Efficient storage for demanding requirements

IBM Cloud Object Storage platforms are well suited for applications that require scalable and flexible systems for unstructured data that need to be in your data center. They can be managed by your staff and adhere to your IT processes or governance requirements. Store any petabyte- or exabyte-scale unstructured data reliably and securely—with high availability and without replication. And power a broad range of applications and workloads supported by a trusted portfolio of IBM expertise and services capabilities.

“We’re effectively increasing our storage footprint while decreasing budget and administrative overhead.”

Rob Ruth - VP of IT Operations - Hightail

Object Storage On Premises resources

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

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

Demo: IBM Cloud Object Storage

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White paper: IBM Cloud Object Storage System features and benefits

Discover IBM Cloud Object Storage features and benefits, and learn how IBM is solving storage challenges at petabytes and beyond.

Analyst report: Frost & Sullivan, Five Reasons the New IBM Cloud Object Storage May Solve Your Enterprise Data Storage Challenges

Here are five reasons why IBM Cloud Object Storage might be just what your organization needs.

Features

Flexible Configurations

Each customer’s situation and requirements are unique. In IBM Cloud Object Storage on-prem system can be deployed in three different top-level configurations:

  • Single-site
  • Vault mirror at two locations: maintains data availability even when only one location is online
  • Geo-dispersed across three or more locations: protects data from location-level outages without multiple copies

These deployment options are implemented at the storage pool level: one dsNet system with multiple storage pools could support more than one of these options simultaneously. This flexibility means that a dsNet system can be configured to deliver scale, manageability, always-on operation and efficiency for a wide range of different circumstances.

With a dsNet system, any number of locations from one location to many is supported. All that is required is a public or private network connection linking them together. This is possible because we have made building a secure product a priority from the beginning.

Software defined and hardware-aware

Deploy an IBM Cloud Object Storage platform on either IBM hardware or qualified third-party hardware in your data center, and run the software on industry-standard x86 servers. Designed with a shared-nothing architecture to allow virtually unlimited scalability, the system supports strong data consistency for its access across multiple time zones. Distributed erasure coding helps ensure data is always available, even when multiple drives, nodes, networks or sites have failed. Fully manage physical and logical components of the entire system through a browser-based single pane of glass or a comprehensive API-based management system.

Unmatched flexibility

Deploy object storage services for both traditional and born-on-cloud applications and services, thanks to support for both file and object storage workloads. Employ a rich set of RESTful APIs to program data for access using OpenStack Swift or S3, and native Network File System (NFS) or other compatible interfaces including Server Message Block (SMB) protocol through a gateway.

Massive scalability

Enjoy virtually unlimited capacity with no centralized metadata management process and no limit to metadata size and number of attributes. All metadata is treated the same as data, in that it is uniquely addressed and erasure coded for protection. Never run out of object namespace and capacity to store the objects or their metadata.

Powerful simplicity

Easily manage hundreds of petabytes or more with a small staff. A robust management GUI allows you to easily provision, monitor, troubleshoot and secure the storage system with minimal intervention. Integrate with other management systems or preferred tools using comprehensive API-based management capabilities. Easily collect extensive metrics on system health and performance, and present that data to clients in easy-to-navigate graphs and tables.

Built-in efficiency

Achieve high efficiency at cloud scale with up to 70 percent reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) when compared to traditional storage.1 Take advantage of built-in reports and interactive charts that help ensure the system is operating at optimal efficiency.

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Highly secure

Protect data at rest using automatic AES-256 encryption and SHA-256 hash. Secure data in motion using built-in TLS/SSL or SNMPv3 with AES encryption. Generate and manage credentials for each user access and apply digital certificates to protect all network connections against rogue attacks.

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

Discover a new approach to solving the challenges of storing large volumes of unstructured data.

Analyst report: ESG, The Rise of Object Storage

What is object storage and how can it address exponential data growth? Discover the answers in this ESG report.

Case study: Datatility

Learn how Datatility implemented a resilient, cost-effective, multi-tenant cloud-storage solution.

Resources

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

White paper: IBM Cloud Object Storage System features and benefits

Discover IBM Cloud Object Storage features and benefits, and learn how IBM is solving storage challenges at petabytes and beyond.

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

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

Discover a new approach to solving the challenges of storing large volumes of unstructured data.

White paper: A solutions approach to web-scale storage

White paper: A solutions approach to web-scale storage

Explore a solutions approach to unstructured data, and learn how to tackle the challenge of exponential growth.

Case study: Datatility

Case study: Datatility

Learn how Datatility implemented a resilient, cost-effective, multi-tenant cloud-storage solution.

Case study: Hightail

Case study: Hightail

Read how Hightail addressed the need for an easy-to-manage object storage solution that can scale cost-effectively to meet capacity demands.

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

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

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

Analyst report: ESG, The Rise of Object Storage

What is object storage and how can it address exponential data growth? Discover the answers in this ESG report.

Here are five reasons why IBM Cloud Object Storage might be just what your organization needs

Analyst report: Frost & Sullivan, Five Reasons the New IBM Cloud Object Storage May Solve Your Enterprise Data Storage Challenges

Here are five reasons why IBM Cloud Object Storage might be just what your organization needs.

Analyst report: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Analyst report: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Delivering scalable storage for file, objects and big data analytics, see why Gartner recognized IBM as a leader in this space.

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