IBM Cloud Object Storage Review
May 04, 2021

IBM Cloud Object Storage Review

Luciano Ghilarducci | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Object Storage

I work as a reseller. Then I have supported many projects to offload on premises data to cloud.
It presents a good relation between costs and capacity therefore is a good solution for long term data retention.
Also some "cloud native" customers rely on this as a "data store".
  • Cost x Benefit
  • Availability
  • The costs for put and get operations may have a huge impact. It should be explained with more details to avoid pitfalls for new users.
  • For example, we had a user that was expending a lot of money with database storage on IBM Cloud. We created a workflow to offload the data from database to object storage. This saved the customer money and helped us to retain the customer on IBM Cloud.
Well, I think this feature has a huge potential, but personally I do not have a customer use case to show off.
At the moment we are working a case that involves a huge data transfer, and we will rely on ASPERA to move. ASPERA has an outstanding performance to data transfer. Has no peer on market.
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
IBM Cloud delivers a top tier cloud environment and in Brazil it has less expensive costs. This encourages users to give the jumpstart to cloud.
Backup is a good use case because you can move your data between storage tiers. Then, active data is kept "hot" and inactive data can be moved to "cold" vault, allowing to save money.

IBM Cloud Object Storage Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Not Rated
Monitoring tools
Not Rated
Security controls