Building the right information architecture (IA) is crucial to AI success

AI workloads and data pipelines have unique infrastructure requirements. So how can you craft the right architecture for your AI data storage?


Climb the AI ladder on your journey to AI

Storage for AI and big data simplifies your infrastructure with optimized efficiency to drive faster results that are massively scalable and globally available from edge to inference.

  • Simplify your journey to AI with a comprehensive data and AI portfolio
  • Build an AI infrastructure for modern solutions, from edge to core to cloud
  • Enable easier multicloud  and container connectivity with integration to IBM Cloud Pak for Data and IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks

Collect

Ingest high-throughput data

Organize

High volume catalog and index

Analyze

High-performance data access

Infuse

Easy to integrate throughout organization


Collect data

Data is the fuel that powers AI, but it can become trapped or stored in a way that makes it difficult or cost prohibitive to maintain or expand. Customers need to unleash that data so it can expand from edge to inference in a simple and cost-effective infrastructure.  IBM Storage for data and AI makes data simple and accessible for a hybrid multicloud infrastructure with AI storage solutions that fit your business model.

New! IBM Elastic Storage System 5000 (ESS 5000)

The ESS 5000 is the new storage system for data lakes with market-leading performance, density and scalability.

Storage for AI object storage repository

Object storage is the choice for online scalable repositories required by many AI workloads, thanks to its high durability and easy-to-manage large data capabilities.

Storage for AI file and object storage repository

Meet the challenges of AI storage with high performance and scalability from edge to core to cloud.


Organize data

AI can only be as good as the data it relies on. Businesses must fully understand what data they have so they can leverage it for AI and other organizational needs, including compliance, data optimization, data cataloging and data governance. IBM Storage for AI and data delivers data in real time and provides continuous updates from your enterprise data sources, the perfect solution for your AI storage needs.

IBM Spectrum Discover

Automate cataloging/indexing and ensure real-time data updates are integrated and current with IBM Spectrum Discover. Enable comprehensive insight, data governance and optimization, now integrated with IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog for powerful insights that link to additional business data.

Storage for AI and big data

One click integration from Spectrum Discover to IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog. Create smarter data by integrating enterprise file and object data information from IBM Spectrum Discover with IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog. Get analysis and insights together with other vital enterprise data and information.


Analyze data

There is no AI without an information architecture (IA). Organizations must plan for issues beyond just the deployment of AI; they need to build an AI infrastructure with the confidence that it can scale. IBM Storage for big data provides a simple and integrated AI infrastructure for analysis from edge to inference.    The two most powerful computers on the planet - Summit and Sierra – are purpose-built for AI, and both depend on IBM Storage.

IBM Spectrum Storage for AI with Power Systems™

A fully optimized, scalable and supported AI platform that delivers blazing fast performance, proven dependability, and resiliency. This is IT infrastructure designed for enterprise AI.

IBM Spectrum Storage for AI with NVIDIA DGX Systems

Get the scalable throughput you need to support groundbreaking performance and data science workloads; more GPU-accelerated servers in a single rack; and extended data management that drives developer productivity.

IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 (ESS 3000)

The ESS 3000 is the simplest way to deploy the same world-class storage that powers the world’s most powerful supercomputers.


Infuse AI

Business challenges can become an opportunity to explore, understand, predict and bring an AI infrastructure to your entire organization. IBM Storage is empowering customers to use AI data storage in order to leverage that infrastructure in more ways that bring value to the organization.

University of Birmingham

Learn how one university seized control of storage resources to meet rising demand for its research facilities.

UPMC

“On the hospital floor, IBM Storage solutions are having a real impact: orders go in faster, test results are available sooner, and uptime is improved across all systems.”

Nightingale Health

Learn how Nightingale Health addresses the global chronic disease crisis to enable everyone to live healthier lives.


Data and AI solutions

IBM Storage for Data and AI with Splunk® (SmartStore)

IBM Cloud Object Storage for Splunk SmartStore  can optimize an existing Splunk deployment with a new architecture that can lower cost.

IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks

IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks delivers a complete software defined solution for Red Hat OpenShift environments for all data needs. Regardless of capacity and performance workload, the suite includes open source software from Red Hat and IBM's Spectrum Storage offerings.

IBM Spectrum Archive

Enable lowest-cost AI storage with direct file access to data stored on tape, for cost-effective and highly scalable active archives.

IBM InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline

Give users access to production data without impacting priority workloads or compromising data security and privacy. Get started with Virtual Data Pipeline to accelerate analytics and modernize applications.


What the experts are saying about storage for data and AI

Enterprise IT is demanding targeted solutions for AI and machine learning. There is no vendor more in touch with the needs of enterprise computing that IBM.

Steven McDowell, Forbes, “IBM Spectrum for AI Brings Scalable Storage to Deep Learning”

Resources

Storage solutions for the edge

Get some practical solutions and see the requirements for leveraging the performance of AI from edge to data center to cloud.

The future of business with AI

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AI enterprise servers

IBM Power Systems for AI can help enterprises realize the full potential of AI and analytics to achieve stronger data-driven decisions, access deeper insights, and develop trust and confidence.

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