Why IBM Spectrum Storage?

New era hybrid cloud environments and cognitive applications are driving huge growth in data volumes, making data the new natural resource.

However, cost-effectively optimising your storage infrastructure while enabling new opportunities can strain your budget.

IBM Spectrum Storage solves this problem by simplifying your IT – to unlock the potential of your data and reduce your storage costs by as much as 50 percent.

Discover how this family of software-defined storage solutions can increase your business agility and efficiency in ways that weren’t possible until now.

IBM Spectrum Storage advantages

Enhancing storage speed and efficiency while simplifying migration to new workloads

Integration

Simplifies and integrates storage management and data protection across traditional and new applications.

Scalability

Delivers elastic scalability with high performance for analytics, big data, social and mobile.

Hybrid cloud

Unifies silos to deliver data without borders with built-in hybrid cloud support.

Economics

Optimises data economics with intelligent data tiering – from Flash to tape and cloud.

Open

Builds on open architectures and supports industry standards including OpenStack and Hadoop.

The best way to buy IBM Spectrum Storage software

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite gives you unlimited access to all members of the IBM Spectrum Storage software family with licensing on a flat, cost-per-TB basis to make pricing easy to understand and predictable as capacity grows.

Structured specifically to meet changing storage needs, including hybrid cloud, the suite is ideal for organisations just starting out with software-defined storage as well as those with established infrastructures who need to expand their capabilities.


Your comprehensive family of software-defined storage solutions

IBM Spectrum Protect enables reliable, efficient data protection and resiliency for software defined, virtual, physical, and cloud environments. This data protection platform gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery.

With data deduplication, compression, and incremental “forever” backups; IBM Spectrum Protect delivers built-in efficiency that enables you to spend less on data protection and more on innovation. In fact, IBM Spectrum Protect can reduce backup infrastructure costs by up to 38 percent.

IBM Spectrum Protect enables reliable, efficient data protection and resiliency for software defined, virtual, physical, and cloud environments. This data protection platform gives enterprises a single point of control and administration for backup and recovery.

With data deduplication, compression, and incremental “forever” backups; IBM Spectrum Protect delivers built-in efficiency that enables you to spend less on data protection and more on innovation. In fact, IBM Spectrum Protect can reduce backup infrastructure costs by up to 38 percent.

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is hyperconverged enterprise-class software defined block storage for VMware, Docker and mixed workloads – across private, hybrid and public cloud. Born of proven XIV technology, its heritage, consistent performance and scaleout simplicity offer a unique comfort level to SDS projects. It is also the software stack for IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, offering extreme flexibility to cloud deployments and superb savings including through unified management and license portability.

With IBM Spectrum Accelerate, you can deploy an enterprise storage platform in 30 minutes or less, on- or off-premises, using your choice of x86 servers.

IBM Spectrum Accelerate is hyperconverged enterprise-class software defined block storage for VMware, Docker and mixed workloads – across private, hybrid and public cloud. Born of proven XIV technology, its heritage, consistent performance and scaleout simplicity offer a unique comfort level to SDS projects. It is also the software stack for IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System Gen3, offering extreme flexibility to cloud deployments and superb savings including through unified management and license portability.

With IBM Spectrum Accelerate, you can deploy an enterprise storage platform in 30 minutes or less using your choice of x86 server. Traditional storage offerings could take weeks or months to acquire and deploy.

IBM Spectrum Scale is software-defined-storage to make management at scale easier, efficient, and intelligent. Global shared access to data with unified file, object and HDFS support enables unprecedented savings and agility for clusters, clouds and analytics.

This proven solution can manage up to one billion petabytes of unstructured data. It redefines the economics of data storage using policy-driven automation: as time passes and organisational needs change, data can be moved back and forth between flash, disk and tape storage tiers without manual intervention.

IBM Spectrum Scale is software-defined-storage to make management at scale easier, efficient, and intelligent. Global shared access to data with unified file, object and HDFS support enables unprecedented savings and agility for clusters, clouds and analytics.

This proven solution can manage up to one billion petabytes of unstructured data. It redefines the economics of data storage using policy-driven automation: as time passes and organisational needs change, data can be moved back and forth between flash, disk and tape storage tiers without manual intervention.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is at the heart of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize family, IBM FlashSystem V9000, and VersaStack. It enables these systems to deliver better data value, security, and simplicity through industry-leading virtualisation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is also available for x86 servers, which provides new opportunities to enhance hybrid cloud deployments and hosted private clouds.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is at the heart of IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize family, IBM FlashSystem V9000, and VersaStack. It enables these systems to deliver better data value, security, and simplicity through industry-leading virtualisation.

IBM Spectrum Virtualize software is also available for x86 servers, which provides new opportunities to enhance hybrid cloud deployments and hosted private clouds.

IBM Spectrum Control (US) provides efficient infrastructure management for virtual, physical, file, object and software-defined storage. This solution simplifies and automates storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring and reporting.

IBM Spectrum Control (US) is designed to help you easily transition to new workloads and updated storage infrastructures—using predictive analytics that can help reduce storage costs by up to 50 percent.

IBM Spectrum Control (US) provides efficient infrastructure management for virtual, physical, file, object and software-defined storage. This solution simplifies and automates storage provisioning, capacity management, availability monitoring and reporting.

IBM Spectrum Control (US) is designed to help you easily transition to new workloads and updated storage infrastructures—using predictive analytics that can help reduce storage costs by up to 50 percent.

IBM Spectrum Archive enables you to automatically move infrequently accessed data from disk to tape – to lower costs while retaining ease of use and without the need for proprietary tape applications.

IBM Spectrum Archive enables users and applications to access data anywhere, any place, anytime, in any format. With scalable, low-cost storage, IBM Spectrum Archive can help you keep pace with the increasing storage demands driven by modern workloads.

IBM Spectrum Archive enables you to automatically move infrequently accessed data from disk to tape – to lower costs while retaining ease of use and without the need for proprietary tape applications.

IBM Spectrum Archive enables users and applications to access data anywhere, any place, anytime, in any format. With scalable, low-cost storage, IBM Spectrum Archive can help you keep pace with the increasing storage demands driven by modern workloads.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management is a powerful solution for next-generation data protection and DevOps snapshot management.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management features template-based management and orchestration that works with existing infrastructure, including IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, to catalog and automate snapshot, copy creation and management. This enables IT to mount and instantly access copies that are already in the production storage environment.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management deploys as a virtual machine in about 15 minutes, and can coordinate sending data to Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management is a powerful solution for next-generation data protection and DevOps snapshot management.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management features template-based management and orchestration that works with existing infrastructure, including IBM Spectrum Protect Snapshot, to catalog and automate snapshot, copy creation and management. This enables IT to mount and instantly access copies that are already in the production storage environment.

IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management deploys as a virtual machine in about 15 minutes, and can coordinate sending data to Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3.