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IBM Cloud Object Storage System Product Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: A newer draft version of this publication is available


Published on 11 November 2021, updated 11 November 2021

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ISBN-10: 073846015x
ISBN-13: 9780738460154
IBM Form #: SG24-8439-02

Authors: Alexander Gavrin, Bradley Leonard, Hao Jia, Johan Verstrepen, Jussi Lehtinen, Lars Lauber, Patrik Jelinko, Raj Shah, Steven Pratt and Vasfi Gucer

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    Object storage is the primary storage solution that is used in the cloud and on-premises solutions as a central storage platform for unstructured data. IBM® Cloud Object Storage (COS) is a software-defined storage platform that breaks down barriers for storing massive amounts of data by optimizing the placement of data on commodity x86 servers across the enterprise.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the major features, use case scenarios, deployment options, configuration details, initial customization, performance, and scalability considerations of IBM Cloud® Object Storage on-premises offering. For more information about the IBM Cloud Object Storage architecture and technology that is behind the product, see IBM Cloud Object Storage Concepts and Architecture: System Edition, REDP-5537-02.

    The target audience for this publication is IBM Cloud Object Storage IT specialists and storage administrators.

    Table of Contents

    Summary of changes

    Chapter 1. IBM Cloud Object Storage System overview

    Chapter 2. Planning and sizing an IBM Cloud Object Storage System

    Chapter 3. IBM Cloud Object Storage Gen2 hardware appliances

    Chapter 4. Deployment options

    Chapter 5. Initial setup and configuration

    Chapter 6. Scalability

    Chapter 7. IBM Cloud Object Storage System File Access


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