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IBM® Cloud Storage Solutions for i is the IBM cloud solution for backing up IBM i data, product 5733-ICC.

You can use Cloud Storage Solutions to store IBM i files securely in the cloud, eliminating the need for tape drives, tape cartridges, and courier services for off-site storage. To store files, you must obtain server space from a cloud service provider. Next, you must create a Cloud Storage Solutions resource that defines the cloud server location and authorization information needed to access it. Last, you can copy files between the Integrated File System (IFS) on the IBM i and the cloud server.

You can work with resources and files directly by using Cloud Storage Solutions commands, or your applications can work with resources and files that use Cloud Storage Solutions API.

You can use Backup, Recovery, and Media Services (BRMS) for i with Cloud Storage Solutions to transfer virtual save media to and from the cloud. For more information on using Cloud Storage Solutions with BRMS, refer to BRMS Cloud Storage Solutions Requirements and Considerations and Using BRMS with Cloud Storage Solutions for i at IBM support pages. 

IBM Cloud Storage Solutions is also key for using IBM i in a cloud environment. The ability to do back ups, and restore from cloud storage, is crucial and there are no tape options for environments in the cloud.

 Notice - IBM Cloud  Storage Solutions for i (5733-ICC) provides an IBM i native connection to many cloud-based storage solutions by protocols such as S3. This enables IBM i native save files and other objects to transfer to cloud-based storage. The GUI interface that is included with Cloud Storage Solutions provides a way to validate that the IBM i native objects were successfully transferred to the cloud storage. Given that the most of users leverage the cloud-based storage interfaces vs the Cloud Storage Solutions GUI, starting in May of 2022, IBM no longer delivers enhancements or fixes to the Cloud Storage Solutions GUI. As an alternative, you can use your cloud provider’s interfaces. 

Key Information
Quick Start Guide for Cloud Storage Solutions
Latest Enhancements 

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Modified date:
05 August 2022