Storage virtualization

Centralized management of storage


Storage virtualization is a critical component of IT virtualization. Benefits of server virtualization — such as improved utilization, flexibility, responsiveness, workload mobility and disaster recovery — can be limited if only part of the infrastructure is virtualized. Storage virtualization is also one of the foundations for effective cloud deployment and software defined infrastructures. IBM offers a variety of storage virtualization solutions to meet the needs of companies of all sizes.

What we offer

Storage virtualization solutions help take the cost and complexity out of your IT infrastructure.

IBM SAN Volume Controller
Delivers the benefits of storage virtualization in environments from large enterprises to small businesses and midmarket companies

IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway
Powerful data deduplication for improved backup and disaster recovery operations

IBM System Storage TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express
Fast, reliable and easy-to-deploy back-up and recovery for mid-sized environments

IBM Storwize family
Delivers advanced storage capabilities that are easy to deploy and help control costs

IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center
Simplify management of the storage infrastructure

IBM System Storage DS8800
Offers faster system performance and higher capacity in the same footprint as prior models

IBM XIV Storage System
Simple and efficient integration with cloud and virtual environments for enterprise storage

IDC analyst report

Storwize V7000 with Real-time Compression™ expands IBM's IT Optimization lead

IBM Real-time Compression and Storwize V7000 and SVC demo

See how to set up IBM Real-time Compression and its benefits

Healthy storage

Gain visibility, control and automation in your storage environment

VEKA AG boosts customer satisfaction with ProtecTIER

Driving up efficiency and service levels with more reliable systems

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IBM Smarter Storage report


This analyst paper talks about the new IBM’s approach on storage – IBM Smarter Storage for Smarter Computing.

Storage virtualization

Learn more about moving from server virtualization to storage virtualization

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