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Storage Fusion

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Allow IBM Fusion Backup to continue if PVCs disappear during the backup process

In a very volatile machine learning environment, PVCs are created and deleted frequently, controlled by the containerized application when users create or delete projects within the application. Let’s call these PVCs “User Project Volumes”. It hap...
about 2 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Roadmap to integrate Storage Defender with Fusion

As clients move from VMWare to OpenShift, the workloads are more data intensive and mission critical. Fusion backup and recovery is market leading for container workloads. OpenShift VM backup and recovery is supported with guest agents from IBM St...
26 days ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Leverage Storage Scale CNSA shallow copy volumes for Fusion Backup

When using Fusion Backup & Restore to create external backup copies of Storage Scale based PVCs in Openshift (Scale CNSA or Fusion GDP), temporary volumes are created from snapshots and mounted to data movers. These volumes are full copies of ...
2 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Ability to replicate storage fusion backup and restore service protection

When we backup the service protection to an s3 compliant backup location, the service protection cannot be replicated to another s3 compliant backup location say at a DR site. It would be ideal if we can replication the service protection backup t...
about 1 month ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Fusion Data Foundation as a Service on ROSA

There are many OpenShift use cases on ROSA. If we can provide Fusion Data Foundation (FDF) as a Service on ROSA, that will be useful solution for those cloud users. Such a cloud user usually don't want to install Software by themselves, they basic...
9 months ago in Storage Fusion 2 Under review

Fusion Backup - Support Entra ID or shared access signatures (SAS) for Azure Blob

Currently, Fusion support Azure Blob as a storage location using the account name and key as described here: This approach is contrary to reco...
2 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Fusion restore target can use GIU/UID difference than source

Fusion restore service will be able to restore a project namespace using a new set of GID/UID that may be different than the GID/UID used in the source. This can be useful in the event that the original GID/UID are already in use in the target clu...
2 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

support multi-arch payload to add alt arch worker nodes to HCI OCP cluster

Customers who want to leverage unique capabilities of alternative architecture platforms supported by OCP such as LinuxOne and IBM POWER want to add these alt arch worker nodes to their x86 HCI OCP cluster. Pre-req step on x86 cluster: https://doc...
4 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Add all cloudpak's as Operator installs

in the Fusion GUI, we have operator install of backup, datacatalog and Global Data Platform.Why not use this place to add all Cloudpak's as well, for easy deployment.First in line would be, and
3 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Encryption in flight between Global Data Platform (CNSA) PODs using NIST and FIPs compliance for remote filesystem mounts

Customer is a bank and wants secure communications between all nodes within the storage cluster which is possible but also between any clusters that remote mount and between the storage cluster and the Remote cluster. Because Storage Fusion with G...
4 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review