February 7, 2019 | Written by: Neil Taylor
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IBM Cloud Object Storage as a capacity tier
In Jordan’s blog on Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 you would have seen that Veeam is now natively integrated with IBM Cloud Object Storage (ICOS). This offers new data management capabilities to automate the movement of virtual machine backups to lower-cost, long-term storage as they age out of the required operational restore window.
ICOS storage class tiers and resiliency options
ICOS offers the following storage class tiers:
- Standard tier for data with active workloads
- Vault for less-active workloads
- Cold Vault for cold workloads
- Flex for dynamic workloads
- Archive for long-term retention
You will need to understand how often you will access ICOS to restore the backup and select the correct option. Next, select the appropriate resiliency option: Cross Region, Regional, or single data center.
ICOS and Veeam setup
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