Flexible pricing

IBM Cloud Object Storage offers flexible pricing options.  Storage capacity pricing is based on location, resiliency and storage class selection.

Storage classes

Standard: active workloads

The Standard storage tier is used for active workloads that require higher performance and low latency and where data needs to be accessed frequently (multiple times a month). Pricing starts at USD 0.022 per GB/month.

Vault: less active workloads

The Vault storage tier is used for less active workloads that require infrequent data access (accessed once a month or less), but that require immediate, real-time access when needed. Pricing starts at USD 0.012 per GB/month.

Cold Vault: cold workloads

The Cold Vault storage class tier is used for cold workloads where data is primarily archived (accessed a few times a year) but requires immediate, real-time access when needed. Pricing starts at USD 0.006 per GB/month.

Flex: dynamic workloads

The Flex storage class tier is used for dynamic workloads (mix of hot and cold workloads) where access patterns are more difficult to predict. Pricing starts at USD 0.009 per GB/month.

Archive

Archive is used for long-term data retention needs. Data that can take time to restore. Objects can be transitioned from any storage-class tier to Archive (or restored from Archive to any storage-class tier) without incurring a minimum storage duration charge. Pricing starts at USD 0.002 per GB/month. *available only in select regions

Resiliency choices

Cross region

Your data is stored across three regions within a geography for highest availability and resiliency.

Regional

Your data is stored in multiple data center facilities within a single geographic region for high availability and performance.

Single data center

Your data is stored across multiple devices in a single data center for when data locality matters most.

Legal disclaimers

Vault deployment has a 30-day minimum duration, and a 128-KB minimum object size applies as part of the capacity usage charge.

Cold Vault deployment has a 90-day minimum duration, and a 256-KB minimum object size applies as part of the capacity usage charge.

Archive has a 90-day minimum duration charge. There is no minimum duration charge for objects moved to Archive from any storage-class tier.

All pricing is shown in US dollars.