Why Storage for cloud?

The right cloud storage foundation can help your business gain significant competitive advantage. That’s why CSPs and enterprises rely on robust and agile IBM Storage for cloud solutions to deliver:

  • Simplicity and economics to drive speed and efficiency
  • Reliability and interoperability to deliver continuous operations
  • Predictability and speed to guarantee service levels

Discover the three key secrets to successful hybrid cloud storage solutions, from leading CSPs who are capitalising on this opportunity.

IBM Storage for cloud advantages

Making deployment of cloud storage solutions elegantly simple

Simplify cloud storage

Gain ease of implementation, integration with your existing infrastructure and freedom to grow.

Power your high performance cloud

Accelerate your cloud with high-performance, cost-effective IBM All-Flash Storage.

Overcome cloud complexity

Integrate to innovate. Get on the fast track to simplicity with a converged infrastructure.

Meet data explosion challenges

Deploy storage beyond scale and reduce your costs with IBM Cloud Object Storage.

See how IBM Storage for cloud helps our clients achieve their goals


Reduces data storage costs for a government organisation by 30%. Cuts costs and complexity through 4:1 infrastructure consolidation. Delivers storage to application owners 100 times faster for greater responsiveness.


Runs its global MSP business on VersaStack. Delivers 50% reduction in storage acquisition costs, boosts performance, simplifies administration and increases productivity.

Champion Solutions Group

Relies on IBM Spectrum Storage to create an automated management solution that lowers total cost of ownership without comprimising performance. Is successful in several industries including healthcare, finance and manufacturing.

IBM Spectrum Protect

This trusted backup and recovery software solution raises the bar for hybrid cloud storage data protection. Backup to the cloud or backup in the cloud is simple, secure and cost-effective.

IBM Spectrum Protect storage container pools enable external cloud and object storage without additional hardware or gateways on popular cloud environments such as Amazon Simple Storage Service and IBM SoftLayer.

These container storage pools contain in-line deduplication for efficient use of space and bandwidth, and encryption to ensure that your data is secure. And, you can reduce your backup infrastructure costs by up to 53 percent.

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Software-defined storage

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Flash storage

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Hybrid cloud storage

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High Performance Services

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