IBM Smarter Storage

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New storage solutions for businesses of all sizes

It’s time for a smarter approach to storage

Our increasingly interconnected world is changing the way you store and use information. IBM® Smarter Storage enables your organization, no matter how big or small, to take control of your storage, so you can focus on gaining more valuable insights from data and delivering more value to the business.


Storage for enterprise systems

Clients share their experiences with IBM Smarter Storage


New IBM System Storage DS8870

Smarter Storage for enterprise systems

Smarter Storage® enables fast information delivery, enhanced data security, and built-in efficiency for enterprise systems

  • IBM System Storage DS8870 delivers up to three times more performance than DS8800 with more data security and up to 20 percent more energy efficiency
  • IBM Virtualization Engine™ TS7700 increases data security, stores up to 40 percent more data, and reduces complexity with a new GUI
  • IBM XIV® multi-system management allows the entire XIV environment to be managed as a single storage pool

Smarter Storage, designed for efficiency, increases storage capacity and reduces costs

Smarter Storage enables robust and agile cloud implementations

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Success stories

IHK-GfI boosts performance and delivers multimillion savings with DS8000

Canucks Sports & Entertainment wins with IBM Storwize V7000

Axtel achieves significant storage efficiency benefits with XIV and SAP

Healthcare gets better: Customers discuss how Siemens and IBM offer value with XIV

EllisDon builds clouds with IBM XIV

Ricoh manages data growth with IBM storage virtualization solutions

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IBM Flash

IBM Smarter Storage includes the IBM FlashSystem to help data move faster and allow organizations to scale further.

What’s new: Faster information delivery, enhanced data security and increased efficiency

IBM System Storage DS8870
Delivers up to three times more performance than DS8800, increases data security with standard self-encrypting drives, and increases energy efficiency up to 20 percent compared to previous model

IBM XIV Storage System Gen3
Multi-system management reduces operational complexity by allowing the entire XIV environment to be managed as a single storage pool

IBM Storwize V7000 Unified
Stores up to five times more unstructured data in the same amount of space with integrated Real-time Compression

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700
Adds encryption for secure site-to-site replication, advanced GUI and support for up to four million logical volumes

IBM 6th generation LTO tape drives and upgrades for the TS3500 Tape Library
Stores twice the data in the same amount of space, speeds backups by up to 40 percent, and increases energy efficiency by up to 30 percent

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Introduces Storage Analytics Engine analytics to enable automated ‘right tiering’ across the data center

Tivoli Storage Manager
Integrates secure access control with external LDAP authentication

Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager
Extends application-aware snapshot management capabilities to IBM N series and NetApp filers

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments
Increases data protection in VMware environments