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I have been to many IBM seminars in the past, the data access is fast and storage is of large quantities. Access is restricted as per our needs and I collaborate in using this service with other research scholars to share docs and do app developments. I have been an ardent user of Fedora Scientific and doing things with Adruino microcontrollers.
- Speed of storage and access of data.
- Security restrictions with limited geographical accesses.
- Upgrade of storage spaces.
- Premium services to manipulate accesses and collaboration for VPNs.
- Basically stores any format of data.
- User interfaces on dashboards.
- Linking to Facebook, LinkedIn, and other contact lists.
- Search engines.
- Greate user experience. Easy to learn and implement through well developed WebApp.
- Archive policy will help to reduce storage cost.
- Free 25GB storage in the lite plan will give a chance to anyone to get started with it and learn.
- Folders feature is missing in a bucket. It will help to organize files of a particular project in a single bucket.
- IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) is used by myself in our organization as a part of my research. It has been seven months since I come across the IBM Cloud Object Storage, and I loved it. I keep my experimental data on IBM servers safely, and I can access it from anywhere. Also, I run my calculation codes and data analysis codes on IBM servers. Thus, I have a remote research machine that is reliable and accessible from anywhere.
- My personal computer and work computers are also connected to IBM Cloud Objective Storage, which allows me to backup both my personal and research data. Knowing that my files are safe and secure is precious.
- Managing different types of digital belongings (such as data, backups, codes, results) from one place makes my job easier.
- Easy to learn
- Easy to manage
- Cost effective
- Lack of servers on some regions of the world, they can expand their servers
- EU support desk availability times are limited
- Do the measurement on setup. Collect the data from the setup. Save data on IBM Cloud Object Storage. Secure, fast file storage.
- Run the code for deriving meaningful results from raw data. Run codes chunk quickly with robust IBM servers. Fast processing times.
- Run the data analysis programs. Powerful servers save time. Time-saving.
- Store all of them in one place without concern about space, security, accessibility.
- Identify the level of damage in an automobile claim.
- Classify the mood of customers through a modified facial recognition.
- Tracking individuals in public spaces, understanding the traffic patterns of venue attendees.
- While this platform has been around, it does take some getting used. The interface could be refined. My Firefox Browser automatically closed when selecting some options and creating new objects as an example.
- The tutorials are a bit outdated in comparison to the screens shown. We understand the system is constantly improving. The tutorials should reflect the changes in the interface.
- There are many pre-trained models. However, it is not clear as to how those models were trained, what bias may exist in the training data, and how a user could improve those models unless we simply have to build our own.
- Data stored with IBM is protected and secured.
- In active dev/QA/prod environments, storage can be utilized for archiving and backups.
- When integrated into product (web/mobile app) architecture, it can assure scalable, persistent storage.
- Although navigation/usage is "simple" on the surface, one does need a solid technical understanding of how to implement and maintain cloud storage as it applies to the problem(s) one is solving.
- I think IBM could better promote its capabilities by offering more real-world architectural and implementation examples of how ICOS would fit in a typical enterprise application requiring different retrieval strategies regarding visual analytics over time; merging current data with legacy object data.
- Machine Learning and cloud based HIPPA compliant storage solutions for back end data support for mobile and web based applications
- IBM does offer fast machine learning interfaces for natural language processing which I will be using for a chronic cough project.
- Better help functions or API support, sometimes the documentation is a little hard to follow.
- Better GUI for machine learning construction, Python can be a bit heavy to run and use and command line interfaces are tough when you want feedback to how something is processing.
- Whole slide analysis from the developer program had some problems retrieving the correct version of sci-kit so I was unable to finish the example project to build a web server of tiled images from an SVS whole slide image for analysis. Did not see a help button but would love to have help to finish.
My team is also using Cloud Object Storage for hosting the application's data. We are using the Watson API's to connect it with Jupyter Notebook for building the OCR model that could extract the text data from an input image file. The data that we are working on is license plate information that we are trying to extract the state, car number, etc. from. We are integrating the OCR application with a hands-free virtual assistant to build a robust product that would help first responders to do their job efficiently and easily without using hands (Hands-Free Device Control using Virtual Assistants).
- Data is stored as a different object
- Application can be scaled
- Reliability and accessibility
- It is not CJIS compliant
- It is sometimes slow due to IO traffic
- Since it's public cloud storage, security and privacy is a concern
- Onsite servers back up quickly to the cloud.
- There is no complex cost structure. Costs are simple to figure out. Unlike some other Cloud Storage Services that I evaluated there were Technical Sales reps available by a chat with quick and complete answers.
- The online sales rep provided me his direct number and when we came across a challenge while setting up API Keys he searched for a tech in the cloud backup group while still on the call to help me through it.
- Once you go through the implementation process things are easy to find but I would have like to see a cheat sheet with step by step instructions on how to register then where to go from there. Creating the Account > Creating your object storage > Creating your bucket > generating API Keys.
- Object-oriented storage.
- The number of storage options is more than other providers.
- Free storage during the testing trial allows you to test out the options.
- In multi-region, only a few options are available.
Cons: It's still expensive.
- Easy sharing
- Database analysis without downloading files or using any API
- High levels of security
- Simplification of the interface
- Renaming some features to be more easily understood, as some words are very ambiguous
- Flexibility to create very easy object storage
- Pay only for what you use
- Redundancy in different storage locations
- There are some regulations that do not allow us to store personal information outside of the country. I would like to have the possibility to store the information in a cloud where their infrastructure is inside Mexico
IBM Cloud Object Storage Scorecard Summary
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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.
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
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- 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
|Lite Plan||Free||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||For 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
|Free Version||Paid Version|
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|Supported Languages:||English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.|