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Hybrid Cloud Storage overview

Hybrid cloud storage should be simple

Businesses are rapidly moving to hybrid cloud models, but existing IT infrastructures can make that harder than it should be, with complications ranging from multiple cloud platforms to rapid growth in containerized workloads.

Fortunately, a simple storage strategy is still possible in this complex hybrid cloud world.

Hybrid Cloud Storage benefits

According to ESG, today’s IT experts are facing overwhelming hybrid cloud complexity. Avoid these concerns with simple, efficient, low-cost modern hybrid cloud storage solutions

Simplify hybrid cloud


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

Keep data volume under control


Respondents who indicate large data volumes increase IT complexity.

Enhance existing storage


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

Simplify hybrid cloud, reduce storage costs, embrace and enhance existing storage

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is the heart of on-prem IBM FlashSystem storage and public cloud deployments.

Hybrid cloud storage solutions

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 solutions

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 storage 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.

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.

Explore additional products

IBM FlashSystem 9200

End-to-end NVMe-accelerated, multicloud enabled high-end enterprise all-flash arrays

IBM FlashSystem 7200

End-to-end NVMe-accelerated, multicloud enabled midrange enterprise flash arrays.

IBM FlashSystem 5000

Simplify with faster, smarter, hybrid cloud enabled, more affordable storage solutions when running demanding applications and workloads

IBM FlashSystem 5200

Reach new levels of cost efficiency, performance, density and high availability for any workload

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