|24 February 2016|

IBM has announced new object-based cloud storage services to help clients better manage their growing volumes of unstructured data.

The new IBM Cloud Object Storage will combine technology from the recently acquired leading object storage company, Cleversafe, with the IBM Cloud to provide enterprises with fast, flexible, hybrid cloud storage-as-a-service solutions.

With the new services, IBM will provide enterprises a choice of multiple APIs and the option to store massive amounts of data efficiently on-premise, on the IBM Cloud, or across the two in a hybrid environment, with the same level of reliability and consistency of technology across all deployment models.

IDC estimates that 80% of new cloud applications are predicted to be big-data intensive. Cleversafe object storage technology enables data-intensive clients to scale to exabytes of storage, or billions of gigabytes.

“One of the biggest challenges enterprises face today is the massive growth of data, fueled by cloud, mobile, IoT, analytics, social media, cognitive and other technologies organizations eagerly employ to transform their business and engage customers,” said John Morris, general manager,  IBM Cloud Object Storage. “By bringing Cleversafe technology to the cloud with these services, we will empower clients with the choice and flexibility needed to better balance storage cost, location, and compliance control requirements across their data sets and essential applications.”