Expect more from
your storage

Triple your performance in a flash with XIV Gen3 and SSD

Expect more from your enterprise storage

Proven disk storage, designed for ease of use -- now with even better performance

  • IBM XIV Gen3

Expect more from your data protection and retention solutions

Tape solutions designed to increase data protection and reduce cost

Contact IBM

Meet the experts

  • Tony Pearson
    Consults on the entire IBM Storage portfolio as well as Tivoli storage software.

  • Barry Whyte
    Consults on IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM SAN Volume Controller and all aspects of storage performance.

  • Anthony Vanderwerdt
    Consults on the IBM Storage portfolio with specialization in Enterprise Disk, SAN and Virtualization.

  • Richard Swain
    Consults on NAS products, including SONAS and the N series Storage platform.

  • Elisabeth Stahl
    Consults on systems performance and benchmarking.

  • Jim Kelly
    Consults on all of the IBM System Storage products as well as Tivoli Storage products.

  • Tony Pearson
    Consults on the entire IBM Storage portfolio as well as Tivoli storage software.

  • Barry Whyte
    Consults on IBM Storwize V7000 Unified, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM SAN Volume Controller and all aspects of storage performance.

  • Anthony Vanderwerdt
    Consults on the IBM Storage portfolio with specialization in Enterprise Disk, SAN and Virtualization.

  • Richard Swain
    Consults on NAS products, including SONAS and the N series Storage platform.

  • Elisabeth Stahl
    Consults on systems performance and benchmarking.

  • Jim Kelly
    Consults on all of the IBM System Storage products as well as Tivoli Storage products.

Barry Whyte

SVC Performance Architect

Barry Whyte is a 'Master Inventor' working in the IBM Systems & Technology Group based in IBM Hursley, UK. Barry primarly works on the IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 virtual disk systems. Barry graduated from The University of Glasgow in 1996 with a B.Sc (Hons) in Computing Science. In his 14 years at IBM he has worked on the successful Serial Storage Architecture (SSA) and the IBM DS8000 range. Barry joined the SVC development team soon after its inception and has held many positions before taking on his current role as performance architect. *


Barry's blog - Storage Virtualization

An exchange and discussion of storage and in particular storage virtualization


Barry also recommends


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Del Hoobler

Senior Software Engineer

Del has worked for IBM for over 20 years in software design, development and services. For the past 14 years, he has worked on designing and developing software products for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) suite of products. Most recently, Del was the technical development lead for the TSM Windows snapshot (VSS) support for Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server. Del enjoys working with people and helping solve their complicated IT problems. He lives in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and enjoys spending time with his family.

Del's blog - Tivoli Storage Blog


Other ways to connect with Del


Anthony Vandewerdt

Storage Solution Specialist

Anthony Vandewerdt is an IBM Storage Specialist based in Melbourne, Australia. Anthony's expertise spans the entire IBM Storage portfolio, with specialization in creating solutions that use Enterprise Disk, SAN and Storage Virtualization. Anthony joined IBM in 1989 and started his career working in post-sales technical delivery and support. In 1999 Anthony started working with the IBM Enterprise Storage Server (commonly known as the IBM Shark) and has since had roles working with nearly all of IBM's System Storage products. Anthony currently works as a pre-sales Field Technical Support Specialist.


Anthony's blog - Aussie Storage Blog

Anthony Vandewerdt works for IBM Australia as a Storage Solutions Specialist. His goal is to share his knowledge and experience of using IBM Storage solutions and learn more along the way. You can also find him on the IBM developerWorks System Storage forum.


Other ways to connect with Anthony


Elisabeth Stahl

Chief Technical Strategist, Performance Marketing

Elisabeth Stahl is Chief Technical Strategist, Performance Marketing for the IBM Systems and Technology Group and has been working in systems performance for over 25 years.


Elisabeth's blog - benchmarkingblog

This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to systems performance and benchmarking. You can also find her on the IBM developerWorks blog - Benchmarking and systems performance


Other ways to connect with Elisabeth


Elisabeth also recommends


* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Richard Swain

East US Region Technical Sales Specialist - NAS

Richard Swain is an IT Specialist working in the Sales and Distribution group based in Research Triangle Park, of North Carolina, US. Richard's focus is solely on IBM Network-Attached Storage (NAS) products, including Scale out NAS (SoNAS) and the N series Storage platform within the IBM OEM partnership with Netapp. Richard graduated from North Carolina State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In his 13 years in IT, Richard has moved through the ranks as a Network Specialist, Exchange Administrator, Storage and Systems Engineer, and Sales Engineer. During the last 5 years, Richard has been focused on the N series Storage platform, initially as a Product Field Engineer in Research Triangle Park and now as the IT Specialist for the US East region with focus on the South East US. *


Richard's Blog: The Storage Tank

Here is where you will find all things concerning IBM's SONAS and N series. While I do work for IBM all post and comments are no way intended to speak or represent IBM.


Other ways to connect with Richard


Richard also recommends


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Tony Pearson

Senior IT Storage Consultant

Tony Pearson presents briefings on storage topics covering the entire System Storage product line as well as various Tivoli storage software products.
He also leads client workshops to help with strategic planning for IBM's integrated set of storage management software, hardware, and virtualization products. He is author of the book "Inside System Storage: Volume I".*


Tony's blog - Inside System Storage

This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services. It was rated one of the top 10 blogs of 2006 for the IT storage industry by "Networking World" magazine. It has been published in book form as "Inside System Storage: Volume I", and is available to order in Hardcover or Paperback versions.


Tony also recommends


*Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

Jim Kelly

Storage Architect

Jim Kelly is a SNIA Certified Professional and a storage architect for IBM Systems & Technology Group. He co-authored two IBM Redbooks and is an experienced solution designer for all of the IBM System Storage and Tivoli Storage products including SONAS, XIV, ProtecTIER, SAN Volume Controller, N Series, DS8000, Storwize V7000, DCS9900, Brocade, Cisco, TS3500 Tape Libraries, TSM, HSM, TPC etc.


Jim's blog - The Storage Buddhist (link resides outside of ibm.com)

This blog was started partly in reaction to the hit and run nature of the web and twitter. Naturally most of my blog posts reflect a generally positive experience of IBM technology, but I try to avoid denigrating other vendors. It pays to remember that we're all only here temporarily. I write on whatever topic moves me at the time.


Other ways to connect with Jim


Jim also recommends