Back up your data on IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage provides durable, secure and cost effective cloud storage for a variety of backup needs. Protect the data in your datacenter by backing it up to IBM Cloud Object Storage to replace tape, streamline backup operations, and simplify archival processes. Most major backup software vendors integrate directly with IBM Cloud Object Storage and offer turnkey data backup solutions. For data in the cloud, leverage the cloud-native capabilities and the low cost of Cloud Object Storage for an automated, application-consistent backup and recovery solution. IBM Cloud Object Storage can scale as required for today’s ever-increasing backup demands and grow cost-effectively to meet new business requirements across the enterprise.

IBM Cloud Object Storage for backup and recovery

Common use cases

Tape replacement

Replace costly and inefficient tape backups, on-premises tape libraries, and offsite physical archiving.

Database backup

Use backup software in conjunction with IBM Cloud Object Storage to automatically back up on-premises databases to the cloud or back up IBM Cloud databases to low-cost object storage.

Disaster recovery

Use IBM Cloud Object Storage as part of your plan to meet recovery objectives for critical IT systems without incurring costly capital and operational infrastructure expenses.

Backup and restore capabilities

Resilient and available

IBM Cloud Object Storage disperses data across multiple nodes and physical locations to ensure durability and availability of your data. IBM Cloud Object Storage geo-dispersed capabilities are ideal for backup and data protection as data is always accessible, even in the case of a disaster or multiple failures. Choose the Regional service to store data across multiple data center facilities within a single geographic region, or the Cross-Region service to store data across multiple regions for highest data availability and resiliency.


IBM Cloud Object Storage offers multiple storage classes to help you optimize backup cost and data recovery objectives with, pay-as-you-go pricing with no upfront capital investments. Storage Tiers are available for active (Standard), cool (Vault), cold (Cold Vault), and dynamic (Flex) data, and archive policies can be applied with all tier classesto automatically move objects to long term, lower-cost, off-line storage, priced at $0.002 GB/Month. (US Region example)


Ideal for long-term storage of backup data, IBM Cloud Object Storage is designed for data durability of 99.999999999 percent. Data-integrity mechanisms are built in to constantly check and validate object state and apply self-repair capabilities — all done automatically with no customer intervention.

Fast data recovery

With fast and simple data access through a single API, IBM Cloud Object Storage offers fast data recovery to help ensure business continuity. You can access backup data much faster than with tape storage solutions to help meet regulatory, legal or business needs.


For maximum data protection, IBM Cloud Object storage offers default server-side encryption. Encryption keys are automatically managed by default, optionally customers can manage their own keys or use IBM Key Protect to help provision encrypted keys for applications across IBM Cloud.

Scale on demand

IBM Cloud Object storage seamlessly scales to meet your needs, making it easier to cost-effectively manage and meet data protection requirements across your enterprise.

Dynamic pricing tailored for your needs

IBM Cloud Object Storage offers flexible storage options that utilize data center regions across the globe. Choose the storage solution that works best for you.


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