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IBM Storage as a Service Offering Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 31 August 2023

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ISBN-10: 0738461318
ISBN-13: 9780738461311
IBM Form #: REDP-5644-01

Authors: Hartmut Lonzer and Vasfi Gucer

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    IBM® Storage as a Service (STaaS) extends your hybrid cloud experience with a new flexible consumption model enabled for both your on-premises and hybrid cloud infrastructure needs, giving you the agility, cash flow efficiency, and services of cloud storage with the flexibility to dynamically scale up or down and only pay for what you use beyond the minimal capacity.

    This IBM Redpaper provides a detailed introduction to the IBM STaaS service. The paper is targeted for data center managers and storage administrators.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction to IBM Block Storage as a Service for IBM Storage FlashSystem and for IBM Storage DS8900F

    STaaS drivers and customer expectations

    Three performance tier levels

    Life cycle of the solution



    Hybrid cloud use cases

    Storage pay-per-use market overview

    Data security and high availability considerations

    Supporting the solution


    IBM FlashSystem storage solutions

    IBM DS8900F storage solutions

    Ordering Information


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