IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Popular Features

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Security controls (122)

8.8
88%

Dynamic scaling (117)

8.4
84%

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (115)

8.3
83%

Monitoring tools (116)

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)

8.2
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

IBM Cloud Object Storage Screenshots

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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 8.8.

Who uses IBM Cloud Object Storage?

The most common users of IBM Cloud Object Storage are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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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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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.
Hootan Dehbonei | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
Robert Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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
Bappy Raj | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 5 out of 10
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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.
Enna Hagees-Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Iqra Usman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have been in touch with my client operation teams and my own solutions team to identify bugs and modifications in gadgets running algorithms. I never felt any issue in data access by both teams, and that has raised the overall trust level between us. In very few instances, delays occur in servers which is due to the access of multiple users at the same time, or it might be due to our internal internet services lags.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Maulik Mendapara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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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.
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Kimberly Brooke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Lavish Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object Storage is suitable for many scenarios when a company needs to store and access data securely and fast. It is very convenient with its many features. The fact that it integrates with other IBM products seamlessly makes it even better.
MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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for Data Analitycs, using IBM Cloud storage millions or records, and scanning them in milliseconds for Machine Learning, providing a robust connection during Machine Learning training and after it with results for Infographics, very easy for joining with other IBM modules ([especially]), it [shows affinity] with other apps (third partners)
November 18, 2021

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Score 10 out of 10
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We can use this as an Online repository for personal projects and can be used along with other cloud services provided by IBM cloud for having a fully working Platform as a service. This economical way of testing out our application in this near-production environment.Can be used as online storage for our personal documents.
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When you need high computing resources for a machine learning task, it is a great platform. However, for simple task, it will be most appropriate to run them on your local machine. All in all, it is a great platform that supports several needs.
Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Building enterprise-grade data solutions with large teams. Where an all-in-one platform is needed to solve complex problems that require an ecosystem of tools to work together. Where IBM services already exist in the business Projects where scalability, security, and technology integration are key drivers. Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is not well suited: Small teams with small budgets may be better off using open source tools
* Solving niche industry problems that require niche solutions.