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.
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