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End of Marketing for Object Storage OpenStack Swift (PaaS)

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Beginning August 1st, 2018 no new instances of Object Storage OpenStack Swift (PaaS) can be created. Existing Object Storage OpenStack Swift instances will continue to work and be supported. Customers are encouraged to use IBM Cloud Object Storage.

This does NOT apply to Object Storage OpenStack Swift (infrastructure) that is offered through the IBM Cloud Infrastructure.


IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM’s latest generation IBM Cloud Object Storage service is available in us-south (Dallas) and eu-gb (London) as well as other locations around the world.

Secure to the core

  • Integration with IBM Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows for granular access control at the bucket level using role-based policies.
  • All data is encrypted at-rest and in-flight by default.
  • Encryption keys are automatically managed by default but can optionally be self-managed or managed using IBM Key Protect.

Built for all your applications

  • Select the best resiliency to store your data – “Cross Region”, “Regional”, and “Single Location” storage options are available.
  • Flexible data storage classes for Active, Less Active, Cold and Dynamic workloads.
  • Integrated high speed data transfer with Aspera. Data ingress is free (in preview).
  • Lowest cost archive with lifecycle policies for long term data retention (in preview).
  • Analyze data directly in Cloud object Storage with IBM SQL Query (in preview).

Free Lite plan, Standard pay-as-you-go plan and subscription plans are available. Lower price per GB then Object Storage OpenStack Swift.
To get started create a Cloud Object Storage service instance.


Migration Guidance

The Object Storage OpenStack Swift service also served as the original object storage integration for projects in Watson Studio (previously Data Science Experience). Any new projects created in Watson Studio are now using IBM Cloud Object Storage. Watson Studio will be releasing migration guidance in the coming weeks that will allow you to transfer project assets from Object Storage OpenStack Swift to IBM Cloud Object Storage.

We recommend users update their applications and migrate their data to take advantage of new features as they become available in IBM Cloud Object Storage. Refer to the Cloud Object Storage documentation for migration instructions and how to use the data migration tool to more efficiently migrate your data.

If you are no longer using Object Storage OpenStack Swift and no longer need your data stored, delete your
instance from the IBM Cloud dashboard.
We are here to help! Reach out to us with any questions

Senior Offering Manager - Cloud Object Storage

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