Feature spotlights

Improve value of your data

Moves data to the most appropriate type of storage based on policies you define and uses thin provisioning to conserve physical space

Data security

Improves data security with software-based encryption and improves data availability with fully duplexed copies of data and automatic switchover across data centers.

Data simplicity

Improves agility with automated provisioning of storage and easy deployment of new storage technologies. Also simplifies management by consolidating storage regardless of hardware vendor.

Hybrid and hosted private cloud deployment

Flexibly deploy servers as compute engines or to transform storage. Conduct administration at server providers or colocation datacenters in the same way that it occurs in an on-premises data center and replicate data from on-premises storage to the cloud or between clouds.

Complement server virtualization

IBM Spectrum Virtualize storage capability complements server virtualization with technologies such as PowerVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Kubernetes and Docker.

Cognitive support

IBM is offering a limited availability program in 2017 to provide cognitive support services to its cloud-based storage management platform, IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights. The new capability is designed to dramatically expand the volume of diagnostic data collected and to use the latest AI technologies to increase insights into storage health, performance and capacity. It is designed to help clients enjoy faster resolution of issues, an enhanced user experience, and high availability.

Customer case studies

  • Storage Innovation Transforms Royal Caribbean Ltd.

  • Ricoh Americas Accommodates Growing Storage Needs

  • Pelephone is saving big with IBM Storage

Technical details

Software requirements

IBM Spectrum Virtualize is supported with a wide variety of bare metal and virtualized server operating systems and storage

    Hardware requirements

    IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is supported on select Lenovo and SuperMicro servers

    • Lenovo System x3650 M5
    • Supermicro SuperServer 2028U-TRTP+

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