New efficiencies that lower costs; increase performance

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, with up to 300% better performance for reads and up to 150% for writes.

Leverage IBM Spectrum® Discover for AI workflow

With new integrated connections to IBM Spectrum Discover metadata is automatically populated from IBM Cloud Object Storage into "Actionable Data." Search billions of objects in seconds using multiple search criteria. Data can also be tagged for future analysis and AI workflows.

Store objects and files at significantly lower cost

The dsNet® software within Cloud Object Storage uses patented information dispersal algorithms (IDA) to store unstructured objects at petabyte scale and beyond. The dsNet IDA uses erasure coding rather than replication to meet data storage reliability and availability requirements.

Reduce the complexity of managing large-scale storage

IBM provides an object storage solution that lowers TCO and reduces the complexity of managing petabyte or even exabyte-scale storage. This solution offers lower costs at start-up while delivering the scalability to ensure rapid growth in unstructured data will not outgrow storage capacity.

File access

IBM Cloud Object Storage brings data from edge devices with a virtual machine that provides a SMB or NFS interface to object storage.

A leader in object storage for 5 years

Learn why IBM was named a leader in 2020 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, for five years in a row.

Built-in industry compliance for safe data protection

WORM functionality allows data to be tamper proof. Customers can easily create a storage vault with a retention policy and lock down objects simply by putting them in the vault. The system supports strict SEC17a-4f requirements using standard S3 interface for access and uploads.

Flexible local or geo-dispersed data protection

The information dispersal technology requires only a single copy of information to be stored to support up to 8 nines availability and continuous access to your data.

Engineered for massive scalability

Get started with as little as 75 TB and grow to exabytes with investment protection. Cloud Object Storage is designed to scale easily by simply adding storage nodes for capacity or accessor nodes for throughput.

Easy to use software and flexible configurations

Leverage your hardware and management tools with IBM software to lower your costs and simplify your environment with the massive scale and efficiency of IBM Cloud Object Storage.

Autodelete with policy enabled object expiration

With new data life-cycle management, a simple policy can be set to automatically delete an object or objects from a bucket.

Case studies

Herman IT

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Herman IT

Herman IT developed a new data backup and archive service, taking advantage of IBM Cloud Object Storage solutions to enable fast, secure, reliable access to data.

Nightingale Health

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Nightingale Health

Read about groundbreaking blood-testing health solutions that use advanced proprietary analysis algorithms running on IBM Storage and Nutanix solutions.

The Bunker

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The Bunker

The Bunker uses IBM Cloud Object Storage to underpin an ultra-secure long-term archiving platform, housed in military-grade datacenters, offering a viable alternative to public cloud storage.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.

Additional products

IBM Storage Suite for IBM Cloud Paks

Fast track your journey to private cloud with native cloud acceleration. Build agile, secure persistent storage resources for your containers.

IBM Spectrum Scale

High performance scale-out storage software and enterprise data services with global federated capacity.

IBM Spectrum Discover

Simplify data for AI with a 360 degree view from edge to insight and reduce time for data organization and analysis.

IBM Storage Suite

Manage data growth and prepare for the cloud with a bundled suite of software-defined storage (SDS) solutions at a predictable, cost-per-terabyte price.


Transparently move and analyze file data from current Netapp, Dell/EMC or other file systems to IBM Cloud Object Storage in your data center.


Provides secure file sharing and remote file backup from edge to data center using IBM Cloud Object Storage.

IBM InfoSphere® Virtual Data Pipeline

Provision and refresh analytics and test data in just minutes.

IBM Cloud Object Storage service

Leverage a flexible and efficient public cloud storage service for unstructured data.