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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Using IBM Cloud Object Storage simplifies the evolutionary maintenance of digital transformation solutions. The aspects to be highlighted, are the simplicity of integration with microservices through IBM Pak and the complete documentation for its operation. The high availability and resilience between the regions are also highlighted. I recommend this solution for any type of solution from small to large scale.
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1. We use it to store the data in different buckets and retrieve it on demand and update it.
2. External APIs put the data and keep watching for the bucket's contents if they have populated/created/ updated and remain in that state for some steady state.
3. Certain APIs upload the data into buckets which get utilized by third-party APIs.
Hootan Dehbonei | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use IBM Cloud Object Storage to build and implement my solutions. I am honored to be an IBM partner and a part of the IBM ecosystem. I use hybrid infrastructures in IBM to digitize my company and provide my services in the cloud. Hybrid solutions accelerate my performance and assist me in the modernization of my company. Technology provided by IBM is highly appreciated due to its user-friendly applications and high quality solutions.
Robert Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object Storage is used to store and manage data in the cloud. The product addresses the need for reliable and scalable storage and provides a way to access data from anywhere in the world. The scope of our use case is to manage data for a large number of users and to make it available to them on demand.
Aneesh Raj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object storage is being used to restore windows OVA and iseries images and backup. Since the images of iSeries are too large to transfer over the network, IBM recommended using MDM to transfer and restore on COS before it can be uploaded to Power system to configure.
Bappy Raj | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Storage is simply awesome for hosting lite webpages and static websites. We use this platform for our clients to create unstructured citations for their local businesses. We create mini static webpages that can help us to create brand consistency online and managing these websites on IBM Cloud are super easy. Thanks to IBM!
Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The software offers effective cloud storage capacity planning and secure storage of multiple business data and effectively manages other cloud storage platforms. The data accessibility on this IBM platform is easy and fast, even the reports through the system are accurate and helpful. Access control tools are the best, it has excellent data analytics features, and it's easy to adjust various tool capabilities.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have been using Cloud IBM Storage for 1 year to back up with Veeam and among other daily uses. The environment is safe and stable and demonstrates excellent performance. We are satisfied with everything we have so far. We recommend to anyone who needs Storage the Cloud IBM.
Score 5 out of 10
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We at our organization are using Cloud Object Storage for our growth as it has helped to reduce our storage costs and accelerate data transfer. Our developers are greatly benefitting from it as it has helped them to boost their productivity a lot. With IBM's Cloud Object Storage, we are easily able to increase our scalability and hence work better.
Wiliam de Faria | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud Object Storage to store IBM QRadar data and be able to achieve greater connectivity between security monitoring tools. besides being easy to set up and powerful in storage able to keep the data safely and efficiently and be able to admony the machines and data bucket in a single environment
Enna Hagees-Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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[IBM Cloud Object Storage] is utilized in our IT department, most specifically. I have found it [to be] a convenient and advanced tool for data storage as well as for the management of the data lifecycle. It is a solution that is great for data recovery, storage, cost-effectiveness, and time saver. A scalable tool that has the propensity to store massive files of petabyte data.
Iqra Usman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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My research department requires powerful and fast machines set up to run the sensitive medical gadget algorithms code. Only we rely on IBM [Cloud Object Storage], and it offers us cloud application data storage that is able to perform and respond in quick speed and efficiency. We know our data is secured with IBM [Cloud Object Storage] and love the high bandwidth for fast remote access with [a] higher level of security. Normally we are [avoiding making] deletion mistakes, but humans [are] always present during research and codes modification.
John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Cloud Object Storage to store documents that are uploaded to our web application. We also use it for archiving internal files large and small, such as backups and media files. We primarily use it because there are no limitations on the amount of data we can store and because it has auto expiration features that will delete older files based on a date.
Maulik Mendapara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Previously, we [had] servers with pre-defined configurations and resources. But when data grows, it's difficult to store and manage data, [so] we come to a solution that IBM Cloud Object Storage resolved our issue. It provides flexible services to store and maintain data with all-time availability. [No], we no need to worry about data backup and data availability for users.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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For multinational companies, we use IBM Cloud [Object] Storage for regional and cross-region cloud storage. And that with a lot of data. We ended up "trying" IBM for having servers in specific countries and we wanted to lower the transfer times of data. This with the options to make private clouds and public clouds, to make specific files accessible, on [specific] locations based on geodata.
Score 7 out of 10
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We have used several IBM Cloud products. IBM Cloud Object Storage allowed us to use a solution for unstructured data storage within the ecosystem of our other products. Most systems, including ours, has significant unstructured data, so finding a scalable solution for this data, and APIs to read and write this data, was paramount.
Score 9 out of 10
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With the proliferation of cloud computing, object storage is being widely adopted for the management of unstructured data, and analysts estimate that this will represent the majority of all data globally in the near future. As a researcher in machine learning, I have huge data sets I use, for example, the TUH EEG Corpus, the world’s largest publicly available database of clinical EEG data, comprising more than 25,000 EEG records and over 14,000 patients. I use this dataset in my study.
Kimberly Brooke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object Storage is used across our organization in each department to store data and transfer files. It has helped us to work on our workloads and save most of our files in a safe and secure platform. We used to lose a lot of data before we deployed this platform from unnecessary circumstances but since we deployed this tool everything has been running smoothly.
Lavish Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud Object Storage mostly in the IT department, but the finance department also has access. We use the platform to train new employees so that they get used to cloud storage services. The main reason why we opted for IBM Cloud Object Storage is that it is easy to use, access data, scale, and backing up data is also straightforward.
MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have used IBM Cloud for several companies as an example of performance in handling data of different nature. I have applied it mainly in the analysis of sales of commercial chains and the restocking of their stores, both with great results. The main impact is noted in the response time to prepare the queries and for subsequent operations with the data.
November 18, 2021

The IBM way

Score 10 out of 10
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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 loving the experience. The Object storage creation has pay-as-you-go options, a subscription option, and a free object creation option. For a learner, this is the best place to just get the feel of it.
Score 10 out of 10
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I am creating my own pipeline for some bioinformatics analysis and IBM Watson studio comes in handy when I need high computing resources to train my machine learning models. There are other features of Watson studio which I am yet to explore. However, so far, I have really enjoyed using it in training my machine learning models.
Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I find IBM Cloud [Object] Storage as a very cost-effective solution. I would greatly recommend it to someone who is about to start their cloud journey because of its flexibility in learning and easy-to-use interface. It is highly scalable as compared to traditional storage which is there on the market and it also can store up to a large petabyte & exabytes of data. Our organization uses the IBM Watson Assistance chatbot to help our customers better guide through our website. It greatly helps by solving our real-time customer's issues with ease. A few issues we faced while running the services were adding multiple concurrent connection operations. Apart from that, it's very reliable and a great service which IBM provides.