File Storage

Wide-ranging features for file storage.

Link up your bare metal and virtual servers with our flexible, fast and durable NFS-based file storage system. You can enjoy total control over your file shares in this dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) environment.

Within your chosen file capacity, create file shares ranging from 20GB to 12TB and opt for enhancing your file shares by our flexibility of Endurance option or for our Performance option’s raw power.


Fashion your own file storage solution and scale it based on the parameters of performance or size.


Our supercharged storage infrastructure provides the best of long-lasting data.

No extra charges

Your costs are reflected in every bill, without any hidden charges.

File storage. Datacenter style.

Get the storage you need, where you need it.

Durable: Our file storage protects the integrity of the data and maintains availability through maintenance events and unplanned failures.

Allocated IOPS: Shares are provisioned with customizable allocated levels of IOPS to meet your workload’s unique storage needs.

Highly Available Connectivity: File storage shares are exposed to authorized devices over routed TCP/IP connections for resiliency.

Snapshots & Replications (Endurance only): Efficient, point-in-time snapshots that are captured non-disruptively and engineered to minimize space. Snapshots can be replicated to select IBM Cloud data centers.

Global Footprint: File shares can be provisioned alongside your cloud servers in our data center locations around the world.

File Storage

Storage 101

Is file storage right for you?

File storage is an NFS-based storage solution provisioned in formatted file shares on a networked storage device and deployed in NAS environment. File-level storage is easy to use and is readily compatible with most popular operating systems. As the name suggests, file-level storage is designed to support the storing and retrieving of massive amounts of files.

Our block storage service has been engineered to run on specialized, high-performance storage devices that seamlessly fuse solid-state drives—ideal for computing operations that need higher input/output operations per second (IOPS)—with enterprise-grade spinning disks—allowing near-limitless scalability while minimizing costs. Your block storage is hosted in the same data center as your virtual and bare metal servers and volumes can be replicated to other IBM Cloud data centers over our private network.

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