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Data Storage Solutions

The world is awash in oceans of data. Structured or unstructured, generated internally or created by others, stored in the data center or the cloud, data sits at the core of cognitive business. Leveraging vast quantities of data to uncover patterns and pursue breakthrough ideas, a cognitive business enables lightning-fast decisions by quickly converting data into insights.

IBM Storage solutions provide the speed and performance of ready data access with the agility and efficiency of hybrid cloud and software-defined storage. By connecting data across any architecture, storage from IBM delivers deeper insights faster — giving you the edge to outthink and outperform your competition and win in the cognitive era.

Data Storage Solutions

Stay Compliant and
Secure your data

The new GDPR will impact the way you do business, but IBM Flash storage helps you get prepared.

Storage Solutions

IBM Storage Solutions combine the speed and performance of ready data access with the agility and efficiency of hybrid cloud and software-defined storage.

Data Availability

Enable your teams to manage backup, recovery, copies and service levels rapidly to support your business.

Software-defined Storage

Be ready for growth and change when you adopt a flexible infrastructure from the leader in Software-defined Storage

Big data storage

Simplify the storage of unstructured data, deploy new applications and control costs with IBM Spectrum Storage.

Cloud storage

Build scalable, flexible clouds simply and securely.

Hybrid cloud storage

View our comprehensive storage portfolio of simple cloud-ready on-premises, SDS and Storage-as-a-Service offerings.

Object storage

With object storage, data is accessed using a unique identifier and a flat data structure that enables massively scalable storage.

Backup and recovery

IBM backup and disaster recovery solutions can help you manage more data with less infrastructure and simplified administration.

Business continuity

Learn how IBM business and continuity solutions can help you avoid costly downtime due to unplanned outages.

Data encryption

Learn how IBM Storage for data encryption and security can protect your data against theft or accidental loss.

Storage virtualization

Learn how IBM solid state storage can improve performance and reduce your costs.

ISV Storage Solutions

Discover IBM solutions from independent software vendors, partners and solution providers.

Ready for Partner program

Validated storage and software-defined solutions for IBM clients, developed with the IBM Solution Partner Ecosystem.

What's new

Next Generation IBM LTO Ultrium Tape Drive

Reduce your storage costs and simplify data management with the new IBM TS2280 Tape Drive. It uses the next-generation LTO Ultrium 8 technology to store up to 30 TB of compressed data per cartridge.

2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant Leadership in both Solid-State Arrays and Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

IBM has been recognized as a leader in two industry segments. Download the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Solid-State Arrays or for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

Maximize the power of your mainframe environment

IBM DS8880F is designed to deliver an optimized integration with the new z14 mainframe to deliver superior performance, hybrid cloud connection and secure data transactions.

Get to know the experts

Forward Thinker

Woody Hutsell


Manager, FlashSystem Portfolio Strategy & Enablement


Woody Hutsell brings more than 20 years of IT experience to IBM. He joined the company from Fusion-io, where he worked as the Senior Director of Product Management responsible for software appliances. Mr. Hutsell spent 10 years at Texas Memory Systems, where he ultimately held the positions of President and Board Member. He also worked for eight years at Deloitte Consulting occupying various IT consulting roles. Mr. Hutsell holds an MBA from the University of Texas in Information Technology.

Forward Thinker

Richard Swain


Mid-Atlantic Storage Team Lead Engineer


Richard works on promoting NAS technology at IBM. From working with customers to speaking engagements, Richard is always helping match technology with future needs. He has worked for 14 in the IT business and has touched every part of the business from networking, databases, application development, and management. Currently he is working on promoting the SONAS product and working in the Research Triangle Park area as a storage systems engineer.

Forward Thinker

Elisabeth Stahl

Elisabeth Stahl

Chief Technical Strategist; Executive IT Specialist


ELISABETH STAHL is Chief Technical Strategist for the IBM Systems and Technology Group and has been working in IT performance for over 25 years.