Growing data storage demands coupled with shrinking or nearly flat IT budgets place extraordinary pressure on IT managers. Many organizations see cloud as a way to deliver storage services more effectively while saving both time and cost, since cloud environments can support new ways to make storage solutions more efficient and agile.
IBM offers IBM SmartCloud Storage Access, an easy-to-deploy, simple-to-use software solution that features a self-service portal for storage provisioning, monitoring and reporting. It is designed to provide users with a self-service file-serving facility over the Internet. With a few clicks, users can create an account, provision storage and start uploading files.