Easy Access to Scalable Storage

vCloud Air Object Storage is a scalable, cost-effective and resilient storage solution for unstructured data. Gain instant, self-service access to storage capacity on demand and scale up to petabytes from any web environment.


Affordable On-Demand Object Storage

vCloud Air Object Storage helps bridge the gap between flat budgets and growing storage demand.

What vCloud Air Object Storage Provides

Scalable, Instant Storage

Get instant and self-service access to storage capacity on demand.

Built-In Redundancy and Global Coverage

Choose from secure regional or global supported storage based on data locality and durability preferences.

Powerful Analytics

Build applications and generate real-time intelligence without limitations.

Affordability and Flexibility

Store large amounts of data at a low cost. Flexible pay-as-you-go options require no minimum commitments or up-front fees.


Why VMware for Object Storage?

Backup and Archiving

  • Long-term, cost effective storage without performance limits
  • Distributed cloud-based disk storage for business continuity

Imaging, Media, Web 2.0

  • Petabyte scale static data with custom metadata
  • Centralized cloud-enabled storage for quick app delivery

Shared Files, Log Files

  • Data repository for file and application data across multiple virtual machines/users
  • Scalable and secure file sharing for global collaboration


vCloud Air Object Storage powered by Google Cloud platform

Service Level
Nearline Storage
Durable Reduced Availability Storage
Basic Storage
Service Level Performance
Nearline Storage Good
Durable Reduced Availability Storage Better
Basic Storage Best
Service Level Availability
Nearline Storage 99.0%
Durable Reduced Availability Storage 99.0%
Basic Storage 99.9%
Service Level Durability
Nearline Storage 11 nines
Durable Reduced Availability Storage 11 nines
Basic Storage 11 nines
Service Level Data Locality
Nearline Storage Global (US, EMEA, APJ)
Durable Reduced Availability Storage Global (US, EMEA, APJ)
Basic Storage Global (US, EMEA, APJ)
Service Level Compliance
Nearline Storage HIPAA, ISO/IEC 27001:2005, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
Durable Reduced Availability Storage HIPAA, ISO/IEC 27001:2005, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
Basic Storage HIPAA, ISO/IEC 27001:2005, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3
Service Level Price*
Nearline Storage $0.01 (GB/ Mo.)
Durable Reduced Availability Storage $0.02 (GB/ Mo.)
Basic Storage $0.026 (GB/ Mo.)
Service Level Use Cases
Nearline Storage Low cost, highly durable storage for data archiving and back up.
Durable Reduced Availability Storage Appropriate for storing data that is cost-sensitive, or for which some unavailability is acceptable. Ideal for storing static images web content, media and back-up.
Basic Storage Suitable for use cases requiring low latency and high performance for frequent data access, such as file as-a-service, web content distribution and streaming video.

Highlighted Features

  • Simple and cost effective storage solution
  • Three different storage options including archival storage
  • Global footprint and edge caching to improve performance

*Pricing is subject to change. View latest pricing.