Follow the leader in software-defined storage

According to IDC, IBM Storage and Software-Defined Infrastructure is the #1 in storage software vendor by revenue market share. IBM offers a complete framework of products that can be deployed as software, as a cloud service, or as an integrated IBM solution.

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Software-Defined Storage for Dummies

Learn how to control storage costs, eliminate bottlenecks, and solve other storage management challenges.

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IBM Spectrum Storage provides solutions for every need

Improve the way you manage, protect and store data with IBM Spectrum Storage™, which includes SDS products for business needs big and small. The products share a common design, which helps speed their deployment and adoption.

With IBM Spectrum Storage, you’ll meet the demands of a data-driven infrastructure by gaining the tools to manage all of your data, wherever it resides.

Choose individual SDS products for specific needs

Grow securely

Manage data growth from under 100TB to many petabytes with ease. Gain leading data integrity and security, and native hybrid cloud options.

Manage data at scale

Optimize big data analytics and clustered applications with high-performance, scalable storage that enables global collaboration, simplifies workflows, and lowers costs with cloud tiering.

Reduce storage OpEx and CapEx

Reduce downtime, add features, and unify storage from more than 440 storage systems to make block storage more efficient, agile, and cloud-ready.

Archive your data

Get the lowest cost, reliable data storage, and the protection of airgap with simplified tape access and the rapid deployment of SDS.

Curate and classify unstructured data

Automate ingestion and indexing of metadata and apply policy-based custom tags to classify and categorize data according to business goals. Gain data insight for large-scale analytics, governance and storage optimization.

Deploy NAS clusters

Manage and grow your scale-out storage. SDS works with x86 and is ready for your applications with native protocols. Self-balancing architecture reduces bottlenecks and avoids a single point of failure.

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Comprehensive infrastructure management

Simplify and automate storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring, and reporting.

Data protection you can trust

Whether it's back up, disaster recovery, data governance, or solutions for DevOps, IBM modernizes data protection to meet today's most difficult business challenges.

Flexibly provision and deploy

Deliver VMware and Container support on IBM Storage with solutions for IBM Cloud Private or tailored to your environment.


IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications

Maximize your investment. When you bet your business on SAP, choose IBM Storage to deliver the flexibility and performance you need to drive results.

IBM software-defined storage guide

Understand the technical underpinnings of IBM’s SDS product portfolio.

The case for SDS: the digital transformation imperative

Software-defined storage is a critical component of next-generation IT infrastructure. This infographic highlights the strategic advantages of deploying SDS.