IBM Storage

IBM Spectrum Virtualize: An obvious fit for hybrid multicloud

IBM Systems Lab Services, Multicloud, Technical

Has the siren song of hybrid cloud captured the hearts and minds of key decision makers in your enterprise? The allure of agility, centralization and automation is certainly strong in the world of IT, where we keep expecting the simplicity of a dial tone or light switch, with predictable price-per-pound cost models. But, for traditional ...read more


Accelerating data for NVIDIA GPUs

Insights, News, Storage

These days, most AI and big data workloads need more compute power and memory than one node can provide. As both the number of computing nodes and the horsepower of processors and GPUs increases, so does the demand for I/O bandwidth. What was once a computing challenge can now become an I/O challenge. For those ...read more


Secure, efficient and high-performance deployment on premises and in the cloud

Multicloud, Storage, Technical

In Part one of this 2-part post on IBM Storage for hybrid multicloud, I discussed the two pieces of software at the center of our approach. The first is IBM Storage Insights, a free cloud-based service that simplifies your operations. The second is IBM Spectrum Virtualize, the strategic storage software foundation. In Part 2, we’ll ...read more


Cyber-resiliency best practices: Staying prepared for cyberattack

Data security, IBM Systems Lab Services, Technical

It seems that major headlines every week focus on data breaches or cyber events against well-known, reputable businesses or government agencies. Cyberattacks are becoming more prolific and sophisticated, so it’s no longer a question of if it will affect your organization, but when. Certain cyberattacks such as ransomware can cripple an organization, if not shut ...read more


CAPEX or OPEX? The effect of hybrid multicloud on storage infrastructure pricing

Insights, Multicloud, Storage

This is part six in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. In Part 1 I set the stage — getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we took a ...read more


IBM is recognized as a “Leader” in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

Cloud object storage, Data security, Storage

IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions. This is the eighth report in a row, and 13 out of 14 years lifetime, IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions for both its completeness of ...read more


IBM Storage a “Leader” in 2019 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage – again

Cloud object storage, Hybrid cloud storage, Storage

For the fourth year in a row, IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the data-driven scale-out storage market for unstructured data. Gartner’s report evaluated two solutions in IBM’s suite of software-defined storage, IBM ...read more


Secure hybrid cloud with encryption everywhere on IBM z15

Hybrid cloud, Mainframes, Storage

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the IBM Systems IT Infrastructure blog. The opinions in these posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. Securing hybrid cloud environments is a shared responsibility. IT teams are looking ...read more


A conversation about metadata management featuring Forrester Analyst Michele Goetz

AI, Big data & analytics, Storage

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Forrester Principal Analyst Michele Goetz following a research study on the subject of metadata management conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM. Michele’s research covers artificial intelligence technologies and consultancies, semantic technology, data management strategy, data governance and data integration, and includes within its scope the ...read more