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IBM GTS Storage as a Service – Product Brief

Last updated December 21st, 2020 for end of year updates. Concise and unbiased 5-page overview of the features and functionality of IBM Cloud Private STaaS. Product Brief includes EvaluScale Reviewing Methodology. Download the product brief now!

IBM Cloud Private Storage (CPS) is available from IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) group. It offers a dedicated, single-tenant storage environment with management and support services layered on top. It can be deployed as an on premises-only service or expanded to IBM public cloud storage resources to yield a dedicated hybrid cloud storage environment. In addition, it can be tailored to a customer’s data environment via the use of multiple data tiers for block and file storage.

From an acquisition standpoint, CPS is consumption-based and billed monthly based on capacity and performance metrics. After installation, CPS becomes a fully IBM-managed, pay per use storage utility that conforms to an OPEX model. Monthly storage expenses can be predictable given the reporting mechanisms included with the service. As storage needs grow customers can scale up to use more storage with a known storage expense.

Targeted use cases include:

  • New business initiatives where time to value is critical
  • Critical business applications (SAP, Oracle RAC, etc.) requiring high performance/high availability
  • Server/data center consolidation and virtualization
  • Time-sensitive application workload expansion
  • Growth of file shares
  • Compliance and regulated environments including GDPR
  • Meet the need for OPEX-oriented acquisition alternatives

This document contains:

  • Overview
  • Storage Services
  • Pricing Considerations and Terms & Conditions
  • EvaluScale Table
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion

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