Block storage technology that works for you

Deploy flash-backed1 block storage in granular increments —from 1,000 GB to 12,000 GB—and customize it all with a variety of capabilities. Increase storage capacity available to your virtual and bare metal servers with a maximum of 48k IOPS.2

Choose Endurance tiers for simple, predefined, per-GB pricing— ideal for most general purpose workloads. Or, build a fine-tuned environment with allocated IOPS with Performance options—ideal for well-understood workload requirements.

Public

Go Global.

Provision block storage alongside your cloud servers in IBM Cloud data centers worldwide.

Dedicated

Trust your data to IBM.

Stay confident with storage designed to protect against data loss during maintenance or failure.

Local

Get predictable billing.

Lock in your costs every month without the surprise of hidden fees or additional charges.

Endurance tiers

Support a wide variety of application needs at your desired level with simple, pre-defined, per-GB pricing tiers up to 48k IOPS. Block Storage Endurance tiers are ideal for most general purpose workloads.

Monthly Price $0.10 /GB $0.20/GB $0.35 /GB $0.58 /GB
Included IOPS 0.25 IOPS/GB 2 IOPS/GB 4 IOPS/GB 10 IOPS/GB4
Starting at

10

¢
/GB

0.25

IOPS
/GB
per month


Performance options

Meet and exceed rapid data changes with persistent and powerful storage features. Control both storage capacity and total number of IOPS per storage volume. Provision storage in granular increments up to 12TB with a maximum of 48k IOPS.2 Block Storage Performance options are ideal for businesses with predefined IOP requirements.

Monthly Price per GB $0.10 /GB
Montly price per IOPS 0.07 IOPS/GB
Starting at

10

¢
/GB

7

¢
/IOP
per month


Block and File Storage Cost Calculator

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Features

Flexible customization

Customize with Endurance and Performance options.

At rest data encryption

Protect your data with encryption for data at rest.2

Snapshots and replication

Capture point-in-time snapshots and replicate them to other data centers for business continuity.5

Granular volume sizes

Help ensure lower costs with TB increments when provisioning storage from 1TB to 12TB in size.

Industry leading durability

Avoid data loss during maintenance or failures without creating system-level RAID arrays.

Customizable IOPS

Meet unique storage needs and tailor assigned levels of IOPS. Stripe volumes for top performance.

Concurrent access. High availability.

Mount block devices simultaneously in clustering configurations with redundant MPIO connections.

Global footprint

Provision your volumes alongside your cloud servers in IBM Cloud datacenters around the world.

Volume duplication

Create a new, completely independent, duplicate volume of an existing volume from a snapshot without stopping host I/O or replication. Update to increase the size and performance for your new volume, and manage it like any other volume immediately after creation.6

  1. Flash-backed storage is currently available in DAL09, DAL10, DAL12, DAL13, SJC03, WDC04, WDC06, WDC07, LON02, LON04, FRA02, AMS03, OSLO01, PAR01, SYD01, MEL01, TOR01, MON01, MEX01, TOK02 and HKG01 data centers.
  2. 48,000 IOPS provisioned within Performance options is currently available in DAL09, DAL10, DAL12, DAL13, SJC03, WDC04, WDC06, WDC07, LON02, LON04, FRA02, AMS03, OSLO01, PAR01, SYD01, MEL01, TOR01, MON01, MEX01, TOK02 and HKG01 data centers
  3. Encryption for data at rest is currently available in DAL09, DAL10, DAL12, DAL13, SJC03, WDC04, WDC06, WDC07, LON02, LON04, FRA02, AMS03, OSLO01, PAR01, SYD01, MEL01, TOR01, MON01, MEX01, TOK02 and HKG01 data centers.
  4. 20GB-4TB limit available in select datacenters.
  5. Snapshots and replication is currently available in DAL09, DAL10, DAL12, DAL13, SJC03, WDC04, WDC06, WDC07, LON02, LON04, FRA02, AMS03, OSLO01, PAR01, SYD01, MEL01, TOR01, MON01, MEX01, TOK02 and HKG01 data centers.
  6. Volume duplication is currently available in DAL09, DAL10, DAL12, DAL13, SJC03, WDC04, WDC06, WDC07, LON02, LON04, FRA02, AMS03, OSLO01, PAR01, SYD01, MEL01, TOR01, MON01, MEX01, TOK02 and HKG01 data centers.