IBM Cloud Object Storage

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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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What is IBM Cloud Object Storage?

IBM Cloud Object Storage is an IBM Cloud product in the endpoint backup and IaaS categories. It is commonly used for data archiving and backup, for web and mobile applications, and as scalable, persistent storage for analytics.
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How IBM Cloud Object Storage Differs From Its Competitors

IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

IBM Cloud Object Storage's integration with IBM Aspera allows for high-speed data transfer to and from the storage service over a wide area network (WAN) infrastructure. This can be an effective way to transfer large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. IBM Aspera uses a proprietary transfer …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Flexible Storage Tiers

The flexibility of IBM Cloud Object Storage's storage class tiers can be beneficial for organizations in terms of managing costs based on their data access needs. The different storage classes (Active, Cool, Cold and dynamic) are designed to provide different levels of data access and durability …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

IBM object cloud storage is best for third-party integrations. I faced no problems with data integration and transfer. As expected, IBM cloud storage makes things easier for users. IBM object cloud storage is excellent when you use it on WAN. You should use IBM cloud integration for data storage …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Built-in SQL Query

Excellent service reliability and remarkable cloud efficiency. Having this feature has allowed for the versatile management of many large data inputs across different systems, as well as a safe space in which the user may store and retrieve whatever data they need, whenever they need it. Their …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

In terms of commercial output, IBM Cloud Object Storage's speed, especially when delivering huge amounts of data, is both great and cost-effective. IBM Cloud's built-in features make it simple to work with any kind of data, in any format, and the security measures used to guard user data on the …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Flexible Storage Tiers

IBM Cloud Object Storage's safe pathways for transferring data to other users and its speed in doing so are two of the software's many strengths, along with its superior time and cost management capabilities. IBM Cloud Object Storage provides real-time data analytics swiftly and generates reports …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

It's very fast, and whenever the turnaround time for file transfer is shorter, it results in quicker uploads and downloads, results in a happy customer experience for us. Along with that data, atomicity is the biggest advantage in addition to its integrity.
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Built-in SQL Query

Very reliable services and the efficiency of its cloud capabilities is amazing. The capability has easily enabled flexible handling of multiple big data that are imported across different systems and secure the environment where the user can store and access any required data easily and very …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

The performance speed especially when transporting a large amount of data through IBM Cloud Object Storage is excellent and cost-effective on the business production. The functionalities allow easy handling of any data type and format without any problem and protection against cloud data threats …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Flexible Storage Tiers

IBM Cloud Object Storage allows quick access to any information through its secure channels and faster transfer of any data to various users and the ability to manage time and cost using the software is very excellent. The accuracy of the reports that are generated through IBM Cloud Object Storage …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Built-in SQL Query

It is highly advantageous to perform various kinds of data analysis tasks. It allows [us] to access a variety of information and also enables us to combine data from various data sources. It provides an extremely secure and flexible storage solution [that] prevents the issues associated with local …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

The ability to move data to IBM Cloud Object Storage with the natively integrated IBM Aspera is quite good and extremely helpful. As previously mentioned, it is very cost-effective, flexible, and scalable cloud storage for unstructured data. It has improved overall productivity and helped …
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Lite Plan

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Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

Standard Plan

There is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use

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For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

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Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

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Product Details

What is IBM Cloud Object Storage?

IBM Cloud Object Storage makes it possible to store practically limitless amounts of data, simply. It is commonly used as storage for web sites and mobile applications, data archiving and backup, enterprise file services, and analytics. Flexible storage class tiers with a policy-based archive lets users manage costs while meeting data access needs. The integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option makes it easier to transfer data to and from Cloud Object Storage, and query-in-place functionality supports running analytics directly on users' data.

Features

Storage classes. Manage costs while meeting data access needs. Storage class tiers are available for active (Standard), cool (Vault), cold (Cold Vault) and dynamic (Flex) data

Archive. Apply an age-based archive policy to move objects from any storage class to long term, lower-cost storage

Resiliency options. Meet availability and resiliency needs. Options include Cross Region, Regional or Single Data Center

Integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer. Quickly transfer data to and from IBM Cloud Object Storage with no cost for data ingress

Query-in-place. Run analytics directly on data at rest using IBM SQL Query

Data durability. Designed for 99.999999999-percent data durability

Encryption. Leverage server-side encryption. Optionally manage encryption keys or use IBM Key Protect

Identity and Access Management. Manage access control using role-based policies

IBM Cloud Object Storage Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Features

  • Supported: Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
  • Supported: Dynamic scaling
  • Supported: Elastic load balancing
  • Supported: Monitoring tools
  • Supported: Security controls

IBM Cloud Object Storage Screenshots

Screenshot of Setting upScreenshot of Creating Storage BucketsScreenshot of Access ManagementScreenshot of Create, Add and Manage Storage BucketsScreenshot of Upload DataScreenshot of Usage Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage Video

Object storage enables you to store large amounts of data in a highly scalable manner. Whether you have a server, web application, or a back-up requirement, you can easily store your data with object storage using REST APIs.

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IBM Cloud Object Storage Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

Frequently Asked Questions

IBM Cloud Object Storage is an IBM Cloud product in the endpoint backup and IaaS categories. It is commonly used for data archiving and backup, for web and mobile applications, and as scalable, persistent storage for analytics.

Google Cloud Storage and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) are common alternatives for IBM Cloud Object Storage.

Reviewers rate Security controls highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of IBM Cloud Object Storage are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am using IBM Cloud Object Storage in my organization for data archiving and backup. The product has been great for addressing our business problem of managing large amounts of data in a cost-effective and secure manner. The scalability of the service has been particularly impressive, as we have been able to easily adjust our storage needs as our business has grown. The user interface is easy to navigate and the integration with other IBM Cloud services has been seamless. We have also been impressed with the level of customer support provided by IBM. One of the key features we use is the data archiving feature, which has been a huge benefit for us as we needed to store large amounts of data that we don't need to access frequently, but still need to keep it available in case of an audit or legal request. The scope of our use case has been primarily for data archiving and backup, but I can see how it could be used for other purposes such as large-scale data analytics. Overall, we are very satisfied with IBM Cloud Object Storage and would highly recommend it to other organizations.
  • Data Archiving
  • Cloud Content Distribution
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Large-scale Data Analytics
  • Limited File Management Features
  • Limited Third-Party Integrations
  • Limited data deduplication
Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited: Data archiving: IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for storing large amounts of data that is infrequently accessed, but still needs to be kept available for compliance or regulatory requirements. Backup and Disaster Recovery: The service can be used as a target storage for backup and disaster recovery solutions, providing a secure and scalable location to store and recover data. Large-scale Data Analytics: The service can be used to store and process large amounts of data for analytics and data science use cases. The data can be easily accessed and analyzed using IBM Watson Studio or other analytics tools.
Did not used that feature.
Adriel Gimenez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The IBM Cloud Object Storage allows me to scale the services I provide into the cloud. The cloud has allowed me to secure my data by managing certain permissions to ensure that my data is managed in a need-to-know zero-trust environment, but it also allows me to conveniently share my data and services with those I want to send them to.
  • IBM's cloud dedicated hosting is particularly important for total isolation.
  • The VPN allows me to have maximum flexibility.
  • It improves the performance of my websites.
  • It is very cost effective and we pay only for what we need or more.
  • The IBM cloud object storage is very network based that it cannot achieve performance like hardware.
  • Extra space do cost more when you do become ready for that expansion.
  • Pulling big project data across cloud platforms slows performance.
IBM's cloud object storage is very well-suited to be a database for big projects in big organizations. Important documents, files, images, or anything the organization needs to move to either make space or organize. The IBM cloud object storage is also well suited for this use, for it is very secure. The organization can rest assured that its data and files are safe within the IBM Cloud object storage.
The Cloud SQL query based on Apache Spark helps me to quickly analyze all of my data that resides in the IBM Cloud object storage. With the IBM Cloud Object Storage, access is very simple; we can access the information from any of our offices in the country, in addition to Search capabilities that allow us to access information more efficiently.
Asad Ali | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Object Storage provides great space for AI/Machine Learning projects. It is smooth and user-friendly. I used IBM cloud storage for my Coursera professional data science courses. I will like to keep on using it for my future professional projects. I encountered no problem in using IBM Cloud Storage.
  • Third-party integration.
  • Great IDE.
  • Provides different services.
  • Supports different programming languages.
  • Make instructions easy.
  • Provide a virtual tour.
I like it for my third-party integration. I connected my projects to my GitHub account. IBM Cloud Storage IDE is really amazing. I loved the free lite plan. You can manage your own storage in the IBM Cloud Storage. You can create new assets and upload them on your GitHub directly.
Yes, it was a fantastic learning experience.
September 15, 2022

IBM always leading!!

Tatiana Lazo Sarmiento | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In our organization we have a very large amount of unstructured data, access to that information was very complicated, now with the IBM Cloud Object Storage access is very simple, we can access the information from any of our offices in the country, in addition to Search capabilities that allow us to access information more efficiently
  • the simplicity of access data concurrently from any location
  • Scale performance and capacity
  • all the security features
  • file access from file-based applications
  • setting the configurations
  • setting policies
IBM Cloud Object Storage is a very robust product that can be deployed on-premise and allows us to store all kinds of information for uses like data archiving and backup, web, and mobile applications. It was a bit complicated for me to enable Kubernetes pods to access IBM Cloud Object Storage buckets, but in the end, it worked very well
Being in-memory data processing engine optimized for low latency and ad hoc analysis of data allows us easy data exploration and instant querying, thanks to this we can save time and resources
It is a bit of everything, the experience with IBM, the management of online documentation, the support of IBM technicians
because it is a product that if you have basic knowledge of computing, storage and cloud you will be able to use it without problems
August 11, 2022

IBM ROCKS

Diego Xavier Rojas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Flexible, cost-effective and scalable cloud storage for unstructured data
  • scalable cloud
  • cost-effective
  • flexible
  • transfer rate
  • different workloads
  • manage costs
From my experience I recommend this product, IBM Cloud Object Storage, when we need flexible storage, and maybe not recommended when we need to manage costs.
I think it is very beneficial because of the robustness and security it provides us.
IBM support and documentation make it easy
Although it is not so easy to use at the beginning, once I learned it we were able to take full advantage of the functions.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
I construct and deploy my solutions with IBM Cloud Object Storage. It is a great privilege of mine to play a role in IBM's ecosystem as a partner and business associate of the company. My IBM business is fully digitalized, and I provide my services via the cloud because of the company's innovative usage of hybrid infrastructures. Hybrid solutions help me get more done faster and bring my business up to date. IBM's user-friendly programs and top-tier answers are two of the many reasons why the company's tech is so well-liked.
  • Highly dependable cloud migration services.
  • The needs I have for the modernisation of my business have been met at a price I can afford.
  • The establishment of a consolidated hub for the creation of designs and developments.
  • Application to first-use of the system.
  • It's not simple to move a lot of data across different systems.
  • Configuring complex Cloud features is also challenging.
I recommend this service for creating and growing a wide range of solutions, from the simplest to the most complicated ones. Even in a very competitive market for professional services, the central and distinctive techniques that gather the most reliable solutions and suppliers in one location may be enough to meet demand. In a single location, I can meet all of my technology needs and get access to superior assistance.
Excellent service reliability and remarkable cloud efficiency. Having this feature has allowed for the versatile management of many large data inputs across different systems, as well as a safe space in which the user may store and retrieve whatever data they need, whenever they need it. Their management style is efficient and lucrative.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Using IBM Cloud Object Storage simplifies the evolutionary maintenance of digital transformation solutions. The aspects to be highlighted, are the simplicity of integration with microservices through IBM Pak and the complete documentation for its operation. The high availability and resilience between the regions are also highlighted. I recommend this solution for any type of solution from small to large scale.
  • High Availability
  • Security
  • Simplicity
  • sandbox version
When using IBM Cloud Object Storage, keep in mind that you have small and large-scale storage, designed for high availability and easy maintenance, use integration with microservices or with IBM Watson Discovery to be able to explore searches with artificial intelligence. In the case of docker containers if file storage is finite use persistent volumes, for everything else IBM Cloud Object Storage
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
1. We use it to store the data in different buckets and retrieve it on demand and update it.
2. External APIs put the data and keep watching for the bucket's contents if they have populated/created/ updated and remain in that state for some steady state.
3. Certain APIs upload the data into buckets which get utilized by third-party APIs.
  • Atomicity
  • Consistency
  • Ease of handling data
  • Refresh token implementation
  • Bulk delete
  • Bulk update using regex
Well suited: Atomicity is the best place. Until the file is fully uploaded, it does not show up, which reduces the chance of reading it by accident which results in partial data being uploaded.
Less Appropriate: Does not support regex.
Yes, it's powerful, and you can use it to retrieve data much quicker.
Hootan Dehbonei | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
I use IBM Cloud Object Storage to build and implement my solutions. I am honored to be an IBM partner and a part of the IBM ecosystem. I use hybrid infrastructures in IBM to digitize my company and provide my services in the cloud. Hybrid solutions accelerate my performance and assist me in the modernization of my company. Technology provided by IBM is highly appreciated due to its user-friendly applications and high quality solutions.
  • Providing security services
  • Providing centralized development and design solution facilities
  • Affordable and tailored solutions to my demands in the modernization of my company
  • Trustworthy services for migration to cloud
  • More focused approach to cashflow
I suggest this service for building and expanding a variety of solutions either with simple or the most complex applications. The central and unique approaches by bringing the most trustworthy solutions and providers in one place could cover the demand for professional services in a highly competitive market. I can cover my technological demand and access high-quality services in one place.
Yes, the facilitation of high-quality digital solutions development and design services can be attained by using this service. Having a reliable solution for webhooks and implementing solutions on various platforms is a competitive edge for digital solution providers.
Robert Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Object Storage is used to store and manage data in the cloud. The product addresses the need for reliable and scalable storage and provides a way to access data from anywhere in the world. The scope of our use case is to manage data for a large number of users and to make it available to them on demand.
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is designed to provide high durability and availability for data stored in the cloud. It does this by replicating data across multiple Availability Zones within a region, and by storing data in multiple geographic regions.
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage also provides a number of features that make it well-suited for storing large amounts of data. For example, it offers infinite scalability, meaning that you can store as much data as you need without having to worry about capacity limits. It also offers a variety of data protection features, such as encryption at rest and in transit, and the ability to create snapshots of data for easy recovery in the event of data loss.
  • A few areas where IBM Cloud Object Storage could improve include:
  • Making it easier to manage data and permissions. It can be difficult to keep track of who has access to what data, and what they can do with it.
  • Adding more features for analyzing and visualizing data. It would be helpful to be able to see more information about how data is being used and to have better tools for exploring it.
  • Improving performance. Sometimes the system can be slow, particularly when dealing with large amounts of data.
  • Making it easier to integrate with other systems. It can be challenging to connect IBM Cloud Object Storage to other tools and platforms.
Some specific scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited include: -Storing large amounts of data that need to be accessed frequently -Storing data that needs to be accessed by multiple applications or users simultaneously -Storing data that is static or infrequently accessed Some scenarios where it is less appropriate include: -Storing data that needs to be accessed in real-time -Storing data that is frequently updated or deleted
Yes, the built-in query capability has been very beneficial. It has allowed us to quickly and easily analyze data sets that we otherwise would have had to spend a lot of time and effort to process manually.
Aneesh Raj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Object storage is being used to restore windows OVA and iseries images and backup. Since the images of iSeries are too large to transfer over the network, IBM recommended using MDM to transfer and restore on COS before it can be uploaded to Power system to configure.
  • Manage, restore and available data as per demand.
  • Easily maintain data on COS.
  • High availability.
  • COS can be provided as hyperlink to directly drag and drop.
As of now, we have limited exposure to COS in our architecture so couldn't visualize more on this.
Not yet explore on this side.
Bappy Raj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Storage is simply awesome for hosting lite webpages and static websites. We use this platform for our clients to create unstructured citations for their local businesses. We create mini static webpages that can help us to create brand consistency online and managing these websites on IBM Cloud are super easy. Thanks to IBM!
  • Easy management.
  • Buckets can be made public.
  • Free storage options.
  • UI can be improved.
Frankly speaking, there is nothing to complain about. It's well suited for developers, programmers, and also for marketers like me. This platform can be beneficial in many ways if you get a convenient cloud storage platform like IBM. It has Free cloud storage options creating multiple buckets. Almost no limitations in use.
Not sure on this.
Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The software offers effective cloud storage capacity planning and secure storage of multiple business data and effectively manages other cloud storage platforms. The data accessibility on this IBM platform is easy and fast, even the reports through the system are accurate and helpful. Access control tools are the best, it has excellent data analytics features, and it's easy to adjust various tool capabilities.
  • Easy to access stored business information
  • The reports on multiple data processing are quickly created.
  • Capacity planning and other cloud data storage platform management
  • Implementation on the initial usage of the platform
  • Migrating a large amount of data across platforms is not an easy task.
  • Setting the advanced Cloud functionalities is not easy also.
File recovering and easy data management from various cloud storage systems and the cost-effective capability on this IBM platform are excellent. Security on the system for the multiple data that are handled through the platform is excellent and the user can easily access any needed data from the cloud and provide useful data reports as well as excellent real-time data analytics.
Very reliable services and the efficiency of its cloud capabilities is amazing. The capability has easily enabled flexible handling of multiple big data that are imported across different systems and secure the environment where the user can store and access any required data easily and very quickly. Its management quality is effective and very profitable.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We have been using Cloud IBM Storage for 1 year to back up with Veeam and among other daily uses. The environment is safe and stable and demonstrates excellent performance. We are satisfied with everything we have so far. We recommend to anyone who needs Storage the Cloud IBM.
  • Security
  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Nothing to add
In every case when you need to provide a secure local to store your data/info with high performance and redundancy of one best Cloud Service provider.
We don´t use this feature at moment.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We at our organization are using Cloud Object Storage for our growth as it has helped to reduce our storage costs and accelerate data transfer. Our developers are greatly benefitting from it as it has helped them to boost their productivity a lot. With IBM's Cloud Object Storage, we are easily able to increase our scalability and hence work better.
  • Cost Effective
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability
  • Can be made more developer friendly.
  • Can be improved both in terms of User Interface and User experience and made more secure.
  • The documentation can be made better.
Based on my experience IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for cases when [a] company needs to store and access data securely and extremely fast as it data encryption and data security. It might not be appropriate for cases where you don't want to transfer data outside your organization. Otherwise, it is suitable for almost all cases.
It is highly advantageous to perform various kinds of data analysis tasks. It allows [us] to access a variety of information and also enables us to combine data from various data sources. It provides an extremely secure and flexible storage solution [that] prevents the issues associated with local storage. Looking forward to exploring more!
Wiliam de Faria | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use IBM Cloud Object Storage to store IBM QRadar data and be able to achieve greater connectivity between security monitoring tools. besides being easy to set up and powerful in storage able to keep the data safely and efficiently and be able to admony the machines and data bucket in a single environment
  • integral data storage ecosystem
  • data security and backup storage efficiency
  • Maximize performance
  • simpler creation template
  • more visible execution status
more suitable for storing structured information and logs and less suitable for big data
I don't need to use
December 22, 2021

Good place to start

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used it for completing the IBM AI course which helped me learn AI and computing.
  • Objects (data) in an object-storage system are accessed via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
  • You can store any number of static files on an object storage instance to be called by an API.
  • File storage
  • Block storage offers an alternative to file-based storage—one with improved efficiency and performance.
  • Linkages with thirds party ( Aure / AWS etc).
I have very limited experience as I am still evaluating for my course.
It is been beneficial, I have not used it.
Enna Hagees-Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[IBM Cloud Object Storage] is utilized in our IT department, most specifically. I have found it [to be] a convenient and advanced tool for data storage as well as for the management of the data lifecycle. It is a solution that is great for data recovery, storage, cost-effectiveness, and time saver. A scalable tool that has the propensity to store massive files of petabyte data.
  • IBM [Cloud Object Storage] is great for the data [storage]. Even [with] bulky files and we can [still] get access to those data files without facing any complex or perplexing situations.
  • It is a scalable tool, and has made it easy for us to scale our data as the volume of our files increases.
  • It is a highly protective and secure platform, and our company’s secrecy is maintained with it.
  • It provides details of the usage.
  • I am not content with its collaboration feature.
  • Sharing data is not easy, and should be improved.
  • The condition to get access to IBM cloud storage by only utilizing an IBM Cloud account is a bit unsatisfying for us.
It is not good for individual users, but [for] organization[s], it is just perfect for data [storage]. For company data, one needs for a secure, reliable tool that would protect important files. It is cost-effective, so a company can easily afford it. As far as IBM is concerned, [they have] always been a name of trust for us.
It is the most important feature for our company as it helps in analyzing the data in a swift demeanor. [With] IBM [Cloud Object] Storage, we can look for the required data within the storage using it. SQL Query is a feature to facilitate data exploration, and it is performing its task in a highly efficient way.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Cloud Object Storage to store documents that are uploaded to our web application. We also use it for archiving internal files large and small, such as backups and media files. We primarily use it because there are no limitations on the amount of data we can store and because it has auto expiration features that will delete older files based on a date.
  • Stores both short term and long term files.
  • Auto scales based on our usage.
  • Auto deletes older files.
  • Searching for files by keyword could be better. Currently one can only filter by prefix.
IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for storing files that aren't accessed often. Its archiving features and pricing structure makes it an affordable solution for backing up files that we may or may not need later. And it's auto expiration feature enables you to automatically erase older data so it doesn't count against your monthly billing.
We have not used this feature.
Maulik Mendapara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Previously, we [had] servers with pre-defined configurations and resources. But when data grows, it's difficult to store and manage data, [so] we come to a solution that IBM Cloud Object Storage resolved our issue. It provides flexible services to store and maintain data with all-time availability. [No], we no need to worry about data backup and data availability for users.
  • Scalability
  • Durability
  • High availability
  • Data migration
  • As of now all features are working fine, so not much except improvements in SDK
  • Cost difference between multiple regions
IBM Cloud Object Storage is best suitable for those who want to store data with security. It provides data encryption and data security, and accessibility based on user roles. It provides different vault services [that] you can choose from based on your data access frequency. It is suitable for all organizations, as it provides the best services. Maybe if you don't want to transfer data outside of your organization, then this should [not be] your option.
IBM Cloud Object Storage provides IBM Cloud Query directly to data location. It provides a server-less architecture to run the query and filter your data when needed. IBM Cloud Query provides a cost-effective service that provides pay amount per query price. IBM Cloud query provides data formats that we can use for our requirement, which can be JSON and CSV.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As we work in information technology department, there is a lot of unstructured data in our organization to manage and to store it IBM Cloud Storage helps us ease the process.
  • Managing unstructured data.
  • Helping us deal with lot of data with the help of multiple petabytes.
  • Accessing data on the cloud becomes easy.
  • Cost is one the major fields where IBM Cloud Storage can improve.
  • The UI of the applied storage is a bit complex.
  • Overall there are not much issues I face.
We can easily store lots (batches) of photos, JSON files and other models vis IBM Cloud Object Storage. One can try automating tasks with IBM Cloud Object Storage.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For multinational companies, we use IBM Cloud [Object] Storage for regional and cross-region cloud storage. And that with a lot of data. We ended up "trying" IBM for having servers in specific countries and we wanted to lower the transfer times of data. This with the options to make private clouds and public clouds, to make specific files accessible, on [specific] locations based on geodata.
  • Security - We did many tests with many cloud solutions and IBM performed in the top options
  • They have a cold vault service that is perfect for backups
  • Easy to scale
  • Easy to setup with multiple devices
  • The speed, this was a important part, but we still have many desyncs.
  • Setup with specific rules and data migrations can be a hassle.
  • The UI can be daunting, it needs another look from UX perspective.
As told in the intro, it works well if you want a [globally] accessible cloud storage solution. They have servers in many locations making it great for big teamwork projects without thinking [too] much about the size because you can scale endlessly. And if you are looking for great security of data (and that is a big thing these days) then IBM has 1 of the best. Yet for us, they still are behind with the speed, and the UI is also [a] little bit outdated...Making it hard for some people to work with...In its price range we ended up with other solutions.
Yeh, we used this for web projects to create cloud-based databases for collaboration projects. And also to fetch data for creating reports with automated tools.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have used several IBM Cloud products. IBM Cloud Object Storage allowed us to use a solution for unstructured data storage within the ecosystem of our other products. Most systems, including ours, has significant unstructured data, so finding a scalable solution for this data, and APIs to read and write this data, was paramount.
  • Scalable unstructured data storage
  • Built-out client APIs
  • Competitive IO
  • The price
  • Better storage class management
IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited for any organization that is using other products in the IBM Cloud ecosystem that need an object storage solution. This product is the one to use. If your organization does not currently use object storage, there is probably a use case that you should be using it for.
We have not used this feature.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
With the proliferation of cloud computing, object storage is being widely adopted for the management of unstructured data, and analysts estimate that this will represent the majority of all data globally in the near future. As a researcher in machine learning, I have huge data sets I use, for example, the TUH EEG Corpus, the world’s largest publicly available database of clinical EEG data, comprising more than 25,000 EEG records and over 14,000 patients. I use this dataset in my study.
  • Affordability.
  • Cloud compatibility.
  • Storing and/or managing unstructured data.
  • I cannot think of any area IBM cloud storage needs to improve. It is a complete service - where users can store and/or manage unstructured data, build, deploy, and AI models. Complete with videos to learn about Watson Studio.
Well suited for storing and/or managing unstructured data. Object-based data storage provides the most significant advantage of unlimited scale. IBM Cloud Object Storage comes in handy here.
I haven't used the Cloud SQL query yet.
Kimberly Brooke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Cloud Object Storage is used across our organization in each department to store data and transfer files. It has helped us to work on our workloads and save most of our files in a safe and secure platform. We used to lose a lot of data before we deployed this platform from unnecessary circumstances but since we deployed this tool everything has been running smoothly.
  • Data and files storage
  • Security to our organization information
  • I have not come across any potential challenge that can lead to changes.
  • There is no missing functionality.
This platform is well suited [for] data storage and cloud server services. Our data that is stored in [the] cloud servers of IBM is always safe and secure from any hackers. I have great [belief] that this is the most reliable platform with the largest storage volumes that can sustain bigger volumes of workloads. It has [a] powerful security layer that enhances maximum data and file transfer security from our servers.
The data analysis feature [has] been very helpful in giving us on-time analytics that we highly [rely] on. It has large and well-planned database services that give us the most reliable and effective cloud data services that we require. The built-in query makes it easy to search and find any information from our cloud services without wasting any time.
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