Why Lab Services for Storage?

With big data, analytics and AI, the need for well-designed storage is more important than ever and IBM Systems Lab Services offers infrastructure services to help you build the foundation for today’s hybrid cloud and enterprise IT data centers. Lab Services consultants help you deploy the building blocks of a next-generation storage infrastructure, including IBM Spectrum® Scale, IBM Elastic Storage® System, IBM Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Virtualize.


Storage solutions for hybrid cloud

Lab Services consultants can help you build data-driven hybrid cloud solutions delivered on the virtually unlimited range of hybrid storage options from IBM Systems. We help plan and implement Red Hat® OpenShift® on x86 or Power utilizing IBM Storage with a cloud-native solution. We provide services to migrate or deploy virtualized storage to public cloud. We help you design and implement to strengthen availability of storage environment to ensure no disruption in service should a disaster or cyber incident occur. IBM consultants will provide planning and analyzing for data protection in a cloud environment.

Storage for IBM zSystems and Tape

We help you improve data security on their IBM zSystem storage and Cyber Vault for open systems. We enable you to optimize and enhance your business continuity and disaster recovery. IBM consultants provide planning for cyberattack prevention, protection and recovery.

IBM Storage Solutions for Data and AI

Hybrid cloud solutions and AI workloads are driven by data. We bring infrastructure expertise to enable advanced analytics with IBM Spectrum Scale, Elastic Storage System, IBM Storage Insights, IBM Flash and NVMe to provide the robust, flexible, fast and secure platform for data-driven workloads that deliver the customer insight your business needs to succeed.

Storage Strategy and Optimization

As next generation workloads emerge, both new and traditional data continue growing. That’s why storage services consultants can help you modernize and transform storage infrastructures to support your initiatives while also containing cost and reducing complexity. Our Storage Infrastructure Optimization (SIO) storage engagements are tailored for your needs and can provide a complete storage strategy or tactical recommendations to address business and technology requirements, giving you an optimized and simplified agile infrastructure.

Cyber Resiliency

We help you deploy solutions to address the increasing risks and impacts associated with cyberattacks. We enable you to leverage proven expertise to consult, plan, design and implement data protection, data management and storage management solutions, utilizing DS8000, Tape, Virtual Tape, Cloud Object Storage, Safeguarded Copy, IBM FlashSystem and the Spectrum Protect family.

The Cyber Incident Response Storage Assessment (CIRSA) offering assists and expedites clients’ efforts in developing a data protection and recovery strategy to enable a successful response in the event of a cyber incident.

Modern Data Protection

We help you use your storage infrastructure to its fullest by deploying IBM Spectrum Storage Suite.  You gain insight into how systems are really being utilized, allowing faster decision making and customized reporting. We help keep data safe by deploying IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and deliver efficient infrastructure management to simplify and automate storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring, and reporting with IBM Storage Insights for Spectrum Control, a cloud-based service.

Expertise Connect

Expertise Connect subscription services are designed to help clients achieve their business outcomes faster and more successfully through an ongoing trusted advisor relationship. Expertise Connect provides IBM Systems Lab Services clients with an assigned Technical Account Manager (TAM) and one or more of experienced Lab Services consultants, who become extended members of your team and act as trusted advisors and mentors.


With infrastructure and software expertise to help you build the foundation of today’s hybrid cloud and enterprise IT data centers, Lab Services Storage services can help you find and deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure that empowers your business.


Amount of data the world will create in 2025, compared to 2016


Rate at which scale-up and scale-out storage environments are growing

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