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.
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) and HMAC authentication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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