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Storage Fusion

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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

HTTP proxy support for fusion backup to S3

When doing fusion backups to S3, most of the customers are using HTTP proxy with validation to allow access to external sources. Currently this is not supported
5 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Schedule upgrading Spectrum Scale Nodes on OpenShift with ibm-spectrum-scale-controller-manager

We have different OpenShift workers in different MachineConfigPools. Each Pool represents a different client. We want possibility to alter or schedule the upgrade order of spectrum scale nodes of worker pools which are in spectrum scale Cluster (C...
3 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Allow ISF SW version licensing based on TB instead of VPCs for small setups

We are facing problems on the pricing of ISF based on VPCs for small setups as they only need a range of 10-20TB . When doing the VPC pricing is really hard to sell the product at this stage as customer are not needing a high capacity
over 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 1 Future consideration

Sync and Async DR for External/Remote Scale (Global Data Platform)

This feature request is to add sync(metro) and async(regional) DR support for Fusion software with remote scale (global data platform) storage.
about 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 1 Future consideration

SPP Container Backup Support for multiple storage classes

Container backup support at the moment only supports container native storage class, we would like to add more storage classes to be supported with one solution.
over 2 years ago in Storage Fusion 1 Not under consideration

List all available recipes in UI

Customer requested to be able to list all available recipes in Fusion UI and make assignments to applications in UI instead of doing from OCP Level.
5 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Parallelised fusion IO updates on big clusters

When doing upgrades on big clusters, IO stack update is taking a huge time, going out of maintenance window as machineconfig is changed one by one when doing the drain of scale nodes. UPdate process needs to be improved to reduce maintenance window
about 1 year ago in Storage Fusion 3 Not under consideration

Support for cp4d service protection backups using fusion have capability to be replicated from one s3 location to another.

I have been informed that in order to restore a cp4d cluster to a DR site, we would need to have available the existing s3 backup storage location, as the service protection backups do not support being replicated from one s3 backup location to an...
4 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Under review

Scale Storage template for Satellite

Add supported storage template for Spectrum Scale and IBM Storage Scale System (former ESS) in IBM Cloud Satellite. There is a existing CSI . This would simplify management & maintenance for custo...
9 months ago in Storage Fusion 0 Not under consideration