What is IBM Cloud Object Storage?

Store, manage and access your data via our self-service portal and RESTful APIs. Connect applications directly to Object Storage and integrate IBM Cloud services.

IBM Cloud Object Storage features

Durable and reliable storage

Designed for data durability of 99.999999999%.  Data is sliced, and slices are dispersed across multiple devices in multiple facilities for resiliency. High data durability is maintained by built-in integrity checking and self-repair capabilities.

Regional resiliency

Select the best resiliency option for your data workload. Choose "Cross Region" to store unstructured data across three or more regions, or choose "Regional" resiliency to store your data within a single region.

Flexible storage classes

Choose storage classes for frequently accessed data, occasionally accessed data and long-term data retention with Standard, Vault and Cold Vault. Or, choose Flex class for dynamic data access needs that fluctuate month to month.

RESTful APIs and SDKs

The Cloud Object Storage API is a REST-based API and supports a common set of S3 API functions for programmatic access. SDKs are available for Java, Node.js and Python with support for Identify Access and Management (IAM) permissions.

Protect and Secure your Data

Data at rest is secured using server-side encryption and data in motion is secured using carrier-grade TLS/SSL. Gain additional control with role based policies and use IBM Identity and Access Manager (IAM) to set bucket level permissions.

Intuitive Management console

Access and manage your storage using the IBM Cloud Console. Quickly create buckets, upload and download objects and see usage details. You can view service endpoints and manage user credentials as well as IBM Cloud Platform service connections. 

How customers use it

Data Lake for Analytics

Provision IBM Cloud Object Storage to use as a low cost, scalable persistent storage layer for analytics, with optimized connectivity for Apache Spark.

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Data Lake for Analytics

Cloud-native data storage

SDKs are available and include support a common set of S3 API functions for programmatic access so dev ops teams can easily connect applications to scalable cloud storage and integrate with IBM Cloud Services.

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Cloud-native Data Storage

Data protection, backup and restore

Modernize your backup and data protection environment by using Cloud Object Storage as a highly durable, scalable, and secure destination for backing up and archiving your critical data.

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Data protection, backup and restore

File services and collaboration

Centralize data and enable local, remote and cloud access with a user-friendly cloud-enabled file system. Facilitate global file sharing for simplified collaboration.

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File services and collaboration

Secure and Protected Archive

Durable storage services for longer term data retention with a range of storage classes for organizations who need fast, infrequent access to archive data.

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Secure and Protected Archive

Multi-purpose data repository

Reduce complexity and costs with one globally accessible, secure and protected data repository for one or more of your applications and content types.

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Multi-purpose data repository

IBM Cloud Object Storage versions

IBM Cloud Object Storage Service

Provision an Object Storage instance on the IBM Public Cloud. Object Storage is free on the Lite plan. The paid Standard plan offers scalable storage.

Cloud Object Storage Dedicated

Select dedicated, single-tenant cloud object storage service to meet your needs for workload isolation and customization.

Cloud Object Storage System

Deploy Object Storage in your own data centers using IBM appliances or IBM software running on industry-standard hardware certified by IBM.

Customer success stories

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