Overview

Store your data safely in the cloud with more choices to meet your data storage needs. IBM Cloud® Object Storage offers worldwide locations for your data storage needs with three resiliency options.

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Resiliency option details

  Cross Region Regional Single Data Center 
Definition -Multi-regional protection with concurrent regional access. -Multi-site protection within a region with concurrent data center access. -Single Data Center protection and access.
Recommended use

-When business continuity across multiple regions is top of mind.

-When availability and resiliency are highest priorities.

-Best combination of price, performance, and availability.

-Recommended over Cross Region for most use cases — application development, analytics, big data, data lakes and low-latency workloads.

-This is the default resiliency choice.

-When in-country data is a top priority.

-When dictated by data locality restrictions.
Latency -100s of milliseconds -10s of milliseconds -10s of milliseconds
Availability of IBM Cloud service integrations -Not all IBM Cloud service integrations are available to Cross Region. -Regional has the broadest coverage of supported IBM Cloud service integrations.

-Not all IBM Cloud service integrations are available to Single Data Center. 

-Additionally, some services that are available may be hosted outside the region.

Protection -Protection against entire regional unavailability or outage. -Protection includes entire site outage but not regional outages. -In the event of a data center level disaster (fire, flooding etc.), data may be unrecoverable.  Customer backup is recommended.