on flash, disk and tape, across all locations Pre-fetch or Pull on demand Files can be periodically pre-fetched in advance, or pulled on demand when needed WAN Caching Files you use most often are cached to your location for faster access and availability to avoid WAN delays NAS Data Migration Use AFM to cache or migrate data from other NAS filers Active File Management (AFM) Other NAS
  15. 15. 15 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Backup and Disaster Recovery Disaster Recovery (DR) mirrors data to remote locations Backup/Recover FS1 snap1 snap2 Backup to External Media • Files can be backed up to IBM Spectrum Protect, or third-party backup software • Snapshotroot parameter Remote Mirror • Use Active File Manager across data center locations • Specify appropriate RPO Snapshots • Up to 256 Snapshots of entire file system, and 256 Snapshots of each file set • Read-Only, Space-Efficient • Microsoft VSS Interface • Writeable File Clones
  16. 16. 16 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ -- Graphical User Interface Provide an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface for common tasks Base interface on common IBM Storage Framework
  17. 17. 17 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Native Encryption and Secure Erase Application IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM) TCP/IP or RDMA Node-to-Node Encryption Complies with NIST SP 800-131A Data-at-Rest Encryption • Files are encrypted by application node • Each file assigned random File-key • Master-key granularity by file or fileset, determined by policies • IBM SKLM stores Master-keys, and nodes must have appropriate SKLM credentials • Data is encrypted from application node all the way to NSD (flash or disk) media • FIPS 140-2 certified Secure Erase • Files are cryptographically erased by deleting their Master-key • Files that “stay” are re-Mastered to new key
  18. 18. 18 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. SAN Twin-tailed Protocol Servers iSCSI, NFS v3/v4, SMB2, SMB3 AIX, Linux, Mac OS, Windows, VMware, z/OS, etc. Feature of IBM Spectrum Scale on Linux nodes Share files with clients using NFS, SMB and Object protocols All nodes can share the same data If Protocol Server Node fails, client connections are moved to another server Protocol Server Node(s) need “NSD Server” License External clients need no Spectrum Scale License Files can be accessed as objects, objects can be accessed as files! Clustered Protocol Servers for File and Object access TCP/IP OpenStack, S3 Protocol
  19. 19. 19 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Spectrum Scale supports OpenStack environments Glance • VM images • Disk images Cinder • Volumes Swift • Objects Manila • File systems Global Name Space Volume-on-file Object-on-file • Create, Delete and Extend volumes • Take snapshots (FlashCopy) and clones • Volumes Images, Images Volumes • Attach and Detach to/from VM instances • Create and Delete containers in account • Upload, Download and Delete objects • List containers or objects in a container • Display and update metadata Keystone • Access control
  20. 20. 20 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Version 4.21 versus 4.2.2 License Changes • Native encryption 1 Secure Erase 1 AFM Disaster Recovery Transparent Cloud Tiering All of the same features as Advanced Edition 4 Unlimited Server, Client and FPO sockets (no longer per-socket charge) • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) • Active File Management (AFM) • Hadoop Transparency Connector • Clustered Protocol server 2 POSIX File System OpenStack drivers File Placement Optimization (FPO) Local Read Only (LROC) and High Available Write (HAWC) Cache Version 4.2.1 Express edition Version 4.2.2 Standard edition Version 4.2.1 Advanced edition Version 4.2.2 Data Management edition Socket-based license 3 for Server, Client and FPO Capacity-based license 1 Not supported with Windows nodes. Metadata, including extended attributes, not encrypted. 2 Available on NSD servers for Linux-x86 and Linux on POWER 3 PVU-license applies to z System nodes All nodes in a cluster must use the same edition 4 Supported only on AIX, Linux-x86 and Linux on POWER
  21. 21. 21 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Software, Systems or Cloud Services Software • Install software on your own choice of Industry standard x86, POWER, and even z Systems mainframes Pre-built Systems • Elastic Storage Server with Erasure Coding Cloud Services • Spectrum Scale can be deployed on any Cloud, including IBM SoftLayer Scale
  22. 22. 22 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Spectrum Scale – Pre-built Systems 5146-GLx models GL2, GL4, GL6 60-drive 4U drawers • SSD and Nearline HDD 5146-GSx models GS1, GS2, GS4, GS6 24-drive 2U drawers • All SSD • SSD and 10K HDD IBM POWER8 servers NSD Clients Windows, Linux and AIX servers Twin-tailed Elastic Storage Server “Building block” TCP/IP or RDMA NSD Servers Windows, Linux and AIX servers 5146-GLxS models GL2S, GL4S, GL6S 84-drive 5U drawers • SSD and Nearline HDD
  23. 23. 23 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Reduce Costs and Increase Availability with Spectrum Scale Native RAID Dedicated RAID Controllers Flash / Disk Enclosures RAID RAID Spectrum Scale Native RAID distributes data, parity and spare space uniformly across all drives of enclosure using either: 8+2P Distributed RAID-6 8+3P Distributed Erasure Coding This distribution reduces the rebuild or disk failure recovery process overhead compared to conventional RAID Critical rebuilds of failed full multi-terabyte drives can be accomplished in minutes— rather than hours or even days when using traditional RAID technology RAID Flash / Disk Enclosures
  24. 24. 24 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Data Protection Schemes Tolerate 1 drive failure Tolerate 2 drive failures Tolerate “M” failures RAID-1 / RAID-10 K pieces 2 x K slices RAID-5 K pieces K + 1 slices 2.0X 1.2X 3.0X 1.5X 1.3XTriplication K pieces 3 x K slices RAID-6 K pieces K + 2 slices Erasure Coding K pieces K+M = N slices
  25. 25. 25 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Distributed Erasure Coding Distributed RAID6 (8+2) and Erasure Coding (8+3) No “idle” dedicated spare drives – All drives contribute evenly to performance – Especially important when using flash drives More drives means faster rebuild – No bottleneck rebuilding to dedicated spare – Especially important when using large drives P S S S RAID4 with Dedicated Parity (4+P+S) Updates require write to parity drive bottleneck RAID5 with Interspersed Rotating Parity (4+P+S) RAID6 with Interspersed Rotating Parity (3+P+Q+S) Avoids bottleneck by spreading out parity updates Idle dedicated spare drive is bottleneck during rebuild ) ( ) (
  26. 26. 26 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. 3rd disk failure - start of critical rebuild critical rebuild finished, continue normal rebuild 4 Minutes 16 seconds crit rebuild Rebuild of a Critical Failure in minutes instead of hours and days! norm rebuildbefore rebuild 1st disk failure Norm Rebuild Distributed Erasure Coding – Array error recovery
  27. 27. 27 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Twin-tailed Twin-tailed Aren’t Elastic Storage Servers just “Islands of Storage”? No! Files translated in blocks … NSD Client does real-time parallel I/O to all the NSD servers and storage volumes All NSD servers export to all the clients in active-active mode Elastic Storage wide-stripes the files across NSD servers in units of file-system block-size File-system load spread evenly across all the servers -- No Hotspots! Easy to scale file-system capacity and performance while keeping the architecture balanced … NSD Client NSD Servers Global Name Space …
  28. 28. 28 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ solves “Dropbox problem” for Enterprise File Sync-and-Share (EFSS) SAN Internal, Direct-Attach No IT Control: • Servers and storage • Security • Access control • User provisioning • Sensitive data TCP/IP or RFMA Network Twin-tailed
  29. 29. 29 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Share-Nothing versus Shared-Disk Deployments Data Data Data Parity Data Data Data Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy TCP/IP or RDMA Need more compute? Add another node! Spectrum Scale and Elastic Storage Server reduce storage to one RAID-protected copy of the data Scale compute and storage capacity separately Spectrum Scale can keep 1,2 or 3 replicas of the data Need more storage capacity? Add another node! 3x versus 1.3x TCP/IP or RDMA
  30. 30. 30 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Hadoop Analytics – HDFS vs IBM Spectrum Scale™ HDFS Save Results Discard Rest IBM HDFS Transparency Connector allows HDFS-based programs to process data without application changes (100% compatible) IBM Spectrum Scale Application data stored on IBM Spectrum Scale is readily available for analytics Save Results JFS2 NTFS EXT4 Data Sources mashup of structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources Actionable Insights Provides answers to the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics > Competitive Advantages > New Threats and Fraud > Changing Needs and Forecasting > And More!
  31. 31. 31 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Three ways to move cold data out of IBM Spectrum Scale Migrate/Recall LTFS Tape Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) moves data across tiers of flash and disk Migrate/Recall Migrate/RecallTransparent Cloud Tiering Other NAS AFM IBM Cloud Object Storage System IBM Bluemix Amazon S3
  32. 32. 32 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Positioning – IBM Spectrum Storage vs. IBM Cloud Object Unified file and object storage. Optimized for high performance, across flash, disk and object store Flash Object Store 15K Object storage on disk ( File, backup and archive interfaces available through variety of options ) IBM Bluemix OpenStack Swift Amazon Web Services S3 Swift S3 emulation Unified file and object storage on tape Transparent Cloud Tiering Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) across tiers HighestPerformance Lowest cost Tape10K 7200
  33. 33. 33 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale™ – Software, Systems or Cloud Services Software • Install software on your own choice of Industry standard x86 or POWER servers Pre-built Systems • Elastic Storage Server with Erasure Coding Cloud Services • Spectrum Scale can be deployed on any Cloud Scale
  34. 34. 34 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Spectrum Scale on any Cloud Active File Management Private VLAN Scale Scale NSD Clients and Servers can be deployed within a Private VLAN on any Cloud
  35. 35. 35 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Software Defined Storage Data Plane IBM Software Defined Storage Control Plane IBM for Software Defined Storage Control Protect IBM ranked #1 in Software Defined Storage Accelerate Virtualize Scale Archive Universal access to data • Global Namespace across dozens of data center and remote locations • POSIX, NAS, HDFS, Object APIs Proven Reliability • Introduced as GPFS in 1998 • Over 5,000 production systems High performance • Over 400 GB/sec throughput on single system Extreme scalability • Clusters with over 10,000 nodes • File systems with over 30 PB of data
  36. 36. 36 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Your feedback about this session is very important to us. Submit a survey at: ibmtechu.com
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  38. 38. 38 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. http://www.ibm.com/training/events https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/ http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/ https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/spectrum/suite/ https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/spectrum/scale/ Session reference links
  39. 39. 39 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. IBM Tucson Executive Briefing Center Tucson, Arizona is home for storage hardware and software design and development IBM Tucson Executive Briefing Center offers: –Technology briefings –Product demonstrations –Solution workshops Take a video tour! – http://youtu.be/CXrpoCZAazg
  40. 40. 40 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. About the Speaker Tony Pearson is a Master Inventor and Senior IT Architect for the IBM Storage product line. Tony joined IBM Corporation in 1986 in Tucson, Arizona, USA, and has lived there ever since. In his current role, Tony presents briefings on storage topics covering the entire IBM Storage product line, IBM Spectrum Storage software products, and topics related to Cloud Computing, Analytics and Cognitive Solutions. He interacts with clients, speaks at conferences and events, and leads client workshops to help clients with strategic planning for IBM’s integrated set of storage management software, hardware, and virtualization solutions. Tony writes the “Inside System Storage” blog, which is read by thousands of clients, IBM sales reps and IBM Business Partners every week. This blog was rated one of the top 10 blogs for the IT storage industry by “Networking World” magazine, and #1 most read IBM blog on IBM’s developerWorks. The blog has been published in series of books, Inside System Storage: Volume I through V. Over the past years, Tony has worked in development, marketing and consulting for various storage hardware and software products. Tony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Arizona. . Tony is an inventor or co-inventor of 19 patents in the field of electronic data storage. 9000 S. Rita Road Bldg 9032 Floor 1 Tucson, AZ 85744 +1 520-799-4309 (Office) tpearson@us.ibm.com Tony Pearson Master Inventor Senior IT Architect IBM Storage
  41. 41. 41 IBM Systems Technical Events | ibm.com/training/events © Copyright IBM Corporation 2017. Technical University/Symposia materials may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of IBM. Email: tpearson@us.ibm.com Twitter: twitter.com/az990tony Blog: ibm.co/Pearson Books: www.lulu.com/spotlight/990_tony IBM Expert Network on Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/az990tony Facebook: www.facebook.com/tony.pearson.16121 Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/az990tony Additional Resources from Tony Pearson
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