NEW! IBM® Spectrum Protect™ Plus for your data availability needs

Why IBM Spectrum Storage?

New era hybrid cloud environments and cognitive applications are driving huge growth in data volumes, making data the new natural resource.

However, cost-effectively optimizing your storage infrastructure while enabling new opportunities can strain your budget.

IBM Spectrum Storage solves this problem by simplifying your IT – to unlock the potential of your data and reduce your storage costs by as much as 50 percent.

Discover how this family of software-defined storage solutions can increase your business agility and efficiency in ways that weren’t possible until now.

The best way to buy IBM Spectrum Storage software

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite gives you unlimited access to the IBM Spectrum Storage family and on-premises IBM Cloud Object Storage software with licensing on a flat, cost-per-TB basis to make pricing easy to understand and predictable as capacity grows.

Structured specifically to meet changing storage needs, including hybrid cloud, the suite is ideal for organizations just starting out with software-defined storage as well as those with established infrastructures who need to expand their capabilities.

Your comprehensive family of software-defined storage solutions

IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a new data protection and availability solution that can be deployed in minutes and can protect your virtual environment within an hour. It can either be implemented as a standalone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to offload copies for long-term storage and governance efficiently and at scale.

IBM Spectrum Protect enables reliable, efficient data protection and resiliency for software defined, virtual, physical, and cloud environments. This data protection platform gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery.

With data deduplication, compression, and incremental “forever” backups; IBM Spectrum Protect delivers built-in efficiency that enables you to spend less on data protection and more on innovation. In fact, IBM Spectrum Protect can reduce backup infrastructure costs by up to 38 percent.

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is hyperconverged enterprise-class software defined block storage for VMware, Docker and mixed workloads – across private, hybrid and public cloud. Born of proven XIV technology, its heritage, consistent performance and scaleout simplicity offer a unique comfort level to SDS projects. It is also the software stack for IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, offering extreme flexibility to cloud deployments and superb savings including through unified management and license portability.

With IBM Spectrum Accelerate, you can deploy an enterprise storage platform in 30 minutes or less, on- or off-premises, using your choice of x86 servers.

IBM Spectrum Scale is software-defined-storage to make management at scale easier, efficient, and intelligent. Global shared access to data with unified file, object and HDFS support enables unprecedented savings and agility for clusters, clouds and analytics.


This proven solution can manage up to one billion petabytes of unstructured data. It redefines the economics of data storage using policy-driven automation: as time passes and organizational needs change, data can be moved back and forth between flash, disk, tape and cloud storage tiers without manual intervention.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize helps make storage more efficient, agile, and cloud-ready with functions like compression, automated tiering, encryption, and support for containers and hybrid cloud capabilities. It also supports more than 400 storage systems from IBM and others so you can use these new functions with practically any storage you might already have installed, improving its capability, extending its life, and reducing the need for new capital expenditure.

The leading SDS controller software, IBM Spectrum Virtualize is at the heart of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize family, IBM FlashSystem V9000, and VersaStack and is available separately for even more flexible deployment.

IBM Spectrum Control provides efficient infrastructure management for virtual, physical, file, object and software-defined storage. This solution simplifies and automates storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring and reporting.

IBM Spectrum Control is designed to help you easily transition to new workloads and updated storage infrastructures—using predictive analytics that can help reduce storage costs by up to 50 percent.

IBM Spectrum Archive enables you to automatically move infrequently accessed data from disk to tape – to lower costs while retaining ease of use and without the need for proprietary tape applications.

IBM Spectrum Archive enables users and applications to access data anywhere, any place, anytime, in any format. With scalable, low-cost storage, IBM Spectrum Archive can help you keep pace with the increasing storage demands driven by modern workloads.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management is a powerful solution for next-generation data protection and DevOps snapshot management.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management features template-based management and orchestration that works with existing infrastructure, including IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, to catalog and automate snapshot, copy creation and management. This enables IT to mount and instantly access copies that are already in the production storage environment.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management deploys as a virtual machine in about 15 minutes, and can coordinate sending data to Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3.