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As part of IBM's Global Services organization, the HPSS team in Houston offers a variety of services, including storage systems consulting services. HPSS systems engineers collectively represent over 50 years of experience dealing with mass storage systems, hierarchical storage management technology, and related requirements for customers world-wide. Using proven systems engineering methods and tools, the engineers follow a rigorous process to analyze requirements, develop a system-level architecture, propose design alternatives, validate requirements against possible solutions identifying remaining gaps, and provide recommendations for follow-on actions and closure. Services are tailored to specific needs, including phased approaches that logically sequence tasks allowing the scope of services to be adjusted based on time and budget constraints.

For additional information on how the HPSS team can serve your storage systems needs, please contact Bob Coyne at coyne@us.ibm.com.

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HPSS @ SC15 - SC15 is the 2015 international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SC15 will be in Austin, Texas, from November 16th through 19th - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center

Swift On HPSS - OpenStack Swift Object Server implementation enables objects created using the Swift API to be accessed by name in HPSS - /account name/container name/object name. Legacy HPSS files can be accessed using the Swift API. Contact us for more information.

2015 HPSS Users Forum - The HPSS User Forum 2015 will be hosted by SciNet in Toronto, Canada from Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 2. For more information.

HPSS @ ISC15 - ISC15 is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. ISC15 will be in Frankfurt, Germany, from July 12th through 16th - Learn More. Come visit the HPSS folks at the IBM booth and schedule an HPSS briefing at the IBM Executive Briefing Center

2015 HPSS Training - The next HPSS System Administration course from August 24th - 28th. For more information and registration.

HPSS @ MSST 2015 - MSST 2015 is the 31st International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology. This year's theme is Media Wars: Disk versus FLASH in the Struggle for Capacity and Performance. Learn More

NCSA in production with RAIT - A massive 380 petabyte HPSS system was successfully deployed. -- the world’s largest automated near-line data repository for open science. Learn more from NCSA, and HPCwire. The new HPSS system went into production using HPSS Redundant Array of Independent Tapes (RAIT) tiers, which is similar to RAID, providing redundancy for a tape stripe. RAIT allows HPSS customers to meet their performance and redundancy requirements without doubling their tape cost. Learn more about RAIT.

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