- Author: IBM
- Date of last update: 09/30/2019
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.
Storage for the IBM Cloud
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.
Built-in Aspera high-speed transfer
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.
Storage Classes and Archive Policy
Choose storage classes based on your usage patterns for active, less-active, and cold workloads with Standard, Vault, and Cold Vault respectively. Use Flex class for dynamic data access with usage patterns that are hard to predict. For rarely used data that requires long-term retention, simply set an Archive policy with our existing storage-class tiers allowing you to reduce costs even further with our lowest priced Archive storage.
Access and Key Management
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.