IBM Cloud Storage Solutions

Stay ahead of rapid storage growth driven by new data sources and evolving technologies with the IBM Cloud Storage Family—a flexible storage approach.

Cloud storage resources for all your needs

Whether looking for stand-alone or secondary storage for a server, an out-of-the-box storage solution or the components to create your own storage solution, IBM has the cloud storage resources you need.


Deploy cloud storage in strategic locations around the world. Achieve higher performance and meet data sovereignty requirements by keeping data close to applications and users.


Scale capacity up or down, on demand, with little or no interruption to your service. Scale from terabytes to petabytes and beyond.


Select from a broad portfolio of storage technologies—including block, file and object—to suit your workloads. Choose from a range of deployment options—including on premises, cloud and managed by IBM.


Deploy and manage storage capabilities quickly and easily from a web-based graphical user interface, a web portal or through expansive APIs.

Choose from an extensive storage portfolio

Object storage

Object storage: Flexible storage for exponential growth

Organise, store, manage and access a diverse array of objects—audio, emails, images, office documents and video—with a highly scalable and geographically dispersed storage solution based on OpenStack Swift or S3-compatible interfaces. Capitalise on flexible pricing and get the capacity you need, when and where you need it.

Block storage

Block storage: Complete control over persistent storage

Exercise complete control over persistent storage using iSCSI-based block storage with up to 12 TB in capacity. Customise the storage environment to suit your workloads. Choose Endurance block storage with snapshot and replication capabilities or Performance block storage with up to 6,000 allocated IOPS per volume.

File storage

File storage: A better cloud file cabinet

Upgrade your file storage with a high-performance, feature-rich NFS-based solution. With file share capacities available up to 12 TB, SoftLayer file storage can be provisioned with snapshot and replication support or with unparalleled IOPS allocations to meet the performance needs of even the most demanding workloads.

Mass storage servers

Mass storage servers: Store everything

Build your own SAN or NAS to preserve large volumes of persistent data while retaining total control. Deploy an OS NEXUS QuantaStor turnkey solution, or customise high-capacity bare metal servers to fit your requirements.

Content delivery network

Content delivery network: Deliver content fast and cost-effectively

Distribute your content from 24 geographically diverse nodes to provide an exceptional, responsive end-user experience. After the first request, content is stored in the network for others to access it. You pay only for the bandwidth used.