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What Are the Application Scenarios of OBS?

OBS applies to the following scenarios:

Table 1 Application scenarios

Storage Class

Application Scenario



Big data analysis

Data, including files, images, and videos, of big data applications (such as gene, financing, meteorology, and advertising) can be directly stored to OBS through the Internet.

Cloud-native application program data

OBS provides high-performance and high-availability storage services. In this manner, users can easily expand mobile and Internet application programs using affordable and efficient storage services. In addition, OBS enables users to access data at any size, anywhere.


Static Website Hosting

Website operators or personal website publishers employ OBS as static website hosting resource pools and set website functions to host entire static websites after uploading static web pages into OBS and to quickly deliver data through Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Backup/Active archive

OBS is a durable, scalable, and secure solution for backing up and archiving users' key data. Its versioning function further protects data. Its high-durability and secure infrastructure provides an advanced data protection and disaster recovery solution. Additionally, OBS supports third-party backup and archive software, such as Commvault and NetBackup.

Other service scenarios

OBS can be used as storage resource pools or backup storage of other services, including Image Management Service (IMS), Volume Backup Service (VBS), and Relational Database Service (RDS).


Deep/Cold archive

Data that requires long-term retention for backup (months to years) and is insensitive to restoration latency (≤ 12 hours) can use OBS Cold as its cold storage.