IBM Launches Object Storage on Bluemix
IBM Object Storage, a new service on Bluemix, enables developers to simply and securely store and access growing volumes of unstructured data.IBM has announced IBM Object Storage, an IBM Cloud service that enables developers to interactively compose and connect object storage into their apps. This service, which comes as a follow-on to IBM’s recent acquisition of Cleversafe, provides app developers with a scalable, API-accessible platform to store and retrieve unstructured data, as well as build apps around this content. Available in beta on Bluemix, IBM’s Platform as a Service, Object Storage also enables developers to access this valuable data from external apps.
IBM Object Storage makes it faster, easier and more secure for developers to tap into and store growing volumes of unstructured data, including images, documents and videos. It’s estimated that out of the 2.5 billion gigabytes of data which are created every day, 80 percent is comprised of unstructured content. As the volume of the world’s digital images, photos, sound files and more grows, so does the value of this unstructured data to developers building intelligent, useful and creative apps. But, this bulky and hard-to-understand data is not only challenging to store efficiently, it is also difficult to store in a way that enables app creators to easily tap into it and seamlessly build apps around the valuable intelligence the unstructured data offers. IBM Object Storage, easily accessible on IBM Cloud, enables developers to compose and connect object-based storage into their apps – using a single API to retrieve it rapidly and securely from apps both inside and outside of Bluemix, IBM said. This enables developers to build and scale their apps around this content, and in turn, create new ways to tap into its value.
Moreover, to help solve the challenge of how to capture, store and gain intelligence from rapidly increasing amounts of unstructured data, IBM has built a portfolio of technologies - including IBM Object Storage and its recent acquisition of Cleversafe. Cleversafe’s portfolio enables businesses to efficiently store and manage massive amounts of data throughout their organization, helping them to scale and connect into large-scale content repositories, backup, archives and more.
Through tapping the OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) API for API-based data access and OpenStack Identity (Keystone) for authentication, IBM Object Storage offers developers: