According to the analyst firm, Evaluator Group, flash and hybrid Cloud technologies are dramatically changing the way companies deploy storage and design applications. As new applications are created - often for mobile or distributed access - the ability to store data in the right place, on the right media, and with the right access capability will become even more important.
Companies are adding Cloud to lower costs, flash to increase performance, and software-defined storage to add flexibility. IBM is integrating these capabilities together with security and data management for faster return on investment. IBM uniquely offers choice of on premise storage or software defined solution, or as a Cloud service.
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite addresses the often rigid economics of data management through the opportunity to test new hybrid Cloud and cognitive applications at no additional charge and by reducing software costs up to 40 percent when compared with a non-integrated solution.
"Data feeds the engine for cognitive applications that deliver client value and competitive advantage. Helping clients evolve from having data obligations to using its data to better serve its business is at the heart of today's wide-reaching announcement", stated Ed Walsh, general manager, IBM Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure. "Hybrid Cloud enablement, as a standard feature for new and existing users of Spectrum Virtualize gives our clients more control to store their data where it can have the most impact to its business."
IBM is announcing comprehensive new solutions for clients and partners to take advantage of hybrid Cloud and flash environments. New today is:
The world's largest companies and government organisations rely on Unisys to solve its IT and business challenges. Through the 'Cloud and Enterprise Compute Services' that Unisys offers to U.S. federal government clients, the company is addressing a need of data agility and lower operational costs. For Unisys, proving this functionality must come with assurances that client data will be available where and when and within a transparent price the client controls.
"We differentiate our enterprise Cloud service by providing demanding performance and uptime Service Level Agreements. IBM's flash, software, and hybrid Cloud solutions help us meet these requirements through achieving the right balance of our client's performance and cost needs", stated Steve O'Brien, Chief Architect, Enterprise Storage Services, Unisys Federal. "In systems running IBM Spectrum Virtualize software, we are able to deliver a workable conduit to hybrid Cloud for enterprise block storage."
Backed by IBM storage solutions today Unisys has built its own block storage Cloud for federal government clients. With this solution, Unisys delivers distinct and reliable gold, silver and bronze tiers of performance in a multi-tenant, software-defined storage Cloud.
New hybrid, Cloud enabled storage solutions based on IBM Spectrum Virtualize software will be available worldwide in early December from IBM and through IBM Business Partners.