Straightforward pricing model

With cloud-like services, you can dynamically scale up or down and pay for only what you use without needing to plan for storage acquisition and procurement cycles. The service is enabled for both your on-premises and your hybrid cloud infrastructure needs, helping you to quickly access the storage services you need wherever resources are deployed. IBM Storage as a Service offers one single rate for base and growth capacity, letting you use as much storage as you need with no penalty fees for low data reduction or hidden costs for usage above your commitment level.

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Extreme - Tier 1 Premium - Tier 2 Balanced - Tier 3 Capacity - Tier 4
Latency
As low as 50μs
As low as 50μs
As low as 50μs
As low as 50μs
Min capacity
25 TB
50 TB
100 TB
100 TB
Minimum Performance IOPS/TB Usable*
4500
2250
800
Regular Pool: 140 DRP: 60
Maximum read throughput (GB/s)**
100
45
45
19
Maximum write throughtput (GB/s)**
22
22
10
6
Availability Objective
99.9999%/ 100% guarantee***
99.9999%/ 100% guarantee***
99.9999%/ 100% guarantee***
99.9999%/ 100% guarantee***
Services
Life cycle management
Life cycle management
Life cycle management
Life cycle management
Starting from USD/TB/Month
USD 225
USD 116
USD 80
USD 31
Effective cost @ compression 2:1 5yr commitment USD/TB/Month (USD/GB/Month)
USD 113 (USD 0.113)
USD 58 (USD 0.058)
USD 40 (USD 0.040)
USD 16 (USD 0.016)
Effective cost @ compression 3:1 5yr commitment USD/TB/Month (USD/GB/Month)
USD 75 (USD 0.075)
USD 39 (USD 0.039)
USD 27 (USD 0.027)
USD 10 (USD 0.010)

Footnotes

Pricing based on TB/Month usable at a 5 year term commitment. IBM offers from 1 to 5 year term options. Price varies based on committed capacity and length of contract. Effective cost based on using data reduction technology. Pricing based on TB/Month usable at a 5 year term commitment. IBM offers from 1 to 5 year term options. Price varies based on committed capacity and length of contract. Effective cost based on using data reduction technology. A one time set up fee of USD 5,000 is required.

*IOPS/TB: This defines the minimum ratio of Input-Output Operations (IOPS) per physical used Terabyte (TB) with usage up to 85% of the usable capacity.  IOPS/TB are based on a 70:30 Read / Write mixed workload with 50% cache hit and 16K I/O size using Fibre Channel.  Remote replication may impact performance.  Actual results will vary by workload, as such the IOPS/TB should be used for the purposes of selecting relative performance tiers.

**Maximum read and write throughput based on 256KB I/O Size using Fibre Channel.

***99.9999% objective. 100% guarantee requires HyperSwap configuration installed by IBM Lab Services. Terms and conditions apply.

All statements regarding IBM’s pricing, future product direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. All the stated items of pricing are either estimates or plans and not guarantees. No representation or guarantee concerning any of the foregoing can be made or is made as part of this disclosure or any resulting contract.

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