This IBM Redbooks publication will help you learn how to build a storage cloud with the IBM SmartCloud Storage Access solution, which consists of multiple hardware and software products including IBM Scale Out network Attached Storage (SONAS), IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, IBM XIV Storage Systems, IBM SVC, IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, and more. To get you started, we cover the planning, installation, and configuration for each component.
SmartCloud Storage Access is an IBM software product for storage cloud management that enables the cloud service with virtualization and automation. SCSA is the focal point to administer the storage cloud environment providing a self-service provision approach for the storage cloud users. New storage capacity can be easily deployed and accessed by the Internet or intranet. SmartCloud Storage Access also supports simple and fast resource elasticity as user demand changes.
With the SmartCloud Storage Access solution, the storage resources will be displayed as unified resource pools with different service levels. Users no longer need to know the exact location of their files and there is no more need to configure the underlying storage subsystems manually. All storage resources are still well monitored and the cloud administrators can easily track the historical storage resource utilization.
This publication is intended for anyone who wants to understand more about IBM SmartCloud Storage Access planning, implementation, configuration, and usage. This book is suitable for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners, IBM specialist sales representatives, and technical specialists.