Storage Made Easy® Drive for IBM COS

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Mount IBM Cloud™ Object Storage as a Native Desktop Drive

The IBM COS Drive enables users to mount and interact with IBM Cloud Object Storage as a local disk. Browse and open remote files with your favorite desktop applications including the Microsoft Office Suite. Use File Explorer to copy, move and rename objects as if they were files and folders. Supports private cloud and public cloud IBM COS.
The drives are licensed for single-user desktop use. Contact sales for enterprise pricing and server use cases.


  • Drag and Drop

    Use the Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder to drag and drop files and folders between local and cloud storage. Use object storage for offsite backup, data migration or to free up space.

  • Interact with Files

    Users can now browse, open and save files from cloud storage directly from their regular desktop applications. Just use the application's File Open or Save function.

  • Performance

    The drive is optimized for large and deep folder hierarchies. Metadata and files are cached and only downloaded as needed. An Upload Manager synchronizes updated files with object storage.

  • Simple Installation

    Just provide the storage endpoint and credentials and the drive is ready to use as a native desktop Windows drive or Mac volume.

Key Features

  • The Drive enables objects to be browsed, opened and edited as files from any application. To a user, it works like a local file system.

  • Buckets appear as top-level folders – simply create and delete as folders.

  • Reorganize storage by moving files and folders within and between buckets.

  • Moving and renaming of files and folders is supported. User actions are mapped to underlying operations that IBM COS supports.

  • Files are uploaded asynchronously. Users can view and manage the upload queue.

  • Drives can be referenced in scripts and used from the command prompt just like local file systems.

  • Use for shared file systems, offsite backup, data migration or to free up space from local disk.

  • Fully brandable for white label, OEM or corporate use. Ability to lock down endpoint.



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