Storage virtualization and data management for cloud and software-defined environments

IBM® Virtual Storage Center is a storage virtualization platform and a storage management solution for cloud-based and software-defined storage. It helps organizations transition to new workloads and updated storage infrastructures.

Virtual Storage Center enables organizations to monitor, automate and analyze storage. It provides provisioning, capacity management, storage tier optimization and reporting. It helps standardize processes without replacing existing storage systems. It can also significantly reduce IT costs by making storage more user and application oriented.

IBM Virtual Storage Center provides an end-to-end view of storage – helping you manage your data with more confidence. It features:

A single console for managing all types of data
New workloads such as analytics and Big Data use high performance flash storage and expandable file and object storage systems to improve business results. While storage is getting more complex, IBM storage management solutions are getting easier to use. Supported storage systems include:

Simplified visual administration tools
Advanced visualization reduces the skill level and time required to investigate and resolve storage infrastructure problems. Visualization can also reduce administration errors – improving service levels.

Key capabilities include:

Analytics-driven tiered storage optimization
Storage can adapt automatically to changing workloads – optimizing performance and eliminating most manual tuning efforts. Virtual Storage Center uses proprietary analytics from IBM Research that keeps storage optimized over time.

Near-instant data protection and recovery capabilities
To reduce downtime in high-availability virtual environments, application-aware snapshot backups can be performed frequently throughout the day to reduce the risk of data loss.

Choice of license plans
Choose from three deployment options to better meet your configuration and capacity needs:

IBM Virtual Storage Center

Hardware Requirements

Virtual Storage Center server and client


IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot base system services and Microsoft® Management Console Snap-in


Storage virtualization hardware


Optional components


Case studies

Data sheets


Solution briefs


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