IBM Cloud Object Storage is a highly scalable cloud storage service, designed for high durability, resiliency and security. Store, manage and access your data via our self-service portal and RESTful APIs. Connect applications directly to Cloud Object Storage use other IBM Cloud Services with your data.
IBM Cloud Object Storage provides unstructured data storage for cloud applications. Libraries and SDKs support a common set of S3 API functions for connecting new applications to scalable cloud storage and integrating your data into other services on the IBM Cloud Platform as well as IBM Watson services. IBM Cloud Object Storage is available with Regional, Cross Region and single site resiliency options worldwide.
Choose storage classes based on your usage patterns. Smart Tier delivers automatic cost optimization for any of your workloads especially for changing or unknown data patterns. For known usage patterns, we offer Standard, Vault and Cold Vault for active, less-active, and cold workloads respectively. For rarely used data that requires long-term retention, simply set an Archive rule with our existing storage-class tiers allowing you to reduce costs even further with our lowest priced Archive storage.
Smart Tier is a new storage option that delivers automatic cost optimization for any workload especially with changing data patterns. Smart Tier has three built-in activity-based pricing tiers: hot, cool, and cold. At the end of each month, Smart Tier analyzes your monthly activity (a combination of average monthly storage, number of operations, and retrievals), and bills you at either the hot, cool, or cold rate based on the amount of storage and access.
With IBM Cloud Object Storage Aspera high-speed data transfer, you can improve data transfer performance by quickly transferring data over long distances, and under various network conditions. It is natively integrated into Cloud Object Storage and there is no additional cost for uploading data.
IBM Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies allow for granular access control at the bucket level using role-based policies. Key Protect support allows customers to have their own managed encryption keys for higher level data security.