IBM Cloud Object Storage provides an industry-leading software-defined hyperscale and cost effective storage solution for data on the edge, the core data center or the private or public cloud. Our solution is used by customers across the globe for modernizing their infrastructure for AI, analytics, IoT, video and image repositories and cloud storage for service providers and secondary storage for the enterprise. With recent enhancements customers can lower storage costs up to 12%, using new 18 TB SMR drives and increase throughput up to 55 GB/s for a 12 node cluster. Customers can protect their data with our local or geo-dispersed data protection that can be customized for demanding data lakes and large capacity requirements. A new file access software gateway can now easily attach to any Windows or Linux file system using SMB or NFS access.