Transform IT for insight and efficiency

IBM Smarter Storage

for Smarter Computing

Introducing a new approach to the design and deployment of storage

We live on a Smarter Planet where systems are highly instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. Data is coming from new places, in greater volumes and at faster rates. Companies able to harness data unlock patterns faster, serve customers better and outpace competitors. IT teams are stressed to the limit, using old processes and technologies to manage growing workloads and new solutions like cloud and analytics. Something has to change.

IBM® Smarter Storage, a more efficient, automated and intelligent approach to storage, is Efficient by design, Self-optimising, and Cloud agile.

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Efficient by design

With Smarter Storage, essential storage technologies are built in and tightly integrated. Efficiency is effortless – requiring no manual intervention. Management is intuitive and easy – improving the efficiency of your most important asset, your people.

Benefits: Reduce space requirements for active data by up to 80 percent. Save up to 47 percent of administrator time and reduce complexity by up to 30 percent.

Smarter Storage is efficient by design

When storage is “efficient by design,” efficiency features are designed in from the beginning. Advanced features are pre-installed, ready to deploy, and operate consistently.


Smarter Storage analyses data access patterns, adapts and improves performance. Sophisticated internal analytics automatically place data on the appropriate storage tier.

Smarter Storage is self-optimising

“Self-optimising” storage is able to analyse data access patterns and automatically adapt to balance performance and cost.

Cloud agile

Smarter Storage fully participates in highly virtualised cloud environments. Both IBM and non-IBM storage are managed as one virtual storage pool. Existing storage systems inherit IBM's latest, most advanced capabilities. Data is automatically synchronized between facilities. Files flow to users wherever they are.

Benefits: Reduce disk space needs by up to 50 percent, speed storage deployment up to 26 percent, and improve application availability by up to 29 percent.

Smarter Storage is cloud agile

When storage is cloud agile, it enables rapid deployment of cloud environments and adapts to constantly changing requirements. Virtualisation is the first step to cloud.

Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analysing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organisations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organisations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualisation, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimised results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimised for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

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Forward Thinkers


This new approach supports strategic IT initiatives

Whether your aim is to unlock insights, transform your organization, or distance yourself from competitors, you’ll be more successful when your storage helps your organization adapt to change.

Workload optimisation


Big data

Smarter Storage is made for workload optimisation, cloud and big data

Workload optimisation

Smarter Storage helps maintain performance as the amount of data grows – while reducing complexity.


Smarter Storage enables rapid cloud deployments.

Big data

Smarter Storage helps you get insights from your data faster by delivering high performance.