IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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IBM Cloud Object Storage

Overview

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One Storage Dev

10
[IBM Cloud Object Storage] provides agile access from cloud environments such as applications and backups, security, and access from …

Good place to start

7
I have used it for completing the IBM AI course which helped me learn AI and computing.
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The IBM way

10
I am new to Cloud services and I feel the experience is very user-friendly and a lot of options are available for even a free user. So far …
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The best data storage option!!

10
As we work in information technology department, there is a lot of unstructured data in our organization to manage and to store it IBM …
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Very Efficient and Simple Storage Environment

8
We used IBM Cloud Object Storage to store large files which were based on assets such as JSON files, batches of photos, and trained …
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A great service and good value for money.

10
I am creating my own pipeline for some bioinformatics analysis and IBM Watson studio comes in handy when I need high computing resources …
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Popular Features

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Security controls (120)

8.7
87%

Dynamic scaling (116)

8.3
83%

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (114)

8.2
82%

Monitoring tools (114)

7.8
78%

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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)

8.1
81%

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.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Integrations

IBM Cloud Object Storage Competitors

IBM Cloud Object Storage Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

Alternatives

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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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Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Smart Tier is designed for the changing nature of data. It stores your ever-changing data without cost overruns and automatically bills at the optimal storage rate each month. Automatic cost optimization for your storage is applied using a built-in pricing tier classification based on your data activity. First, Smart Tier analyzes your monthly activity. Then you're billed at the Hot, Cool or Cold rate based on the amount of storage and access. There are no retrieval charges, no minimum object size, no minimum duration requirement — and no other overhead charges¹.
Enna Hagees-Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It provides us with the diversity of storage class tiers, and is great for the data patterns. Its mart tiers are useful for anonymous and changing patterns. IBM facilitates [this] in multiple ways, including the storage of data in different tiers. [This] provides utility to its clients in data storage and data access.
Iqra Usman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using [a] standard active class of data for our organization because we have to access queries on [a] daily basis. Both clients and customers are on [the] same platform of active class, but we also used cold data storage for securing old data too because storage access and data management is [the] basis of our organization.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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This has helped us because IBM Cloud Object Services automatically gauges which tier to assign based on your usage. In the beginning, we had to select the tier and that was problematic because we could not predict what our usage would look like. The auto pricing based on usage makes it easier to configure and get up and running because it takes out some of the guesswork.
Maulik Mendapara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Offers different storage classes based on your data accessibility. It provides four storage classes, that is. Standard, Vault, Cold Vault, and Smart Tier. If you need to access your data more frequently, Standard class is that you can choose which is for Active workloads. You can choose Vault for less workloads and Cold Vault for cold workloads. Among all these four styles, Smart Tier analyzes your data access frequency and automatically distributes in three pricing tiers, and your billing will be based on data access.
Kimberly Brooke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It has enhanced lower costs of data storage and transfer services. The active class is the most reliable and has been giving us the most reliable services. The cost of data transfer with this plan is reduced as compared to other plans. Better data management services have contributed to faster service delivery and enhanced close customer relations.
Qamar Abbas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object Storage offers different storage class tiers, which are ideal for different data patterns, such as smart tier is ideal for unknown and changing data patterns. In this way, IBM Cloud Object Storage has distinguished the different data to store in different tiers to make it easily accessible for its customers.
Demara Austin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Absolutely. It allows me to offer expanded services to clients like analyzing past data for trends while monitoring dynamic data to see if they continue at different price points. The flexibility that I can offer to them increases the likelihood that they will use my services. It also allows me to scale.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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This is a good option they have, based on the type of project, budget, and storage you want to use. You have these options to choose from. So with some projects, we went all in, but some clients [preferred] the cold storage over the others, well that's also [an option] then. The flexibility and options helped us to land some projects.
Score 7 out of 10
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The storage class tiers are great for cost management. Essentially, moving data to and from the right tier can save a lot of money because 'colder' data costs less to store. For data that we are not accessing very often, putting it in the cool or cold tier saves us a lot.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Yes, the active, cool, cold and dynamic data flexibility helped my organization more effectively manage costs based on our data access needs, because we know which tier we ought to use to either save data or use a high level data.
Score 7 out of 10
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Yes, it has. Different storage tiers allows programmatic access of changing costs. It helps devops to manage necessary load and fine tune tiers for specific applications. We are able to leverage these pre-built, vetted solutions to build our production environment faster and plugin such storage to solve common customer problems.