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IBM Cloud Object Storage System Product Guide

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on 09 March 2023

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IBM Form #: SG24-8439-03

Authors: Chris de Almeida, Joe Dorio, Israel Feygelman, Vasfi Gucer, Max Huber, Michael Knieriemen, Lars Lauber, Jussi Lehtinen and Jaswinder Singh Saini

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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-5537-03.

    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


    Special Notices

    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.