IBM Launches IBM Object Storage to Manage Unstructured Data

By CIOReview | Friday, December 11, 2015
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ARMONK, NY: To solve the issue of storing and managing massive amounts of unstructured data, IBM has introduced IBM Object Storage- an IBM Cloud service soon after the acquisition of Cleversafe, provider of storage software.

Cleversafe’s portfolio enables businesses to effectively store and manage massive amounts of data throughout their organization, allowing them to scale and connect into large-scale content repositories, backup and archives.

Accessible in beta on Bluemix, an IBM’s Cloud Platform, IBM Object Storage enables app designers with a fully accessible, API-accessible platform to save and retrieve unstructured data. They can also build apps around those data and access them from external apps.

IBM Object Storage also supports OpenStack software, which controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or through the OpenStack API. With the help of OpenStack Object Storage API for API-based data access and OpenStack Identity for authentication, IBM Object Storage enables developers with the ability to compose and bind apps to object files; identity management and authentication to protect against unauthorized access to object based data.

It provides a service dashboard user interface for simple management, object browser, drag- and-drop upload and download from the developer’s desktop; security isolation for each object storage instance within Bluemix; and industry-adapted OpenStack Swift API and SDKs to access the object store.