IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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IBM Cloud Object Storage

Overview

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Popular Features

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Security controls (121)

8.7
87%

Dynamic scaling (117)

8.4
84%

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (115)

8.3
83%

Monitoring tools (115)

7.9
79%

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Pricing

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Lite Plan

Free

Cloud
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

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

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

8.2
82%

Product Details

What is 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

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

Additional Features

  • Supported: Flexibe Storage Class Tiers
  • Supported: Policy-based archive
  • Supported: Integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option
  • Supported: Query data in place
  • Supported: Access Management and Permissions
  • Supported: SDKs

IBM Cloud Object Storage Screenshots

Setting upCreating Storage BucketsAccess ManagementCreate, Add and Manage Storage BucketsUpload DataUsage 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 TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is IBM Cloud Object Storage's best feature?

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

Who uses IBM Cloud Object Storage?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Object Storage are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Rashma Peniza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It's a flexible and convenient tool for medium and large-size organizations. The storage is secure and reliable at all costs, and it's cost-effective compared to other software.
MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
Maulik Mendapara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Amazon S3 service is also a good option, but based on features it provides compared with IBM Cloud Object Storage, it is less suitable. IBM Cloud Object Storage [is] also integrated with more services, like IBM Cloud SQL and IBM Aspera, which AWS does not provide to transfer files at maximum speed in the world.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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IBM is [on] another level against these products. I think IBM is more for the bigger companies with bigger projects. If you are smaller and already use MS Office or Google then check those products first, they also have more advanced options (sometimes paid) to enhance your "cloud". Where OneDrive is part of Microsoft and is integrated with all the Office applications and Google Cloud with Google applications.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object Storage (IBM COS) and Google Cloud Storage both offer large scale storage solutions for a variety of different needs. Whilst Google Cloud Storage is able to update files quicker than competing cloud storage providers such as IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage has a much more diverse set of features that were more relevant for the work I was doing. It provides dynamic scaling, elastic load balancing, and a variety of monitoring tools which were essential for my data science project at the time.
Score 7 out of 10
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Both products are very similar, offering cloud based unstructured data object storage. I think each works the best when it is being accessed from other products in that cloud's ecosystem. IBM Cloud Object Storage definitely stands up to other products, however those products are solid as well and we have used them successfully.
Score 1 out of 10
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All of the above solutions are vastly better, and it really boils down to how much time you have to hit 'reply all' on an email to a customer service representative to get a simple purchase order.
Score 7 out of 10
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Aws platforms requires a lot of prerequisite knowledge, which is of very high cost to developers and data scientists in general. Although we were able to facilitate training for usage of aws, the overhead of maintenance and onboarding still poses a big problem. This is why IBM Cloud Object Storage comes as a very good out of box solution.
Score 10 out of 10
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I actually use IBM Cloud Object Storage because it's from our mentor's instructions because the Coursera Course was sponsored by IBM, so we [preferably] use IBM products. It's my first time using a Cloud Object Storage and I really liked the service [because] it was very, very beneficial at different [stages].