IBM Block Storage and File Storage offered at new, lower prices
Because we understand the importance of performance for general purpose and high-intensity workloads, IBM designed its storage to be able to support your application needs. IBM Block Storage and IBM File Storage support the highest input/output operations per second (IOPS) and throughput in the market. That is why we are pleased to announce new prices for IBM Block and File Storage.
This is a reflection of our continued commitment to provide a competitive storage portfolio in the marketplace. Effective as of October 29th, 2018, the new prices would be available to new volumes provisioned in our data centers worldwide.
These reductions would give our customers cost savings up to 40%, 25%, and 43% for 0.25, 2, and 4 IOPS tiers respectively. While price remains a big factor in making a decision for commodity services like storage, it is not used in isolation from other factors like performance, availability, and security.
IBM Cloud: Secure to the core
Security is also another factor that IBM Cloud takes seriously. We pride ourselves on having a cloud that is secure to the core. IBM Block and File Storage provides data-at-rest encryption on our Block and File Storage using industry-standard protocols like AES-256 encryption, and the keys are managed in-house with KMIP. Regardless of the industry you do business in, we are compliant with major standards. Our storage is validated against FIPS 140-2, FISMA, HIPAA, GDPR, FedRamp, EU Data Protection Directive 95/45/EC compliance, and PCI, just to mention a few.
IBM Cloud is committed to providing top-class performance, competitive pricing, availability, and security for our storage. We are here to help you achieve your storage goals.
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