Overview

Archive data to IBM Cloud®

IBM Cloud Object Storage tiering capabilities, file gateway partners and a broad ecosystem of integrated partner solutions help make it easier move and archive data in IBM Cloud Object Storage. You can realize cost savings directly related to reducing IT infrastructure and operational costs and help make data that was once out of reach accessible to your organization.

Common use cases

Deep archive for cold data

Deep archive for cold data

Store cold data to help reduce the cost of expensive network-attached storage (NAS) and take advantage of the global data access and scale available through cloud storage.

Flexible archive options

Flexible archive options

Store non read and write intensive data with two restore options; the Archive option for lowest cost with restore in 12 hours or less; and the Accelerated Archive option for faster restore in 2 hours or less.

Tape replacement

Tape replacement

Use the Archive option to avoid up-front costs and virtually eliminate the cost and burden of maintenance.

Regulatory archiving

Regulatory archiving

Use data archiving on object storage to help manage regulatory requirements for data compliance. Adhere to various compliance mandates and store data for an extended duration.

Media asset preservation

Media asset preservation

Preserve large amounts of rich media content, such as images or videos, on traditional storage inexpensively.

Large data set preservation

Large data set preservation

Use data archiving on object storage, such as genome data or IoT data, that need to be preserved for future use.

Capabilities

Key capabilities that enable this use case

Data transition using archive policies

Apply age-based policies to transition objects to lower-cost archive storage to reduce costs with Smart Tier, Standard, Vault and Cold Vault.

Lowest-cost tier

Data storage offered for as low as USD 0.00099 per GB per month and restore at USD 0.02 per GB.

Simple API

Use the simple API with support for S3 API constructs for transition lifecycle and restore. Write applications with IBM Cloud Object Storage SDKs.

Durable storage

Data-integrity mechanisms check, validate and apply self-repair capabilities. Designed for data durability of 99.999999999%. Individual results vary.

How clients use it

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