Future-proof ROI with storage virtualization

Optimize storage virtualization performance for Oracle workloads in a VMware environment

Enabling end-to-end Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) virtualized storage for VMware and Oracle database environments using IBM FlashSystem® – powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize software – yields immediate ROI, finds Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). Benefits include 83% more Oracle OLTP transactions per minute and 79% higher throughput.

Benefits of storage virtualization solutions

Reduce complexity

Consolidate management across existing IBM and non-IBM storage, simplifying administration and improving utilization of storage resources.

Improve performance

Accelerate application performance with IBM Easy Tier®, an AI-driven, dynamic tiering function that automatically moves active data to flash.

Improve data security and mobility

Encrypt existing storage to improve data security. Easily move data and applications into new deployments such as containers or hybrid cloud.

Storage virtualization solutions

Virtualization for flash storage

Modernize existing storage with intelligent system optimization, data reduction, data mobility, security, encryption and ultra-low latency storage with IBM FlashSystem family, powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize software. Extend these capabilities to heterogeneous storage systems and to the cloud.

Virtualization for public cloud

Replicate or migrate heterogeneous storage systems between on-premises and cloud infrastructure for consistent data management and smart disaster recovery and cyber resiliency. Enable cloud-based DevOps with easy replication of data from on-premises sources.

Virtualization for SAN storage

Simplify management of storage infrastructure, tiered storage and advanced functions with enterprise-class SAN virtualization. Virtual SAN helps your organization achieve better data economics by supporting the new large-scale workloads that are critical to success.

Server virtualization solutions

Server virtualization

Deploy secure, scalable enterprise servers with built in virtualization software that can consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilization and reducing cost.

Enterprise server virtualization

Virtualize your infrastructure on enterprise servers to bring your organization next-level data privacy, security, and resiliency to your hybrid cloud environment.


All flash virtualized storage

The IBM FlashSystem family provides cost-efficient, virtualized storage for organizations of every size, offering the full range of enterprise-class data services and NVMe-accelerated storage performance to entry, mid-range, and high-end deployments.

Storage virtualization case studies

Driving innovation and service continuity

Hall AG and Citynet, a utility company and an IT service provider, deployed IBM FlashSystem, powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, to modernize their infrastructure and maintain business continuity, resulting in significant cost savings from power reductions and a 3x increase in capacity.

Embracing hybrid cloud architectures

Advanced Technology Services (ATS) Group, a systems integrator for hybrid cloud, used IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud to provide AWS compatibility, resulting in significant cost savings and improved disaster recovery for clients, and helping to expand ATS Group's client base as well.

Ensuring always-on services

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg implemented IBM FlashSystem, powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software, to solve its network performance issues, successfully eliminating bottlenecks and saving USD 80,000.

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