IBM Cloud Object Storage Concepts and Architecture: An Under-the-Hood Guide for IBM Cloud Object Storage

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 22 March 2017, updated 24 March 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738456039
ISBN-13: 9780738456034
IBM Form #: REDP-5435-00
(22 pages)

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Authors: Deepak Rangarao, Vasfi Gucer

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Abstract

Object storage is the primary data resource used in the cloud, and it is also increasingly used for on-premise solutions. Object storage is growing for the following reasons:


  • It is designed for scale in many ways (multi-site, multi-tenant, massive amounts of data).
  • It is easy to use and yet meets the growing demands of enterprises for a broad expanse of applications and workloads.
  • It allows users to balance storage cost, location, and compliance control requirements across data sets and essential applications.


Due to its characteristics, object storage is becoming a significant storage repository for active archive of unstructured data, both for public and private clouds.

IBM® Cloud Object Storage provides industry leading flexibility enabling your organization to handle unpredictable but always changing needs of business and evolving workloads.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains the architecture of IBM Cloud Object Storage and the technology behind the product. In other words, it is an under-the-hood guide for IBM Cloud Object Storage.

The target audience for this paper is IBM Cloud Object Storage architects, IT specialists, and technologists.

Table of contents

Introduction
Flexible deployment options
IBM Cloud Object Storage architecture
How IBM Cloud Object Storage works
Service features

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