Feature spotlights

Dedicated, security-rich cloud

This single-tenant storage cloud instance can be on your premises or in an IBM data center. Your data stays more secure and close to home and is supported by data-at-rest encryption.

IBM managed, trusted

This private cloud is managed by IBM, a trusted market leader in IT services. This means that IBM installs, manages and monitors the equipment for you around the clock. We proactively fix issues, perform repairs, and maintain the hardware and firmware to keep the storage device running and to take advantage of the latest feature releases.

Right sized and tiered

This is not a “one size fits all” offering. Multiple block and file data tiers are designed to provide accelerated performance for critical applications and cost-effective storage for less-accessed data, for both your structured and unstructured data.

Dynamic over time

The private cloud is responsive and adaptive to your business needs. Plus, it will evolve to take advantage of the latest industry technologies. Move workloads from data tier to data tier when application requirements change. Add data into select tiers to consolidate applications, create copies for dev/test, and so on.

Pay per use, as a service

With consumption-based billing, you pay for only the data that you use monthly. Pricing can be calculated based on total capacity allocated to hosts or capacity written to storage data tiers, depending on your need.

No long-term commitment

You can cancel at any time with 60 days’ notice after a six-month initial commitment. Compared with a capital expense (CAPEX) purchase or long-term lease, this can give you more financial flexibility without having to put your critical data in the public cloud.

Seamless scaling

Enjoy virtually unlimited storage without having to procure, maintain and manage the technology yourself. Scale your storage use up or down as your business needs change.

“No surprise” pricing

Purchase on a standard USD/GB/month basis for each data tier.

Realize as-a-service benefits with dedicated cloud storage.

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How customers use it

  • Improve your business agility.


    Procurement of IT infrastructure and daily management, in a rapidly complex data landscape, is challenging. Public clouds have many benefits but may have capacity constraints; limited workload types and data testing; and unpredictable pricing models.


    Lower your average costs by up to 79% in the first year, and gain the benefits of a pay per use operating expense model with a managed, dedicated storage cloud. IBM's STaaS services offer your enterprise the agility to improve your IT business needs.

  • What to consider when choosing a STaaS vendor.


    Security and data protection are top concerns when using cloud storage. Organizations need to know what to look for when choosing a vendor that best fits the enterprise needs.


    IBM’s private cloud storage is designed to insure your data is secure, protected and available. It provides as-a-service benefits with a fully managed dedicated customer storage cloud that is available on premises or in an IBM data center.

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