SSUG::Digital: What is new in Spectrum Scale 5.1.1?

Spectrum Scale is a highly scalable, high-performance storage solution for file and object storage that can be deployed in traditional bare-metal and Cloud environments. IBM continues to enhance Spectrum Scale functionality and performance, in response to recent hardware advancements and evolving workloads. This talk will discuss key enhancements delivered with Spectrum Scale 5.1.1 including installation toolkit enhancements based on Ansible, improved network performance and failover using multiple TCP/IP connections, multi-factor authentication for the management GUI as well as the latest news on Spectrum Scale BDA, ECE and CNSA/CSI.

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User Group Host: Simon Thompson

Speaker

Speaker NamePhotoBioSocial connections
Chris MaestasChris MaestasChris is an Executive Architect for IBM File and Object Storage Solutions with over 20 years of experience deploying and designing IT systems for clients in various spaces. He has experience scaling performance and availability with a variety of file systems technologies. He has developed benchmark frameworks to test out systems for reliability and validate research performance data. He also has led global enablement sessions online and face to face where discussing how best to position mature technologies like Spectrum Scale with emerging technologies in Cloud, Object, Container or AI spaces.Twitter: @cdmaestas
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cdmaestas
Ismael Solis MorenoIsmael Solis MorenoIsmael works in the Spectrum Scale development team in Guadalajara Mexico as a data scientist and performance analyst. He is responsible for evaluating Spectrum Scale new features and releases performance. Part of his role is to analyze datasets to identify points of performance improvement providing insights to the development teams.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismaelsm

SSUG::Digital/CIUK: Event driven data management and security using Spectrum Scale Clustered Watch Folder and File Audit Logging (Held in conjunction with CIUK)

The File audit logging (FAL) feature enables you to audit file accesses for compliance reasons. The Clustered watch folder feature enables you to watch and respond to file system activity.  This session provides overview of both of the features along with use cases and recent architectural enhancements with examples.

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John OlsonJohn OlsonJohn Olson is a senior software engineer and the Spectrum Scale Security Architect. He has been with IBM for 21 years and has been working on Spectrum Scale since 2014. Previously, John worked on SoNAS, virtual tape servers and tape controller RAS. John was the lead developer of file audit logging in 5.0.0 and continues to architect the new solutions.
Jake TickJake TickJake is a development manager for Spectrum Scale. In his almost 6 years at IBM, he has been on the Spectrum Scale system test team, FVT test team, and has now moved into management to help lead the file audit logging and watch folder team.
Luis TeranLuis TeranLuis, who has been with IBM for about 4 years, is the lead developer for clustered watch folder and file audit logging. Luis started his work with system test on Spectrum Scale then shortly after moved into a development role. Luis now owns development for the file audit logging and cluster watch components.

This talk is at 16:00 GMT, however it is preceded by an additional expert talk at 15:30 GMT.

  • San Francisco, USA at 08:00 PST
  • New York, USA at 11:00 EST
  • London, United Kingdom at 16:00 GMT
  • Frankfurt, Germany at 17:00 CET
  • Pune, India at 20:30 IST

The last 2020 SSUG::Digital event will take place on December 4th and is being held in conjunction with Computing Insight UK 2020. The main CIUK conference will take place on 3rd December with the user group event on 4th December.

Held in association with CIUK:

SSUG::Digital/CIUK: Lenovo: Spectrum Scale and NVMe Storage (Held in conjunction with CIUK)

In this SSUG::Digital Expert Talk, we will cover several NVMe-related topics: The Lenovo DSS-G100 is an NVMe-rich server that can be used with Scale’s DAE, DME, and ECE. We will present how to use the TRIM support that has been introduced with Scale 5.0.x on its internal NVMe drives. The NetApp EF600 is an all-NVMe storage subsystem that is triggering the rebirth of the Spectrum Scale “SAN model” with NVMe-over-Fabrics. We will present its architecture, and show how to configure and use it with Spectrum Scale. Finally, we will discuss how the “Unified Namespace” concept of the emerging DAOS storage stack could be used for a namespace integration of this new technology with Spectrum Scale.

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Michael HenneckeMichael HenneckeMichael Hennecke is Lenovo’s Chief Technologist for HPC Storage and Networking. He has 27 years of experience in High Performance Computing. Michael has been working with IBM Spectrum Scale since GPFS version 1.1 and is one of the “fathers” of the GPFS Storage Server (GSS), which Lenovo has evolved into the Distributed Storage Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale RAID (DSS-G). He holds a masters degree in physics from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), and a “Distinguished IT Specialist” certification from The Open Group.

Please note that this talk starts slightly earlier than other events at 15:30 GMT. It is followed by a second expert talk at 16:00 GMT.

  • San Francisco, USA at 07:30 PST
  • New York, USA at 10:30 EST
  • London, United Kingdom at 15:30 GMT
  • Frankfurt, Germany at 16:30 CET
  • Pune, India at 20:00 IST

The last 2020 SSUG::Digital event will take place on December 4th and is being held in conjunction with Computing Insight UK 2020. The main CIUK conference will take place on 3rd December with the user group event on 4th December.

Held in association with CIUK:

SSUG::Digital: What is new in Spectrum Scale 5.1?

Spectrum Scale is a highly scalable, high-performance storage solution for file and object storage. IBM continues to enhance Spectrum Scale performance, in response to recent hardware advancements and evolving workloads. This talk will discuss key enhancements delivered with Spectrum Scale 5.1 including Fileset QoS, AFM to object storage, NFSv4.1 support, IPv6 for Cluster Export Services (CES), and integration with ESS 3000 and ESS 5000.

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User Group Host: Kristy Kallback-Rose

Speaker

Speaker NamePhotoBioSocial connections
Chris MaestasChris MaestasChris is an Executive Architect for IBM File and Object Storage Solutions with over 25 years of experience deploying and designing IT systems for clients in various spaces. He has experience scaling performance and availability with a variety of file systems technologies. He has developed benchmark frameworks to test out systems for reliability and validate research performance data. He also has led global enablement sessions online and face to face where discussing how best to position mature technologies like Spectrum Scale with emerging technologies in Cloud, Object, Container or AI spaces.Twitter: @cdmaestas
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cdmaestas
Ismael Solis MorenoIsmael Solis MorenoIsmael works in the Spectrum Scale development team in Guadalajara Mexico as a data scientist and performance analyst. He is responsible for evaluating Spectrum Scale's new features and releases performance. Part of his role is to analyze datasets to identify points of performance improvement providing insights to the development teams.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismaelsm

 

 

SSUG::Digital: Data Accelerator for Analytics and AI (DAAA)

This talk focuses on the need of data orchestration in enterprise data pipelines. It provides details about data orchestration and how to address typical challenges that customers face when dealing with large and ever-growing amounts of data for data analytics. While the amount of data increases steadily, AI workloads need to speed up in order to be able to deliver insights and business value in a timely manner. IBM addresses these requirements with the Data Accelerator for AI and Analytics (DAAA), an expertly engineered solution based on new features delivered with Spectrum Scale 5.1. The session will include a demo of a complex proof-of-concept and present the key learnings and results.

 

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User Group Host: Bill Anderson

Speakers

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Simon LorenzSimon Lorenz is an IT Architect at IBM Research and Development in Frankfurt, Germany. He joined IBM Germany in 1993 and has held various positions within IBM and IBM Research and Development. During international assignments, he helped to improve fully automated chip factories in Asia and US. Simon joined the IBM Spectrum Scale development team in 2014 and since then worked on: Openstack Swift integration, designing and building System Health and Proactive Services solutions. Since March 2019 he is the world wide leader of the IBM Spectrum Scale Big Data and Analytics team. His role includes designing and building solutions in the area of AI such as the Data Accelerator for AI and Analytics.
Gero SchmidtGero Schmidt is a Software Engineer at IBM Germany Research and Development GmbH in the IBM Spectrum Scale development group.
He joined IBM in 2001 working at the European Storage Competence Center in Mainz, Germany, providing technical presales support for a broad range of IBM storage products with a primary focus on enterprise storage solutions, system performance, and IBM POWER systems. He participated in the product rollout of the IBM System Storage DS6000/DS8000 series, co-authored several IBM Redbooks and has been a frequent speaker at IBM international conferences. In 2015 he joined the storage research group at the IBM Almaden Research Center in California, USA, where he worked on IBM Spectrum Scale, compression of genomic data in next generation sequencing pipelines, and the development of a cloud-native backup solution for containerized applications in Kubernetes/Red Hat OpenShift. In 2018 Gero joined the Big Data & Analytics team in the IBM Spectrum Scale development group.