What is OSS

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017

The Object Storage Service (OSS) is a massive, secure, cost-effective, and highly reliable cloud storage service provided by Alibaba Cloud. OSS uses RESTful APIs that are independent from the platform and support 99.99999999% service persistence. You can store and access any type of data anytime, anywhere, and in any application. OSS can be used for a wide variety of scenarios including websites, development enterprises, or a single developer.

You can use API/SDK interfaces provided by Alibaba Cloud or the OSS migration tools to transfer massive amount of data into or out of Alibaba Cloud OSS. After data is stored on Alibaba Cloud OSS, you can use the Standard storage class of OSS to store media files for apps and large sites, or choose the Infrequent Access (IA) or Archive storage class as a low-cost and long-term storage solution for backing up and archiving infrequently accessed data.

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