Future-proof your IT Infrastructure for next-generation applications

SDS frees your data and team to easily adapt to new workloads and drive multicloud initiatives.  

IBM offers a complete framework of products that solve storage challenges in a consistent manner. These products may be consumed as software, a cloud service, or as an integrated IBM solution.

IBM Spectrum Storage solutions for every need

Improve the way you manage, protect, and store data with IBM Spectrum Storage Suite, which includes many of the SDS products listed below. The products share a common design, which helps speed their deployment and adoption.

Choose individual SDS products for specific needs

Grow securely

Manage data growth from under 100TB to many petabytes with ease. Gain leading data integrity and security, and native hybrid cloud options.

Manage data at scale

Optimize big data analytics and clustered applications with high-performance, scalable storage that enables global collaboration, simplifies workflows, and lowers costs with cloud tiering.

Reduce storage OpEx and CapEx

Reduce downtime, add features, and unify storage from more than 400 storage systems to make block storage more efficient, agile, and cloud-ready.

Archive your data

Get the lowest cost, reliable data storage, and the protection of airgap with simplified tape access and the rapid deployment of SDS.

Build your cloud

Deploy an enterprise data storage platform on-premises, on IBM Cloud, or on your private cloud. Enable rapid deployment of the DNA of IBM’s fastest systems on your choice of x86 servers.

Deploy NAS clusters

Manage and grow your scale-out storage. SDS works with x86 and is ready for your applications with native protocols. Self-balancing architecture reduces bottlenecks and avoids a single point of failure.

Related offerings

Comprehensive infrastructure management

Simplify and automate storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring, and reporting.

Data protection you can trust

Whether it's back up, disaster recovery, data governance, or solutions for DevOps, IBM modernizes data protection to meet today's most difficult business challenges.

Flexibly provision and deploy

Deliver VMware and Container support on IBM Storage with solutions for IBM Cloud Private or tailored to your environment.


Storage innovation that drives 21st century business

Learn how SDS can help transform your business.

IBM software-defined storage guide

Understand the technical underpinnings of IBM’s SDS product portfolio.

The case for SDS: the digital transformation imperative

Software-defined storage is a critical component of next-generation IT infrastructure. This infographic highlights the strategic advantages of deploying SDS.