Growing data storage demands coupled with shrinking or nearly flat IT budgets place extraordinary pressure on IT managers. Many organisations 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® introduces the IBM SmartCloud Storage family, which helps customers become cloud agile by improving agility, security and functionality for storage – in the cloud. As part of this family, IBM now 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. Administrators can easily monitor and report storage usage and can create different classes of storage for different users or departments within an organisation.
|Self-service provisioning for end users and administrators|
|Monitoring and reporting capability|
|Approval process support|
|Third-party authentication server integration|