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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.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Uv/Xp/77N37PEPH17Z-180x180.PNGIBM cloud storage as simple as goodWe use IBM Cloud Object Storage to store photos and other files related to our applications. We use the cloud storage service since we don't want to manage and backup those files manually. This is why this cloud solution is perfect for us. It allows us to focus on things that really matter.,Good performance Easy to set up Secure Flexible,Batch download Web UI not really intuitive More SDK examples,8,Allow us to focus on things that matter. Better user experience in our applications. Provide us a secure environment.,Google Cloud Storage,IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, PostgreSQLConfidently recommend the use of IBM COS if you are using IBM services.Out app supports business practices for an entire arm of a company. All files that get parsed also get backed up in COS. Whenever we generate reports for the users, they also get put into COS for safe keeping. When we do DB backups we also dump those in COS as well. Basically it is a huge backup center and place for source documentation.,The AWS wrapper scripts provide great interoperability cross-cloud. It is much faster than the swift storage implementation. It is a clean way to store files.,If they had just used the aws boto_3 as it was and just changed the credentials piece, that would have made it even easier. The connection to their services isn't as fast as one would have expected. We found issues when pulling lots of files from one IBM service to the other.,7,It has made making redundant backups easier Cost savings Good up-time,We have tried this, but for our use cases the latency was too slow. We also tested this against AWS Athena and found that its runtime was significantly faster on an order of 10 to 100 times faster for the same query. However we decided to put things in the DB that we needed and that worked better.,At the present we have not tested this out however we have found that the network is slow between IBM k8 and COS. We even had to add in a larger disk size to our cluster to handle the files. Instead of pulling from COS. However COS is still the complete source of record.,The storage class tiers for active, cool, cold and dynamic data has not provided the flexibility that our organization needs. Although it can effectively manage costs based on our data access needs, we found the configuration and management to be a bit clumsy and challenging to apply to our architecture. Therefore we are not fully taking advantage of the feature.,AWS Storage Gateway and Google Cloud DatastoreSimple, powerful, flexible data management.I'm currently using the software to learn some data science fundamentals.,Intuitive user interface Fast, convenient uploads with proprietary software Great learning environment for SQL,I'd like it to be more intuitive (or possible if it's not) to move files from web to storage without first downloading them to a local machine.,10,It has allowed me to earn several certificates from courses. It has gotten me interested in cloud storage and allowed me to develop personal projects.,Yes, the SQL environment is easy to use. I especially like the line by line reports describing if the code could or could not be executed. It makes it easy to locate and fix mistakes. The ability to generate a table from so little code is kind of amazing. Anyone who has had to manually enter information into a spreadsheet should find it a revelation.,I've barely gotten to use Aspara.,I've only used the free lite plan. I could certainly see how it would be useful for backups and the like. You can organize your data into different fee tiers. It's obvious how this could translate to cost savings, and simply as a matter of principle, I like that I can choose to pay only for services that I need.Fulfills what it promises, friendly interface, and super easily integrated with other IBM servicesWe're using the IBM Cloud Object Storage in the development/IT/data engineer areas of the organization. We developed various services, applications, and solutions for our clients, which need a storage cloud service with a high availability and resiliency and that is global and scalable and with good prices. The IBM Cloud Object Storage provides all these requirements for our clients.,Global. Multi-region cloud storage with easy mode. Super easy simple interface. Easy to connect with other services in the IBM cloud.,The police group tutorial or detailed guide for bucket polices.,9,When we use the cloud storage service of IBM, we gain in the time savings of developing some solutions.,Watson Studio (formerly IBM Data Science Experience), IBM Cloud Foundry, IBM Cloud Functions and IBM Cloudant,IBM Cloudant, Watson Studio (formerly IBM Data Science Experience), Google Cloud Datastore, Google BigQuery, Google Analytics Premium
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February 27, 2019

IBM cloud storage as simple as good

Score 8 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud Object Storage to store photos and other files related to our applications. We use the cloud storage service since we don't want to manage and backup those files manually. This is why this cloud solution is perfect for us. It allows us to focus on things that really matter.
  • Good performance
  • Easy to set up
  • Secure
  • Flexible
  • Batch download
  • Web UI not really intuitive
  • More SDK examples
It is well suited for users' files like photos or uploaded documents.

It is not well suited for assets like CSS, JavaScript etc.
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June 11, 2019

Confidently recommend the use of IBM COS if you are using IBM services.

Score 7 out of 10
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Out app supports business practices for an entire arm of a company. All files that get parsed also get backed up in COS. Whenever we generate reports for the users, they also get put into COS for safe keeping. When we do DB backups we also dump those in COS as well. Basically it is a huge backup center and place for source documentation.
  • The AWS wrapper scripts provide great interoperability cross-cloud.
  • It is much faster than the swift storage implementation.
  • It is a clean way to store files.
  • If they had just used the aws boto_3 as it was and just changed the credentials piece, that would have made it even easier.
  • The connection to their services isn't as fast as one would have expected.
  • We found issues when pulling lots of files from one IBM service to the other.
We really like using Cloud Object Storage for backing up files. We also like using it to pass files between different applications using the DB as the intermediary term or by passing the path to the database of another application. Overall it is a great place for data backup and storage.
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June 27, 2019

Simple, powerful, flexible data management.

Score 10 out of 10
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I'm currently using the software to learn some data science fundamentals.
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Fast, convenient uploads with proprietary software
  • Great learning environment for SQL
  • I'd like it to be more intuitive (or possible if it's not) to move files from web to storage without first downloading them to a local machine.
It's a great option for learning or for small scale personal projects and is easily scalable when you need more space. Paid plans seem reasonable based on what I've seen elsewhere. I'm not sure where it would be less appropriate, as it seems like a good all-around option if you require cloud storage.
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January 23, 2019

Fulfills what it promises, friendly interface, and super easily integrated with other IBM services

Score 9 out of 10
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We're using the IBM Cloud Object Storage in the development/IT/data engineer areas of the organization. We developed various services, applications, and solutions for our clients, which need a storage cloud service with a high availability and resiliency and that is global and scalable and with good prices. The IBM Cloud Object Storage provides all these requirements for our clients.
  • Global. Multi-region cloud storage with easy mode.
  • Super easy simple interface.
  • Easy to connect with other services in the IBM cloud.
  • The police group tutorial or detailed guide for bucket polices.
IBM Cloud Storage is highly recommended for both small and large applications, including those that require scalability. It is also recommended for applications that need files to be distributed across the regions.

I would not recommend IBM Cloud Object Storage for a service or solution that has a large download rate because the cost can be high.
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (3)
7.6
Dynamic scaling (3)
8.1
Elastic load balancing (3)
7.8
Monitoring tools (3)
7.2
Security controls (4)
8.3

About IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage makes it possible to store practically limitless amounts of data, simply and cost effectively. 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 effectively manage costs while meeting data access needs. The integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option makes it easy to transfer data to and from Cloud Object Storage, and query-in-place functionality supports running analytics directly on users' data.

Features

Storage classes. Effectively 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
Has featureService-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Has featureDynamic scaling
Has featureElastic load balancing
Does not have featurePre-configured templates
Has featureMonitoring tools
Does not have featurePre-defined machine images
Does not have featureOperating system support
Has featureSecurity controls
Additional Features
Has featureFlexibe Storage Class Tiers
Has featurePolicy-based archive
Has featureIntegrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option
Has featureQuery data in place
Has featureAccess Management and Permissions
Has featureSDKs

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IBM Cloud Object Storage: Data is your business.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Integrations

IBM Spectrum Protect, Komprise, Veritas NetBackup, IBM Analytics Engine, IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration, CTERA, IBM FileNet, Cloudberry Explorer Pro, CommVault Simpana, DBM Cloud Aire, Watson Studio (formerly IBM Data Science Experience), IBM Content Manager OnDemand, IBM Aspera, Nasuni Filer, NICE Trading Recording, NICE Engage, Panzura Filer, Rclone, Storage Made Easy

IBM Cloud Object Storage Competitors

Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Lite PlanFreeUp to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you useFor pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Support Options

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IBM Cloud Object Storage Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Worldwide
Supported Languages: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.