Manage massive data growth with flexible, scalable and simple object storage

Your content is diverse and growing rapidly. IBM Cloud Object Storage turns your storage challenges into business advantages. It gives you flexibility to store your data in private, hybrid or public cloud to help reduce storage costs while reliably supporting both traditional and cloud-native workloads for enterprise mobile, social, analytics and cognitive computing.

Adopt hybrid cloud object storage that adapts to your workload needs


Choose deployment options that meet your needs, including dedicated or shared cloud, implemented within a region or across multiple regions, managed by your organization or IBM.

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Achieve massive scalability for any volume of data or any business need, either on premises or in the IBM Cloud data centers worldwide.

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Enhance efficiency and reduce costs by using an intuitive, single pane of glass for storage management.

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Enhance agility

Implement powerful object storage that lets you move your workload data as your business needs change.

How does it work?

Enhance flexibility

Workloads, applications and data are defined by diversity — diversity in performance, compliance, proximity to compute resources, CAPEX vs. OPEX and more. That is why a one-size fits-all approach is sub optimal. With IBM Cloud Object Storage, choose from private on-premises, dedicated, public — or any combination of the three — to match your unique requirements.

Private on-premises
Deploy IBM Cloud Object Storage in your own data centers for maximum control and use your established data management processes. IBM Cloud Object Storage software runs on industry-standard hardware.

Do you need isolation in the cloud? Select a single-tenant object storage system that uses dedicated bare metal servers in the IBM Cloud. Choose IBM Cloud data centers that meet your needs. Let IBM experts manage it for you.

Choose a public cloud deployment to prepare for unpredictable data growth. The IBM Cloud offers multiple classes of object storage public services in a shared multi-tenant infrastructure. Pay for only what you use.

Expand the object storage system in your data center through customized integration with the worldwide network of IBM Cloud data centers. Pay by the month — no fixed or CAPEX costs are required at any point.

The need for hybrid cloud object storage

Manage exponential data growth to your business advantage.

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Additional resources

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A solutions approach to web-scale storage
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Case studies: Companies with fast data growth rely on IBM Cloud Object Storage

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University of Chicago: Accelerating cancer research
The University of Chicago built a cancer genomic research repository that’s expected to scale to exabytes of data.

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Hogarth: Facilitating global collaboration
Marketing implementation agency Hogarth implemented a fast, cost-effective and distributed storage environment to support the tremendous archival storage demands of its global video production studio network.

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KDDI: Achieving carrier-grade reliability
Japanese telecommunications firm KDDI implemented web-scale storage to securely and efficiently store 20 PB of consumer images, videos and media for its 13 million subscribers.

What analysts are saying about object storage

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Critical Capabilities for Object Storage Report 2016

Learn what object storage can do for your business. In this report, IBM is rated an overall leader.

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IDC MarketScape:
Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2016 Vendor Assessment

Discover why IBM remains a leader in object-based storage for the third consecutive year.

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IDC Market Spotlight:
Adoption of Object-Based Storage for Hyperscale Deployments Continues

Examine the considerations around choosing an object-based storage solution that helps solve the problems of scale, management and costs.

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Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Delivering scalable storage for file, objects and big data analytics: see why Gartner recognizes IBM as a leader in this space.

See how data-driven industries solve their biggest storage challenges

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Media and entertainment

From 4K resolutions to on-demand services, media and entertainment companies can reliably produce, deliver and store content with less cost.

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Service providers

Cost-efficiently store, analyze and access data at scale to deliver competitive enterprise and consumer offerings with confidence.

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Financial services

Adopt flexible, scalable and secure storage solutions that help eliminate data vulnerability at scale — and meet strict compliance regulations.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Implement secure, always-accessible data repositories to focus on what really matters: saving lives.

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Efficiently store, manage and access sensitive mission-critical data at scale — securely and without compromise.

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Oil and gas

Enable exploration and discovery teams to handle data effectively so they can uncover key insights and make smarter decisions.

Build compelling applications with the IBM Cloud Object Storage service

Developers: Cloud object storage as a service

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