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 organisation, 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

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Smarter Storage for enterprise systems: DS8870

Discover the benefits of the newest IBM enterprise-class storage

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 Virtualisation 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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IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.


The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.

Twice the data in the same space?

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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 virtualisation solutions

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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 Virtualisation 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 (US)
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 Centre (US)
Introduces Storage Analytics Engine analytics to enable automated ‘right tiering’ across the data centre

Tivoli Storage Manager (US)
Integrates secure access control with external LDAP authentication

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

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