Store critical data in the cloud

Get a no-cost USD 1,500 credit to use IBM Cloud® Object Storage for 90 days.



How it’s used

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery

IBM Cloud Object Storage offers a scalable, secure destination to back up your critical data. It reduces the cost of backups while still retaining immediate access.

Data archiving

Data archiving

Consolidate archive data and store it in IBM Cloud Object Storage, where it is cost-effective, permanently available and protected.

Cloud-native application

Cloud-native application

Build integrated apps using compute runtimes and microservices and IBM Cloud Object Storage services for data storage. SDKs support API functions.

AI and big data analytics

AI and big data analytics

Create a data lake in IBM Cloud Object Storage and extract actionable insights, using query-in-place, analytics and machine-learning tools.

IBM Cloud SQL Query

A serverless, interactive querying service for analyzing data.


IBM Cloud Object Storage highlights

Smart Tier

Smart Tier automates tier classification and cost optimization based on data activity. It’s ideal for unknown or changing data usage patterns.

High durability and resiliency

Built for 99.99999999% data durability. Select the resiliency option for the location, availability and performance you need. Individual results vary.

Data protection and security

Manage encryption keys with IBM Key Protect. Set role-based policies and access permission with IBM Cloud Identity and Access Management Services.

Fast data transfer

Securely move data to IBM Cloud Object Storage with the natively integrated Aspera high-speed data transfer option. Upload data at no cost.

Query data in place

Analyze data fast in IBM Cloud Object Storage with IBM SQL Query. Tap into your data simply to extract, transform and load (ETL) data.

Immutable object storage

Preserve electronic records and protect data against deletion or modification.

Quota management

Manage storage cost by limiting bucket usage. Once the limit is reached, you can’t add data unless you extend the limit. Set a threshold-based alert.

Keep your own key

Integration with IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Crypto Services offers enhanced data security, encryption options and more granular control and authority.

Accelerated archive

With a faster restore option of up to two hours, you can access your dormant data faster, while saving on storage costs for your long-term data.

Build your skills

IBM Cloud Object Storage Training and Certification

Build storage skills through the “IBM Cloud Object Storage” course contained within the Cloud Developer Professional curriculum.