What is File Storage?


File Storage features

Flexible customization

Choose simple, predefined endurance tiers with per-GB pricing—ideal for most general workloads. Fine tune your environment with allocated IOPS and performance options—ideal for workload requirements that aren't well-defined.

Smart and safe management

Stay confident with storage designed to protect against data loss during maintenance or failures with at rest data encryption, volume duplication, and snapshots and replication.

Predictable billing

Lock in your costs without the surprise of hidden fees or additional charges. Ensure lower costs with terabyte increments. For greater flexibility, choose between hourly or monthly billing for long-term or short-term storage needs.

Global footprint

Provision file storage alongside your cloud servers in IBM Cloud data centers around the world.

File Storage versions

Endurance tiers

Provision with pre-defined, per-gigabyte pricing tiers up to 48k IOPS—ideal for most general workloads. Starting at 10¢ GB | 25¢/IOP.

Performance options

Control both capacity and total IOPS per storage volume. Provision in granular increments up to 12TB and 48k IOPS max. Starting at 10¢ GB | 7¢/IOP.

What is the best way to get started with File Storage now?

Get started now by estimating your gigabyte and IOPS costs with our file storage calculator.