Meet the demands of your data-driven infrastructure

Improve the way you manage, protect and store data with IBM Spectrum Storage, which includes software-defined software (SDS) products for business needs big and small.

Game changing insights for unstructured data at massive scale.

This IDC white paper evaluates the need for a data management solution for governance, storage optimization, and big data and analytics purposes.


In 2025, the world will create and replicate 163ZB of data, tenfold that of 2016


Scale-up and scale-out storage environments are growing at a CAGR of 30.6%

Pixit Media uses Spectrum Storage to help make movie magic

With Spectrum Scale there's no guesswork: you can use capacity to its full potential and scale up with predictable pricing. In the competitive media and entertainment sector, this is a real advantage.

Barry Evans, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Pixit Media

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite

Improve the way you manage, protect, and store data with IBM Spectrum Storage Suite, which includes many of the Spectrum SDS products listed below. By sharing the same easy-to-use interface, IBM Spectrum Storage Suite makes SDS deployment easier and more cost-effective than ever.

Better data management with Spectrum Storage

Check out the extensive portfolio of Spectrum Storage products to help you with your SDS, general data management and modern data protection needs.

Software-Defined Storage Solutions

Choose the right products for your specific SDS needs.

Enable rapid deployment

Deploy an enterprise data storage platform on-premises, on IBM Cloud or on your private cloud. Enable rapid deployment of the DNA of IBM's fastest systems on your choice of x86 servers.

Grow your cloud securely

Manage data growth from under 100TB to many petabytes with ease. Gain leading data integrity and security, and native hybrid cloud options.

Manage data at scale

Optimize big data analytics and clustered applications with high-performance, scalable storage that enables global collaboration, simplifies workflows and lowers costs with cloud tiering.

Reduce storage OpEx and CapEx

Reduce downtime, add features and unify storage from more than 450 storage systems to make block storage more efficient, agile and ready for multicloud.

Management Solutions

Choose the right products to help you better manage your data infrastructure.

Gain comprehensive infrastructure management

Manage your infrastructure efficiently for software-defined, virtual, physical, file, and object storage. Easily transition to new workloads and infrastructures using predictive analytics, which can reduce storage costs by as much as 50%.

Optimize storage infrastructure

Manage complexity, optimize cost and streamline support, all from IBM Cloud. Combines proven IBM data management leadership with AI technologies from IBM Research.

Curate and classify unstructured data

Identify and catalog unstructured and backup data to easily find the data you need for analytics, governance and storage optimization.

Modern Data Protection Solutions

Choose the right products to make copies of data for backup, recovery and low-cost archiving.

Protect data as you scale

IBM Spectrum Protect™ provides scalable data protection for physical file servers, applications, and virtual environments. Organizations can scale up to manage billions of objects per backup server. They can also reduce backup infrastructure costs with built-in data efficiency capabilities and the ability to migrate data to tape, public cloud services and on-premises object storage. IBM Spectrum Protect can also be a data offload target for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, providing an ability to leverage your existing investment for long-term data retention and disaster recovery.

Rapidly recover and reuse data

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus™ is a modern data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for containers,  VMs, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. It is easily deployed as a virtual appliance and the agentless architecture is easy to maintain. It unlocks the value of your data by improving the quality and speed of development, testing, and analytics. Cost-effective data retention, data compliance, and disaster recovery are achieved via data offload to both on-premises and cloud-based object storage and IBM Spectrum Protect, including support for the physical and virtual tape.

Archive data quickly and efficiently

Get the lowest-cost reliable data storage and the protection of airgap with simplified tape access and the rapid deployment of SDS.

Modernize copy data management

Make copies available to data consumers when and where they need them, without creating unnecessary copies or leaving unused copies on valuable storage. Deploys as a virtual machine in about 15 minutes.

Optimize your data with storage solutions for AI

Data pipelines are crucial to AI, and IBM Spectrum Storage for AI gives you the shortest path to ingest from insights for your AI data pipeline. Optimize every stage of your end-to-end AI data pipeline for faster time to actionable insights.

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