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Overview

Hybrid cloud storage for modern IT

Businesses are rapidly moving to hybrid cloud models to become more efficient and deliver a better customer experience. The complexity of existing applications and infrastructures can be a challenge to this effort, with complications ranging from multiple cloud platforms to rapid growth in containerized workloads.

That’s why IBM Storage simplifies and consolidates multi-cloud, multi-app environments, delivering high performance, enterprise-level storage capabilities that are designed for modern data lakes.

Several pages from the ESG white paper, "Modern Data Storage for a New Era of IT."

IT complexity

ESG explores how hybrid cloud storage innovations can help you meet diverse IT requirements.

Simplify hybrid cloud

75%

IT decision makers surveyed that believe IT is more complex today than it was just two years ago.

Keep data volume under control

38%

Respondents who indicate large data volumes increase IT complexity.

Enhance existing storage

28%

People surveyed who state that modern technologies can also add complexity.

Hybrid cloud storage

On-premises flash storage

Simplify your flash storage with the IBM FlashSystem family, DS8900F and Elastic Storage System solutions, giving you high performance, enterprise-class function and availability, and AI-infused ease of use.

Mirror on-premises and cloud storage

Build your hybrid cloud storage with IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud. Enabling the same capability in cloud as FlashSystem on-premises, this is the simple solution for cloud storage, without cloud lock-in.

Cloud-based storage management

Monitor all your storage from the cloud with IBM Storage Insights. Gain AI-powered information on performance and capacity, actionable alerts, and streamlined support.

Hybrid cloud storage solutions

Powerful and secure hybrid cloud storage

Deploy a validated software-defined storage solution and bring enterprise data services to your Red Hat OpenShift container environment.

Persistent storage services for containers

Get the infrastructure foundation and storage orchestration necessary for building a robust hybrid cloud environment.

Hybrid cloud cyber resiliency and data protection

Scalable data protection

Protect billions of objects per backup server with scalable data protection. Monitor your storage environment, quickly detect signs of a ransomware attack, and receive proactive security notifications.

Hybrid cloud data protection

Provide near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for VMs, databases, and containers in hybrid cloud environments.

Copy data management

Enable data consumers to make copies with a self-service portal when and where they need them (on-prem or cloud), while optimizing storage use to reduce cost.

Need extra data protection?

Get a special price when you combine IBM Spectrum Protect Plus with a FlashSystem entry model.

Hybrid cloud storage case studies

Modernizing storage platform to support service continuity

Citynet modernized its storage platform with IBM FlashSystem to ensure Hall AG keeps water, electricity, connectivity and innovation flowing even as data volumes explode.

Accelerate innovation and control costs

Blanc und Fischer IT Services GmbH worked with IBM and Red Hat to standardize its SAP applications to IBM Power Systems, IBM Storage, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to optimize its investments through standardization.

Connect communities through always-on IT

Using IBM FlashSystem, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg is able to ensure that its services are always available to its community while simultaneously keeping staff and clergy connected.

Flexible consumption & financing options

NEW – IBM Storage as a Service*

Proven hybrid cloud storage now available as a service. Preserve cash flow while combining the agility of the cloud with the control of on-premises storage – all supported and maintained by IBM experts.

* Available in select regions

IBM Storage Utility

Procure hybrid cloud flash storage your way. Efficiently manage fluctuating storage demands by only paying for capacity as you consume it.

IBM Global Financing

A robust set of flexible payment options from the industries #1 IT financier to help you accelerate your hybrid cloud storage strategy.

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