IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Security controls (121)


Dynamic scaling (117)


Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (115)


Monitoring tools (115)


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Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)


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.


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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  • Scale performance and capacity from terabytes to exabytes.
  • Security built-in encryption and policy enable lockable WORM storage.
  • I love the support team which is supportive and proactive 24/7.
  • Delivers geo-protected data with Information Dispersal Algorithm (IDA) efficiency, available as software-only or fully supported appliances solutions.
  • Enhanced file access.
  • The online documentation needs reviewing and adding more details to it.
  • Cost sometimes can be an issue between multiple regions.
Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
  • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
  • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
  • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
  • Security concerns are common with cloud-based services.
  • Offloading maintenance and management to a third party offers advantages but also can limit your control over your data.
  • Delays in data transmission to and from the cloud can occur as a result of traffic congestion, especially when you use shared public internet connections.
  • Regulatory compliance
Enna Hagees-Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • IBM [Cloud Object Storage] is great for the data [storage]. Even [with] bulky files and we can [still] get access to those data files without facing any complex or perplexing situations.
  • It is a scalable tool, and has made it easy for us to scale our data as the volume of our files increases.
  • It is a highly protective and secure platform, and our company’s secrecy is maintained with it.
  • It provides details of the usage.
  • I am not content with its collaboration feature.
  • Sharing data is not easy, and should be improved.
  • The condition to get access to IBM cloud storage by only utilizing an IBM Cloud account is a bit unsatisfying for us.
Iqra Usman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Privacy and security is key of success
  • Always ready to serve with high bandwidth speedy actions
  • Best cloud storage for working teams and all members work[ing] on [the] same project from different locations
  • Best for medium/small size organizations with balanced integrated system
  • Documentation need revisions and should add more details
  • Support team requires more confidence/knowledge to understand customer problems
  • Sometime [there are] sudden delays in synchronization of data but overall it's perfect
Lavish Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • SQL Query Service is perfect
  • Backup versions in the cloud are extremely valuable.
  • It provides each and every using details, that is available online.
  • Data Storage has a limitation of 200 MB, when uploaded trough console.
  • Collaboration and sharing needs improvements
  • UI needs improvements
Qamar Abbas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It stores data that can be retrieved anytime.
  • It provides each and every using details, that is available online.
  • New users can access the online tutorials to get better user experience.
  • Data Storage has limitation of 200 MB, when uploaded trough console.
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is difficult to use properly without proper guidance
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage can be accessed only having IBM Cloud Account.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Security - We did many tests with many cloud solutions and IBM performed in the top options
  • They have a cold vault service that is perfect for backups
  • Easy to scale
  • Easy to setup with multiple devices
  • The speed, this was a important part, but we still have many desyncs.
  • Setup with specific rules and data migrations can be a hassle.
  • The UI can be daunting, it needs another look from UX perspective.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Affordability.
  • Cloud compatibility.
  • Storing and/or managing unstructured data.
  • I cannot think of any area IBM cloud storage needs to improve. It is a complete service - where users can store and/or manage unstructured data, build, deploy, and AI models. Complete with videos to learn about Watson Studio.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Runs without delay
  • Processes large amounts of data quickly
  • Accessible for users of different technical levels
  • The UI and layout of applied storage should be simplified.
  • Commercial rates should be easier to quote.
December 22, 2021

Good place to start

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Objects (data) in an object-storage system are accessed via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
  • You can store any number of static files on an object storage instance to be called by an API.
  • File storage
  • Block storage offers an alternative to file-based storage—one with improved efficiency and performance.
  • Linkages with thirds party ( Aure / AWS etc).
November 18, 2021

The IBM way

Score 10 out of 10
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  • We can upload files of any type
  • The default storage capacity is 25 Gb
  • We can choose even payed service for more capacity
  • Region and data centre options are available
  • On premium account you can get best support
  • I think file uploaded should be allowed to edit or modify
  • There could be more options for a free account
  • Overall no issues
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Managing unstructured data.
  • Helping us deal with lot of data with the help of multiple petabytes.
  • Accessing data on the cloud becomes easy.
  • Cost is one the major fields where IBM Cloud Storage can improve.
  • The UI of the applied storage is a bit complex.
  • Overall there are not much issues I face.