Object Storage Service

Object Storage Service (OBS) is a stable, secure, efficient, and easy-to-use cloud storage service. With Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interfaces (REST APIs), OBS is able to store unstructured data of any amount and form at 99.999999999% (11 nines) reliability.

  • Stable

    With reliability built into multiple levels of the architecture, OBS achieves up to 99.999999999% (11 nines) in data durability, and maintains an impressive 99.99% service continuity rate.

  • Secure

    OBS has passed the Trusted Cloud Service (TRUCS) certification. It secures your data with multiple protection mechanisms, including server-side encryption, URL validation, VPC-based network isolation, log auditing, and fine-grained permission control.

  • Efficient

    OBS schedules data in the most optimal way, and leverages transfer acceleration and big data optimization to deliver the best possible data access experience.

  • Easy to Use

    OBS supports REST APIs, provides multi-language software development kits (SDKs), and is compatible with all mainstream client tools. Furthermore, OBS gives you the freedom to upload, download, and manage your data anytime, 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 storage. Different storage classes are available, reducing total cost of ownership while catering to various backup needs. Recommended backup software: Commvault or 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)

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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: OBS Browser

Advantages

High Performance

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

Low Cost

OBS provides elastic scaling of resources that can be charged per use.

High Availability

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

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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

In the process of meeting primary storage needs, OBS is capable of handling heavily concurrent connections without sacrificing response speeds.

High Availability

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

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Big Data Analysis

Big Data Analysis

OBS provides an elastic storage system that is scalable in real time. It can dramatically reduce your cost when used in combination with big data services on HUAWEI CLOUD, while accelerating innovation and facilitating data management.

Advantages

High Performance

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

Low Cost

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

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Enterprise Cloud Box

Enterprise Cloud Box

OBS is a reliable, cost-effective storage system that automatically expands as the amount of stored data increases. Recommended enterprise web disks: Eisoo, Chinasoft International

Advantages

Infrequent Access

Reliable, inexpensive, and real-time access to storage

Durability

Designed durability of 99.999999999% (11 nines)

Low Cost

OBS provides elastic scaling of resources that can be charged per use.

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Functions

  • Easy Transition to the Cloud

    OBS Provides full REST APIs and SDKs, with open third-party ecosystem.

  • Cost-Effective Pricing

    OBS offers three types of storage classes with two payment options.

  • Scalability and Deep Integration

    OBS is automatically scalable and deeply integrated with other cloud services.

Easy Transition to the Cloud

  • 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: enables you to access and use the service conveniently with the same swift speed as operating files over a local resource.
    Third-party tools such as AWS S3cmd. Learn more

  • Partnerships

    Many tools, such as Commvault, Eisoo AnyBackup Cloud, and Chinasoft International JFun Box, have been developed with partners so you can enjoy wider benefits from the open ecosystem.

  • Offline migration

    You can use Data Express Service (DES) to transfer massive data at volume to OBS offline through physical storage media. DES saves both time and money, transferring data 10 times faster than a traditional Internet connection, and at only one-fifth the cost of a high speed network.

Cost-Effective Pricing

  • Pay per use, or, alternatively purchase yearly or monthly packages to enjoy lower prices.

  • OBS is available in three different types of storage classes

    Standard, Infrequent Access, and Archive. Minimize your total cost of ownership by choosing the most suitable storage class.:

  • Compared with regular household storage, OBS reduces overall cost by 20% to 80% while turbocharging data reliability.

  • OBS costs zero in terms of an initial investment and daily maintenance.

Scalability and Deep Integration

  • Scalability

    Based on nearly infinite scalability, OBS provides secure storage for hundreds of billions of files and digital content every day. You can increase or reduce your storage capacity on demand, adapting to your specific needs. In various industries such as Internet, healthcare, media and entertainment, bioscience, and finance, OBS is relied upon for important enterprise solutions including enterprise web disks, backups, websites, and cloud applications.

  • 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.

  • Durability and Availability

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

  • Ease-to-Manage Policies

    OBS uses storage policies to optimize storage management efficiency.

Security Defense

  • Security authentication

    HUAWEI CLOUD has passed the following certifications: 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.

  • 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.

  • Access logging

    Records all requests for OBS. A target bucket can be configured so that all access logs of all other buckets are delivered to the target bucket for audit.

  • Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS)

    You can configure CORS rules to allow third-party requests to access OBS resources.

  • 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.

  • 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 upon downloads and retrievals.

  • URL validation

    You can configure whitelists and blacklists to prevent resources from being stolen.



Durability and Availability

  • 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 (distanced hundreds of kilometers away), ensuring protection against failures at the data center level.
    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, and features an integrated and automatic self-healing capability.
    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 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 lifecycle rules for objects. Therefore, expired data can be batch deleted automatically. If the versioning function is enabled, you can configure a lifecycle policy to delete 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 emails and text messages over HTTP or 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

Top-notch performance, reliability, and availability

Standard

Top-notch performance, reliability, and availability

Configuration

  • Durability: 99.99999999%
  • Availability: 99.99%
  • Duration: No limitation

Scenarios

  • Cloud applications
  • Data sharing
  • Content sharing
  • Hot objects
$0.023 USD/GB-month

Infrequent Access

Reliable, inexpensive, and real-time storage access

Infrequent Access

Reliable, inexpensive, and real-time storage access

Configuration

  • Durability: 99.99999999%
  • Availability: 99.99%
  • Duration: Minimum 30 days

Scenarios

  • Web disks
  • Enterprise backup
  • Active archiving
  • Monitoring data
$0.014 USD/GB-month

Archive

Long retention of archived data, at the lowest price

Archive

Long retention of archived data, at the lowest price

Configuration

  • Durability: 99.99999999%
  • Availability: 99.99%
  • Duration: Minimum 90 days

Scenarios

  • Archiving data
  • Medical image
  • Videos
  • Tape replacement
$0.0045 USD/GB-month