IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i
IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i is the IBM solution for storing IBM i files in the cloud.
You can use Cloud Storage Solutions to copy files securely to and from the cloud, eliminating the need for tape drives, tape cartridges, and courier services for off-site storage.
To use Cloud Storage Solutions you must obtain cloud server space. You can obtain space by creating an account with a third-party cloud service provider. Or you can obtain space by configuring your own server to use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and act as a cloud server.
After you obtain cloud server space, you can create a Cloud Storage Solutions resource to represent that space. For example, a resource can represent an account with a cloud provider or an FTP-enabled server. You can then use the resource to copy files between the IBM i computer and the cloud space represented by the resource.
To work with resources and files directly, you can use the Cloud Storage Solutions native IBM i interface. To program your applications to work with resources and files you can use the Cloud Storage Solutions APIs.
Cloud Storage Solutions passes cloud file transfer information to a registered IBM i exit point. To have your applications receive that information, you can register the applications as exit programs and associate them with the Cloud Storage Solutions exit point.
You can use Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS) for i5/OS with Cloud Storage Solutions to transfer virtual save media to and from the cloud. For more information on using Cloud Storage Solutions with BRMS, see the Using Cloud Storage Solutions for i with BRMS wiki page.