Software Defined Storage

Software Defined Storage

As the Big Data, social, mobile and cloud continue to redefine the way people create, consume and share information, ironically the computer systems behind the scenes have changed very little over the last half century. The overloaded banks of spinning hard drives and tape drives that store and manage all of this data will ultimately hit a brick wall – slowing, if not stopping outright, access to our personal and business information. Enter Software Defined Storage. Software Defined Storage is a set of software capabilities that automatically manage data locally and globally, providing breakthrough speed in data access, easier administration and the ability to scale technology infrastructures quickly and more cost-effectively as data volumes expand.

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News releases
Date Title
26 Oct 2017 IBM Transforms FlashSystem to Help Drive Down the Cost of Data
23 Aug 2017 IBM Launches New Storage Software to Simplify Data Protection
05 Mar 2017 Cisco and IBM Speed Digital and Cloud Transformation with Expanded VersaStack Offerings
02 Nov 2016 IBM Drives Cloud Storage with New All-Flash and Software Defined Solutions
02 Nov 2016 IBM Named A Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage
26 Jun 2015 IBM Storage Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances
17 Feb 2015 IBM Redefines Storage Economics with New Software
12 May 2014 IBM Unveils Software Defined Storage Technology for Era of Big Data
10 Apr 2014 IBM Helps Israeli Mobile Telco Adopt New Data Architecture for Growth
02 Apr 2014 German Manufacturer Turns to IBM to Energize its Infrastructure
25 Feb 2014 IBM Launches Pay-As-You-Go Model to Quickly Get Clients on Cloud Storage
24 Feb 2014 IBM to Infuse Power Systems into SoftLayer, Bolstering Big Data in the Cloud
29 Jan 2014 Texas A&M System Teams with IBM to Drive Computational Sciences Research through Big Data and Analytics


  • IBM invests over $1 billion in new storage software built for the cloud IBM invests over $1 billion in new storage software built for the cloud

    Date added: 17 Feb 2015

    Jamie Thomas, General Manager of Storage and Software Defined, IBM Systems launched a new storage software portfolio designed to address data storage inefficiencies by changing the economics of storage with a layer of intelligent software. IBM’s new software creates an efficient “data footprint” that dynamically stores every bit of data at the optimal cost, helping maximize performance and ensuring security. With more than $1 billion investment over the next five years, IBM is the first company in the industry to embark on an accelerated roadmap to extract intelligence from its traditional storage hardware products enabling clients to use it in any form – as-a-service, as an appliance, or, as software. (Jared Lazarus/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

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