Durable, fast and flexible NFS-based file storage.

Get total control and help minimize costs with flash-backed1 File Storage. Create file shares in granular increments —from 1000GB to 12000GB—and provision it all with a variety of flexible and power-based options.

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

Public

Customize to the Max

Choose easy to edit scaling options based on your particular size and performance needs.

Dedicated

Trust Your Data to IBM

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

Local

Stop guessing. Get predicable 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. 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/GB3
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.4 File 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


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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.

Access file storage with a mount point over routed TCP/IP.

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. All encrypted File Storage volumes provisioned in the select data centers have a different mount point than non-encrypted volumes. View the mount point information in the Volume Details page in the UI as well as access the correct mount point via an API call: SoftLayer_Network_Storage:getNetworkMountAddress() to ensure you are using the correct mount point for both your encrypted and non-encrypted file storage volumes.
  4. 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.
  5. Snapshots and replication provisioned within Performance options is currently available in DAL09, DAL10, DAL12, DAL13, SJC03 and WDC04 datacenters.
  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.