Image Management Service

Image Management Service (IMS) allows you to easily create and manage images. You can create a system disk image or data disk image from a disk or an external image file. You can also create a full-ECS image from an ECS with data disks or a backup of an ECS.

Image creation is Free. Only OBS storage space or CSBS backups you used incur fees.

Product Advantages
  • Convenient

    IMS allows you to create a private image from a server or external image file, and use an image to create servers.

  • Secure

    Images are stored in OBS buckets, ensuring strong data durability.

  • Flexible

    Managing images is easy through the management console or APIs.

  • Uniform

    Images can be used to uniformly deploy or upgrade applications, ensuring consistency in your application environments.

Application Scenarios
  • Enterprise Offices

Enterprise Offices

Enterprise Applications

Applies to enterprises that want to import image files to the cloud platform for service migration and batch deployment.


Easy Import

Private images can be easily imported, and services flexibly migrated.

Uniform Deployment

Using an identical image allows you to deploy quickly services in batches.

High Durability

Multiple copies of images ensure 99.999999999% data durability.

Related Services





  • Image Creation

    IMS enables you to create private images from a server or external image file.

  • Server Creation

    An image, either public or private, can be used to create servers in batches.

Image Creation

Server Creation

  • Image OS

    Mainstream OSs are available such as Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian.

  • Image Management

    All private images can be easily modified and deleted. System and data disk images can be shared with others.

Image OS

Image Management

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