Why consider software-defined storage (SDS)?

Traditional data storage cannot overcome today’s challenges of scale, integration and flexibility.

To address these challenges, software-defined storage separates the software that provides the intelligence for storage from the traditional hardware platform.

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Why are 60% of firms already committed to an SDS approach?

Increased flexibility

You can use a mix of heterogeneous hardware to meet changing demands.

Automated management

Policy-driven control helps put data in the right place at the right time at the right cost, automatically.

Cost efficiency

Using standards-based hardware, you can lower both acquisition costs and total cost of ownership.

Unlimited scalability

You can scale out your storage infrastructure and still manage it as a single enterprise-class system.

Enhanced agility

You can rapidly update your storage infrastructure to keep pace with business demands.

Minimal vendor lock-in

Heterogeneous hardware and open APIs mitigate vendor lock-in and enable the automation of infrastructure provisioning.

Why choose IBM software-defined storage?

Get a comprehensive family of SDS offerings

The IBM Spectrum Storage family offers scale-out block and file storage, storage virtualisation, data protection, archiving, and storage management and automation.

Unlike some SDS solutions, IBM Spectrum Storage is based on proven technologies — integrated with a common interface — to help you simplify your storage infrastructure, cut costs and start gaining more business value from your data.

Partner with an SDS market leader

According to IDC data, IBM enjoys a top share positon in the software-defined storage-controller software market.

IBM is unique because we provide a comprehensive portfolio of SDS offerings, all under a common management framework and procurement model.

Revolutionize your data economics with IBM Spectrum Storage

Evolve your existing infrastructure

You can deploy IBM Spectrum Storage solutions over time — and in any order — to meet your unique needs. No “rip and replace” is required.

All of the IBM Spectrum Storage offerings support a wide range of heterogeneous storage platforms and architectures, including IBM and third party platforms.

A better way to buy storage software

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite gives you unlimited access to all members of the IBM Spectrum Storage family with licensing on a flat, cost-per-TB basis. You can save up to 40 percent compared with licensing all capabilities separately.

This flexible, cost-effective solution makes pricing easy to understand and predictable as your capacity grows.

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