IBM Storage Scale
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IBM Storage Scale in the IBM Storage portfolio is software-defined file and object storage for AI and data intensive workloads creating a high performance, globally connected, cost-optimized and enterprise-resilient information supply chain and global data platform.

By leveraging the global data platform of IBM Storage Scale, you can connect data silos throughout your organization with an open ecosystem of storage options including non-IBM storage platforms from edge to core to cloud. Automated policy-based efficiency helps establish a global data information supply chain which makes more data with more performance available at a lower cost for your AI and other data intensive applications. The data cataloging and orchestration service, now part of IBM Storage Scale, adds a new dimension for data users which enables them to understand, optimize and find critical data required for AI data pipelines and generative AI workloads. The IBM Storage Scale System building blocks provide you with an easy and optimal way to start and grow a global data platform and modernize your organization's data strategy for AI.

Data sheet

Explore software storage that enables a global data platform.

Analyst reports

Gartner has recognized IBM as a leader in distributed file and object storage. Get the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ report.

Discover the economic benefits and how to optimize the TCO of a global data platform. Get the Forrester TEI report.

Benefits Improve performance for AI workloads

Build a globally connected high-performance infrastructure, that is flexible for multiple concurrent workloads.

De-risk the business

Protect data and harden resiliency from attacks or unforeseen downtime and keep your systems on and accessible.

Connect and optimize all your data

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

High performance object storage

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

Plug-and-play data services

Leverage software services that are easy to configure and manage while providing the capabilities for AI, HPC and enterprise workloads.

NVIDIA and IBM Storage Scale

Get support for GPU direct storage (GDS), NVIDIA SuperPOD and NVIDIA AI solutions with three easy-to-install configurations.

Kubernetes and IBM Storage Scale

Access a high-performance interface and simple to deploy and grow storage solution for containers.

Cloudera and IBM Storage Scale

Make the most of IBM Storage Scale Hadoop connector that supports Cloudera Analytics and Apache Spark.

Cloudera Data Platform Private Cloud Base with IBM Storage Scale

Cyber resilient data

Leverage comprehensive resiliency while protecting your data with IBM SafeGuarded Copy, incorporating the optional IBM CyberVault component.

Data resiliency with IBM Storage Scale (57:25)

Pricing plans
IBM Storage Scale Developer Edition Free edition

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IBM Storage Scale Data Management Monthly License Starting at USD 19.10* terabyte

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IBM Storage Scale Data Management Perpetual License Starting at USD 656.00* terabyte

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Pricing option

Free for non-production use up to 12TB

Flexible monthly pricing options

Flexible monthly pricing options

Creates a single global namespace of high performance or tiered data using new or current storage

A complete installation kit to deploy IBM Storage Scale on either x86 or Power servers

Includes installation packages for NFS, SMB, Object, protocol nodes and HDFS connector support

Includes foundation for cluster computing, AI or corporate data lake.

* Price shown excludes any applicable taxes

Case studies Pushing the boundaries of knowledge

Read how the University of Birmingham drives innovative research forward by taking control of their data.

Simplifying data management

Find out how pixitmedia keeps the action rolling in the media and entertainment industry.

Conserving energy in a data-driven world

Discover how the Danish Meteorological Institute teams with IBM to adopt a modernized, more sustainable storage system.

Resources IDC: Accelerating AI Modernization with Data Infrastructure

Get a comprehensive overview of how AI, machine learning, and deep learning are now essential components of digital transformation initiatives.

Securing IBM Spectrum Scale with QRadar and IBM Cloud Pak for Security

Discover how the IBM Unified Data Foundation infrastructure plays an important role in delivering the persistence storage to containerized applications with IBM Storage Scale Container Native Storage Access.

More to store with a Global Data Platform

Discover how IBM Global Data Platform allows customers to access and deploy to anyone, no matter where they are located on the edge, in the data center or in the cloud.

IBM Storage Scale container native storage access

Discover how IBM Storage Scale container native storage access brings even more simplicity for applications and the global parallel file system that makes hybrid cloud easier.

This video explains the features of IBM Storage Scale and demonstrates cyber-resilient architectures based on Storage Scale's features.

Related products IBM Storage Scale System

Discover the easiest way to deploy IBM Storage Scale with performance and capacity that scales from 1 to over 1000 nodes.

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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IBM Storage Ceph®

Consolidate data with software efficiency and cloud scalability.

IBM Storage Discover

Simplify data for AI with a 360-degree view from edge to insight and reduce time for data organization and analysis.

Next steps

Discover how you can accelerate AI and unlock value from your data with IBM Storage Scale. Schedule a no-cost 30-minute meeting with an IBM Storage representative.

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