Flexible storage for evolving business workloads

IBM Cloud Object Storage Public Services offers a scalable and durable unstructured data store for a broad range of workloads, including cloud-native applications and on-premises data. IBM provides a portfolio of robust, cloud-based object storage public services designed to deliver superior flexibility in data access frequency and resiliency. Employ stand-alone services or integrate them with other IBM Cloud services including analytics, compute and cognitive services.

Accessible through a self-service portal, the cloud-based services reside on the shared multi-tenant IBM Cloud infrastructure spanning a global network of data centers managed by IBM experts. Access the highly secure services from anywhere in the world through object storage RESTful APIs including OpenStack Swift and S3–compatible APIs. IBM Cloud Object Storage Public Services is priced based on a consumption model; clients pay for only what they use on a monthly basis. No fixed or CapEx costs are involved at any time.

Benefits of IBM Cloud Object Storage Public Services

  • Flexible: Match your workload requirements for a wide variety of applications including cloud-native applications such as Internet of Things and mobile or on-premises applications such as archiving, backup and content repositories.
  • Scalable: Start at any initial capacity with virtually unlimited scalability. Scale your capacity usage up or down at any time, and pay for only what you use.
  • Resilient: Avoid downtime during hardware or software maintenance, power outages and link or site failures. Maintain services availability during region-wide outages, including natural disasters.
  • Secure: Protect data at rest using automatic provider-side AES-256 encryption and SHA-256 hash. Secure data in motion using built-in, carrier-grade TLS/SSL or SNMPv3 with AES encryption. Also generate and manage credentials for each user access, and use digital certificates to protect all network connections against rogue attacks.

Public cloud service portfolio

Multi-tenant IBM Cloud Object Storage Public Services is available in two classes: Standard and Vault.

  • Standard: This service is for unstructured data that requires frequent access, such as DevOps, collaboration and action content repositories.
  • Vault: This service is for workloads with infrequently accessed data, such as backup, archive and compliance workloads.

Implement Standard and Vault services in two resiliency options: Regional and Cross-Region:

  • Regional: Data is deployed in multiple IBM Cloud facilities within a single geographic zone, helping to protect data from common component failures and power outages.
  • Cross-Region: Data is deployed in IBM Cloud data centers across three or more geographic zones, helping ensure business continuity and workload data accessibility in multiple regions.

Resources

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

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Store and access up to 25GBs of data using our resilient Standard Cross-Region Service at no charge.

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Compare editions

  Standard Regional Standard Cross-Region Vault Regional Vault Cross-Region
Well suited for storing active data (collaboration and born-on-the-cloud application data) Check mark Check mark Dash Dash
Well suited for infrequently accessed data (compliance and backup application data) Dash Dash Check mark Check mark
Deployed across multiple data centers in a single geographic zone (business-critical data) Check mark Dash Check mark Dash
Deployed across data centers located in three or more geographic zones (mission-critical data) Dash Check mark Dash Check mark
Protects data from most common component failures and power outages Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
Provides additional protection of mission-critical data from region-wide outages such as natural disasters Dash Check mark Dash Check mark

Standard Regional

Choose the public service option based on your workload data access and resiliency requirements:
This high-performance, low-cost option for frequently accessed data is well suited for active content repositories, analytics, application testing, big data, DevOps, and sync and share applications. Pricing is based on storage capacity and bandwidth consumed. Pay for only what you use each month, and no separate charges apply for deploying your data in multiple data centers within a single geographic zone.

Standard Cross-Region

This option is for frequently accessed data that requires the highest level of availability. Your data is available through multiple endpoints across three or more geographic zones, helping ensure business continuity for use cases such as active content repositories, analytics, big data, mission-critical application hosting and worldwide collaboration. Pricing is based on storage capacity and bandwidth consumed. You pay for only what you use each month, and no separate charges apply for deploying your data in multiple regional data centers.

Vault Regional

This low-cost option is for less-frequently accessed data and is well suited for compliance data, incremental or full backup and archive data and infrequently accessed content repositories. Pricing is based on storage capacity and bandwidth consumed. An additional retrieval charge applies each time data is read. A minimum threshold for object size and storage period applies that is consistent with the intended use of this service for colder, less-active data. You pay only for what you use each month, and no separate charges apply for deploying your data in multiple data centers within a single geographic zone.

Vault Cross-Region

This option is for less-frequent access to data that requires the highest level of availability for business continuity. Your data is available through multiple end points across three or more geographic zones, making this option well suited for workloads and use cases that do not require frequent access of data, such as mission-critical compliance backup and archive data and mission-critical infrequently accessed content repositories.

Pricing is based on storage capacity and bandwidth consumed. An additional retrieval charge applies each time data is read. A minimum threshold for object size and storage period applies that is consistent with the intended use of this service for colder, less-active data. You pay for only what you use each month, and no separate charges apply for deploying your data in multiple regional data centers.

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Pricing

IBM Cloud Object Storage pricing - US published
Storage pricing (per GB/month)
Monthly volume
(TB)
Standard Regional
IBM COS
Vault Regional
IBM COS
Standard Cross-Region
IBM COS
Vault Cross-Region
IBM COS
0-499.99 $0.0220 $0.0120 $0.0300 $0.0200
500+ $0.0200 $0.0100 $0.0260 $0.0180
Note * Vault : 30 day minimum, 128kb minimum object size applies as part of capacity usage charge

 

Operational request pricing
  Standard Vault
PUT, COPY, POST, and LIST requests $ 0.006 per 1,000 requests $0.0125 per 1,000 requests
GET and all other Requests $ 0.005: per 10,000 requests $0.0125 per 10,000 requests
Delete Request No Charge No Charge
Retrieval No Charge $0.01 per GB

 

Public outbound bandwidth
Public outbound bandwidth U.S. Price (per GB)
0-50TBs $0.09
Next 100TBs $0.07
Next 350TBs $0.05
Greater than 500TBs
IBM Cloud Object Storage pricing - Europe
Storage pricing (per GB/month)
Monthly volume
(TB)
London
Standard Regional
London
Vault Regional
Frankfurt
Standard Regional
Frankfurt
Vault Regional
London/Frankfurt/Amsterdam
Standard Cross-Region
London/Frankfurt/Amsterdam
Vault Cross-Region
0-499.99 $0.0235 $0.0128 $0.0242 $0.0132 $0.0318 $0.0212
500+ $0.0214 $0.0107 $0.0220 $0.0110 $0.0276 $0.0191
Note * Vault : 30 day minimum, 128kb minimum object size applies as part of capacity usage charge

 

Operational request pricing
  Standard Vault
PUT, COPY, POST, and LIST requests $ 0.006 per 1,000 requests $0.0125 per 1,000 requests
GET and all other Requests $ 0.005: per 10,000 requests $0.0125 per 10,000 requests
Delete Request No Charge No Charge
Retrieval No Charge $0.01 per GB

 

Public outbound bandwidth
Public outbound bandwidth LON/FRA Regional Price and LON/AMS/FRA Cross Region Price (per GB)
0-50TBs $0.09
Next 100TBs $0.07
Next 350TBs $0.05
Greater than 500TBs

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Case study: Datatility

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Resources

White paper: The definitive guide to IBM Cloud Object Storage dispersed storage

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White paper: A solutions approach to web-scale storage

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Case study: Datatility

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Case study: Hightail

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Analyst report: Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Object Storage Report 2016

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Learn what object storage can do for your business. In this report, IBM was rated an overall leader.

Analyst report: ESG, The Rise of Object Storage

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