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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 21, 2023

Need Connect Direct supported on IBM's own ppc64le architecture in the OpenShift environment.

As the industry is moving to containerization, and IBM is pushing hard to sell their Cloud Paks, we are hoping that they can see the importance of supporting their own software on their own products they are pushing. We are starting to do much containerization on OpenShift on Power and need ConnectDirect / FileAgent containers. It looks like it is supported on x86 but not on ppc64le, which baffles my mind. We have massive amounts of critical files for our Teller application and IBM Filenet p8 image ingestion that we need CD support on Openshift on Power. There are more and more needs that are requiring support as we move more and more to containers. We are going to try to build our own and if we can do it in a couple of days I am hoping that IBM can do it in a day. We realize that we may technically NOT have support, but it is very much needed. 

Right now we are kludging some stuff together to get it to work and we would like a more supported path forward. If you build it they will come.

  • Admin
    Apr 29, 2023

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas. Supporting Sterling Containers on IBM Power LE is certainly our intention. We are currently reviweing the scope of changes and the implementation approach and will be able to get back with a response in coming weeks. Appreciate your patience.


    Product Management