Accelerate AI with our high-performance global data platform

IBM Spectrum® Scale provides a global data platform for high-performance, next-generation data services. Accelerate your AI initiatives with capabilities such as HDFS, S3, GPU direct storage and security services. Speed data access recovery times to seconds after a cyberattack. More than 4,000 clients around the world rely on IBM Spectrum Scale.

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IBM Spectrum Scale: Store Everywhere. Run Anywhere.

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Improve efficiency

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

De-risk the business

Allow applications to access the same data no matter what storage interface is used or where the storage is located.

Unleash the Enterprise Core

Optimize all your workloads and gain the performance, security, protection and efficiency you require.

What’s new for IBM Spectrum Scale

High performance object storage

Give your applications the choice of interfaces to the data it needs with a high-performance S3 interface to your file and object data.

Plug-and-play data services

Software services that are easy to configure, easy to manage and provide the capabilities for AI, HPC and enterprise workloads.

NVIDIA and IBM Spectrum Scale

IBM Spectrum Scale now supports GPU direct storage (GDS) and NVIDIA SuperPOD as well as new NVIDIA AI solution.

Kubernetes and IBM Spectrum Scale

Container Native Storage provides a high-performance interface and simple to deploy and grow storage solution for containers.

Cloudera and IBM Spectrum Scale

IBM Spectrum Scale Hadoop connector supports Cloudera Analytics and Spark.

IBM Cloud Pak for Data with IBM Spectrum Scale Container Native

Now use IBM AI tools with IBM Spectrum Scale including Watson Knowledge Catalog, Watson Studio, Watson Machine Learning, and Apache Spark.

A global data fabric for AI

High performance enterprise storage

  • Kubernetes container applications
  • AI and ML workloads and analytics
  • HPC and high-performance workloads

Flexible building blocks (edge, core, cloud)

  • IBM NVMe flash nodes
  • Red Hat OpenShift storage capacity
  • Public cloud capacity

Optimize your data with enterprise protection

  • Snapshots and multi-site replication
  • Integrated data life cycle management
  • Encryption and WORM data security

IBM Elastic Storage® System (ESS)

Learn how IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS) is the easiest way to deploy IBM Spectrum Scale with TB/s performance, low latency, millions of IOPs per node and scales to 1000s of nodes.

7 years as industry leader

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