Object Storage Service (OBS)

Object Storage Service (OBS) is a stable, secure, efficient, and easy-to-use cloud storage service. With RESTful application programming interfaces (APIs), OBS is able to store any amount and form of unstructured data at the reliability of 99.999999999% (11 nines).

Stable

With a multi-level reliability architecture, OBS delivers a data durability of 99.999999999% (11 nines) and a service continuity of 99.99%.

Secure

OBS uses trusted cloud authentication to secure data. It supports multiple data protection mechanisms, including server-side encryption, anti-leeching, VPC-based network isolation, log audit, and fine-grained permission control.

Efficient

With intelligent scheduling, OBS uses transfer acceleration and big data-oriented optimization to improve your data access experience of massive concurrency, large bandwidth, and stable and minimized latencies.

Easy to Use

OBS supports RESTful APIs and provides multi-language software development kits (SDKs). It is compatible with mainstream client tools. You can upload, download, and manage your data anytime and anywhere.

Application Scenarios

  • Enterprise Backup and Archive

  • Static Website Hosting

  • Native Cloud Applications

  • Big Data Analysis

  • Enterprise Cloud Box

Enterprise Backup and Archive

Enterprise Backup and Archive

OBS provides cost-effective and highly reliable access to storage. Different storage classes are available to meet your demands for backup and archive, reducing the total cost of ownership. Recommended backup software: Commvault, AnyBackup Cloud

Advantages

  • Infrequent Access

    Reliable, inexpensive, and real-time access to storage

  • Archive

    Long retention of archived data, at the lowest price

  • Durability

    Designed durability of 99.999999999% (11 nines), eliminating data losses

Recommended for Use With

OBS

ECS

EVS

DC

Static Website Hosting

Static Website Hosting

OBS offers an affordable, always-on website hosting solution, with auto scaling based on traffic. Recommended data management tool to use together: OBS Browser

Advantages

  • High Performance

    OBS can deal with traffic burst, relieving you from worries about delay in capacity expansion.

  • Low Cost

    OBS provides you with elastic scaling of resources which can be charged per use.

  • High Availability

    OBS delivers a designed availability of 99.99% to meet your requirements for website continuity.

Recommended for Use With

OBS

ECS

Native Cloud Applications

Native Cloud Applications

OBS provides high-performance and highly available storage services, which can be expanded quickly to develop cloud applications at low costs.

Advantages

  • High Performance

    OBS is capable of handling heavily concurrent connections while maintaining uncompromised response speeds as conventional storage, addressing cloud applications’ need for primary storage.

  • High Availability

    OBS delivers a designed availability of 99.99% to meet your requirements for website continuity.

Recommended for Use With

OBS

ECS

Big Data Analysis

Big Data Analysis

OBS provides a high-performance and on-demand storage system, which combines with HUAWEI CLOUD big data analysis services to dramatically reduce costs. OBS is scalable in real time based on storage needs, quickening enterprises’ innovation and facilitating big data management.

Advantages

  • High Performance

    OBS can deal with traffic burst, relieving you from worries about delay in capacity expansion.

  • Low Cost

    OBS provides you with elastic scaling of resources which can be charged per use.

Recommended for Use With

OBS

Enterprise Cloud Box

Enterprise Cloud Box

OBS provides a high-concurrency, reliable, and cost-effective storage system with low latency. OBS automatically expands as the amount of stored data increases. Recommended enterprise web disks to use together: Eisoo, Chinasoft International.

Advantages

  • Infrequent Access

    Reliable, inexpensive, and real-time access to storage

  • Durability

    Designed durability of 99.999999999% (11 nines), eliminating data losses.

  • Low Cost

    OBS provides you with elastic scaling of resources which can be charged per use.

Recommended for Use With

OBS

ECS

VPN

Function Description

Easy Transition to the Cloud

OBS provides full RESTful APIs and SDKs, with an open third-party ecology.

  • Tools for transition to the cloud

    OBS Console: with which you can upload, download, and manage your data through web anytime and anywhere.

    OBS Browser: with which you can access and use OBS swiftly and conveniently as operating local files.

    Learn more about third-party tools.

  • Migrating data to the cloud offline

    You can use Data Express Service (DES) to transfer massive data to OBS through physical storage media offline. DES transmission is 10 times faster than Internet transmission but at a 20% cost.

  • Partnership

    OBS cooperates with many partners, such as Commvault, Eisoo AnyBackup Cloud, and Chinasoft International JFun Box, to jointly provide various and easy-to-use tools.

Cost Control

OBS offers two kinds of payment options and three types of storage classes. You can pay per use or purchase yearly/monthly packages, reducing your storage total cost of ownership to the lowest available.

  • You can pay per use, and alternatively you can purchase monthly/yearly packages to enjoy lower prices.

  • Comparing with your household storage, OBS reduces your cost by 20% to 80% while turbocharging data reliability.

  • OBS provides you with three types of storage classes, Standard, Infrequent Access, and Archive. You can store data to different storage classes on the basis of access frequencies, reducing your total cost of ownership to the lowest available.

  • OBS costs you zero for initial investment and daily maintenance.

Expansion and Deep Integration

You do not need to plan an upfront storage capacity, because the storage resources are available for linear and nearly infinite expansion, and can be integrated seamlessly with other services.

  • Scalability

    Based on nearly infinite scalability, OBS provides secure storage for hundreds of billions of objects every day. You can increase or reduce your storage capacity on demand, adapting to your service changes. In large enterprises and the industries of Internet, healthcare, media and entertainment, bioscience, and finance, OBS is widely used to construct big data, enterprise web disk, enterprise backup, website, and healthcare cloud applications, to empower enterprises to seize every business opportunity.

  • Deep integration

    Migration: OBS can be integrated with Data Express Service (DES) to migrate your data to OBS.

    Backup: OBS can be integrated with Volume Backup Service (VBS), Image Management Service (IMS), and Relational Database Service (RDS) to provide you with optimized backup services.

    Storage: OBS can be integrated with MapReduce Service (MRS), Data Warehouse Service (DWS), and Cloud Trace Service (CTS) to provide you with optimal storage experience.

    Function conjunction: OBS can be used together with Key Management Service (KMS) and Simple Message Notification (SMN) to provide you with extra functions.

Security Defense

OBS provides powerful and flexible security protection mechanisms, as well as fine-grained user access control to secure your data comprehensively.

  • Security authentication

    HUAWEI CLOUD has passed the following authentications: C-STAR, Trusted Cloud by MIIT China, Cloud Service Cybersecurity Evaluation by the Cyberspace Administration of China, Cloud Service Classified Protection Level III by the MPS China, and ISO27001:2015.

  • Multiple access control mechanisms

    Provides four access control mechanisms: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Access Control Lists (ACLs), storage bucket policies, and user signature authentication.

  • Time-limited access to an object

    Provides URLs that are accessible within a specified period of time, allowing anonymous users to download software or access other applications.

  • Server-side encryption

    With server-side encryption, OBS can use KMS to manage keys. In addition, it uses AES 256-bit symmetric keys to automatically encrypt your static data, and decrypt your data in downloads and retrievals.

  • Access logging

    Records all requests for OBS. A log bucket can be configured so that all access operations on all other buckets are recorded in the log bucket for audit.

  • Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS):

    You can configure sharing policies to allow third-party requests for accessing OBS resources.

Durability and Availability

OBS provides a highly reliable data center storage and cross-data-center disaster recovery.

  • As the destination of public cloud data, OBS delivers outstanding object storage reliability.

    Standard Storage: Yearly durability of 99.999999999% and yearly availability of 99.99%

    Infrequent Access Storage: Yearly durability of 99.999999999% and yearly availability of 99.9%

    Archive Storage: Yearly durability of 99.999999999%.

  • OBS employs the following reliability technologies to deliver a storage infrastructure that is durable and highly available, as well as to support OBS SLAs .

    Disaster recovery within a region: With OBS, data can be stored in multiple data centers apart from each other over 100 km. Your data is protected against data center-level failures.

    Device redundancy within a data center: Data is sliced and stored to multiple storage devices, protecting against multi-node failures.

    Data integrity check: OBS periodically checks storage system data integrity, with self-healing enabled.

    Versioning: OBS supports multiple versions of an object, so that you can restore data quickly in case of mis-operations or application faults.

Ease-to-Manage Policies

OBS uses storage policies to optimize storage management efficiency.

  • OBS APIs and OBS Console are available for you to manage storage policies, and the following data management functions are supported:

    Data lifecycle management: OBS provides programming and policies to set a lifecycle for objects. Therefore, expired data can be batch deleted automatically. If the versioning function is enabled, you can configure a lifecycle policy to deleted outdated versions of objects.

    Event notification: When operations in OBS such as uploading and deleting objects trigger preset conditions, the SMN service can push reliable, extensible, and massive notification messages to subscribers through email, text message, HTTP, and HTTPS. This simplifies the system coupling.

    Static website hosting: Bucket policies can be configured for static website hosting in OBS. A static website contains only static content (such as HTML) or client scripts.

Recommended Configurations

Standard

High performance, high reliability, and high availability

Characteristics:
Designed durability 99.99999999%
Designed availability 99.9%
Minimum storage duration none
Scenarios
Cloud applications Data sharing
Content sharing Hot objects

Infrequent Access

Reliable, inexpensive, and real-time storage access

Characteristics:
Designed durability 99.999999999%
Designed availability 99.99%
Minimum storage duration 30days
Scenarios:
Web disk applications Enterprise-level backup
Active archiving Monitoring data

Archive

Long retention of archived data, at the lowest price

Characteristics:
Designed durability 99.999999999%
Designed availability 99.99%
Minimum storage duration 90days
Scenarios:
Archived data Medical image
Videos Tape replacement
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