Webcast: Breaking performance barriers for AI and hybrid cloud


Storage made simple for AI and hybrid cloud modernization

IBM Elastic Storage® System (ESS) is software-defined storage that makes it easier to deploy fast, highly scalable storage for AI and big data. IBM ESS can reduce inefficiency, lower acquisition costs, simplify storage management, eliminate data silos, support multiple demanding workloads, and deliver high performance throughout your organization.

Unlock innovation with IBM Elastic Storage System

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Product overview


Improve efficiency

Build a sustainable, low-energy and high-performance infrastructure, that is flexible for multiple concurrent workloads.

De-risk the business

Protect data and harden resiliency from attacks or unforeseen downtime.

Unleash the Enterprise Core

Create an open hybrid cloud that modernizes infrastructure with global data unification.


Key features of ESS 3500

Optimize your storage with key features that allow for integration and scalability.

IBM Spectrum Scale software

Spectrum Scale comes installed on a pre-configured system offering scalable capacity and performance to handle demanding data analytics.

IBM Erasure Coding

Recover data in minutes rather than hours while using less space than data replication.

True scale-out capability

A high performance, single unified file system that scales out to meet the demands of the largest of data systems.

Global sharing and collaboration

Enables low-latency read and write access to data from anywhere in the world using AFM distributed routing and advanced caching technology.

Policy-based tiering and data reduction

Move data between different storage tiers and enhance performance by freeing up primary storage.

Cyber secure lockable data and audit trails

Access a detailed log of every action or activity taken related to data or reports.

7 years as industry leader

Gartner has recognized IBM as leader in distributed file and object storage for many consecutive years.

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ESS 3000 Guide

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Elastic Storage® System 3000 (ESS 3000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution.


Optimized support

IBM Premium Support Services streamlines the entire support process by leveraging analytics tools and dedicated support specialists.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.


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