IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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IBM Cloud Object Storage

Overview

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.
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How IBM Cloud Object Storage Differs From Its Competitors

IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

IBM Cloud Object Storage's integration with IBM Aspera allows for high-speed data transfer to and from the storage service over a wide area network (WAN) infrastructure. This can be an effective way to transfer large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. IBM Aspera uses a proprietary transfer …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Flexible Storage Tiers

The flexibility of IBM Cloud Object Storage's storage class tiers can be beneficial for organizations in terms of managing costs based on their data access needs. The different storage classes (Active, Cool, Cold and dynamic) are designed to provide different levels of data access and durability …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

IBM object cloud storage is best for third-party integrations. I faced no problems with data integration and transfer. As expected, IBM cloud storage makes things easier for users. IBM object cloud storage is excellent when you use it on WAN. You should use IBM cloud integration for data storage …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Built-in SQL Query

Excellent service reliability and remarkable cloud efficiency. Having this feature has allowed for the versatile management of many large data inputs across different systems, as well as a safe space in which the user may store and retrieve whatever data they need, whenever they need it. Their …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

In terms of commercial output, IBM Cloud Object Storage's speed, especially when delivering huge amounts of data, is both great and cost-effective. IBM Cloud's built-in features make it simple to work with any kind of data, in any format, and the security measures used to guard user data on the …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Flexible Storage Tiers

IBM Cloud Object Storage's safe pathways for transferring data to other users and its speed in doing so are two of the software's many strengths, along with its superior time and cost management capabilities. IBM Cloud Object Storage provides real-time data analytics swiftly and generates reports …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

It's very fast, and whenever the turnaround time for file transfer is shorter, it results in quicker uploads and downloads, results in a happy customer experience for us. Along with that data, atomicity is the biggest advantage in addition to its integrity.
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Built-in SQL Query

Very reliable services and the efficiency of its cloud capabilities is amazing. The capability has easily enabled flexible handling of multiple big data that are imported across different systems and secure the environment where the user can store and access any required data easily and very …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

The performance speed especially when transporting a large amount of data through IBM Cloud Object Storage is excellent and cost-effective on the business production. The functionalities allow easy handling of any data type and format without any problem and protection against cloud data threats …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Flexible Storage Tiers

IBM Cloud Object Storage allows quick access to any information through its secure channels and faster transfer of any data to various users and the ability to manage time and cost using the software is very excellent. The accuracy of the reports that are generated through IBM Cloud Object Storage …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Built-in SQL Query

It is highly advantageous to perform various kinds of data analysis tasks. It allows [us] to access a variety of information and also enables us to combine data from various data sources. It provides an extremely secure and flexible storage solution [that] prevents the issues associated with local …
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IBM Cloud Object Storage Data Transfer

The ability to move data to IBM Cloud Object Storage with the natively integrated IBM Aspera is quite good and extremely helpful. As previously mentioned, it is very cost-effective, flexible, and scalable cloud storage for unstructured data. It has improved overall productivity and helped …
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Popular Features

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  • Security controls (125)
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  • Dynamic scaling (120)
    8.5
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  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (118)
    8.1
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  • Monitoring tools (120)
    8.0
    80%

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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
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Product Demos

What is Object Storage?
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Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

8.2Avg 8.3
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Product Details

What is IBM Cloud Object Storage?

IBM Cloud Object Storage makes it possible to store practically limitless amounts of data, simply. 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 manage costs while meeting data access needs. The integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option makes it easier to transfer data to and from Cloud Object Storage, and query-in-place functionality supports running analytics directly on users' data.

Features

Storage classes. 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

Screenshot of Setting upScreenshot of Creating Storage BucketsScreenshot of Access ManagementScreenshot of Create, Add and Manage Storage BucketsScreenshot of Upload DataScreenshot of Usage 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 TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Google Cloud Storage and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) are common alternatives for IBM Cloud Object Storage.

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

The most common users of IBM Cloud Object Storage are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Data Archiving
  • Cloud Content Distribution
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Large-scale Data Analytics
  • Limited File Management Features
  • Limited Third-Party Integrations
  • Limited data deduplication
Adriel Gimenez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM's cloud dedicated hosting is particularly important for total isolation.
  • The VPN allows me to have maximum flexibility.
  • It improves the performance of my websites.
  • It is very cost effective and we pay only for what we need or more.
  • The IBM cloud object storage is very network based that it cannot achieve performance like hardware.
  • Extra space do cost more when you do become ready for that expansion.
  • Pulling big project data across cloud platforms slows performance.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • Highly dependable cloud migration services.
  • The needs I have for the modernisation of my business have been met at a price I can afford.
  • The establishment of a consolidated hub for the creation of designs and developments.
  • Application to first-use of the system.
  • It's not simple to move a lot of data across different systems.
  • Configuring complex Cloud features is also challenging.
Hootan Dehbonei | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • Providing security services
  • Providing centralized development and design solution facilities
  • Affordable and tailored solutions to my demands in the modernization of my company
  • Trustworthy services for migration to cloud
  • More focused approach to cashflow
Robert Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is designed to provide high durability and availability for data stored in the cloud. It does this by replicating data across multiple Availability Zones within a region, and by storing data in multiple geographic regions.
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage also provides a number of features that make it well-suited for storing large amounts of data. For example, it offers infinite scalability, meaning that you can store as much data as you need without having to worry about capacity limits. It also offers a variety of data protection features, such as encryption at rest and in transit, and the ability to create snapshots of data for easy recovery in the event of data loss.
  • A few areas where IBM Cloud Object Storage could improve include:
  • Making it easier to manage data and permissions. It can be difficult to keep track of who has access to what data, and what they can do with it.
  • Adding more features for analyzing and visualizing data. It would be helpful to be able to see more information about how data is being used and to have better tools for exploring it.
  • Improving performance. Sometimes the system can be slow, particularly when dealing with large amounts of data.
  • Making it easier to integrate with other systems. It can be challenging to connect IBM Cloud Object Storage to other tools and platforms.
Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy to access stored business information
  • The reports on multiple data processing are quickly created.
  • Capacity planning and other cloud data storage platform management
  • Implementation on the initial usage of the platform
  • Migrating a large amount of data across platforms is not an easy task.
  • Setting the advanced Cloud functionalities is not easy also.
December 22, 2021

Good place to start

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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).
Enna Hagees-Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
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