Secure Media Archive

Secure Media Archive is an integrated solution using Alibaba Cloud services to help organizations to securely store content into the cloud. It provides all the tools necessary to ensure content is ingested, stored, managed, distributed, and encrypted to meet the industry's best practices and standards.


Technology is the driving force behind today’s digital media revolution, providing users with new ways to consume content . Streaming video, music and gaming platforms mean , users choose to access content on-demand or live on whatever device, wherever they are. The newest generation (5G) of network connectivity is going to accelerate this further.

Storing and processing growing repositories of content is a major challenge for most of our customers. Our Secure Media Archive solution helps organizations migrate, store and protect their media content. Thanks to Alibaba Cloud’s extensive suite of products and services, we can provide your organization with all the necessary tools to ensure your content is seamlessly ingested, stored and encrypted to meet the industry’s best practices and standards.

Solution Highlights


Architect for scale, without the risk of underestimating or over-provisioning. Use industrialization best practices to provision infrastructure as demand dictates.


Building out systems on a global basis allows content to be stored and processed as requirements dictate, rather than being constrained by existing infrastructure locations.


Turn on and turn off infrastructure allows business ideas and technical solutions to be tested and launched in minutes not weeks.

How It Works

Your Challenge

Getting content into the cloud and back again is a key challenge for many media organizations particularly as media files are large. Moving content can take a lot of time that is often costly and needs to be secure. Encrypting the files and providing users with the correct level of access without compromising on security is paramount.

Our Solution

  • Our customers rely on Alibaba Cloud and our partners, to provide reliable and secure connectivity to move content to and from a chosen storage region predictably. Therefore, our customers can leverage industrial specialist network providers, as well as software and hardware solutions to provide accelerated and secured content ingest/restore solutions, and Alibaba Cloud’s native network services.

Express Connect

An easy-to-use network service features high-bandwidth, reliable, secure, and private.

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Smart Access Gateway

An all-in-one solution connects local branches to the Cloud with a full encryption.

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VPN Gateway

Supports protected transfer over Internet connections, relatively cheap.

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Mass Migration Service

A dedicated service for large catalogs of content.

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Your Challenge

Media organizations have different tiers of storage on premises, each having access, permanence, and reliability criteria that make it best suited to a specific workload. Anything built in ‘The Cloud’ would need to meet this criteria to ensure existing performance metrics are met or improved.

Our Solution

  • Alibaba Cloud provides several storage services, each designed to meet specific requirements for permanence and performance. These services mirror the commonly used storage tiers: on-premises, online, nearline, and offline archive. It will show the options available, why you might choose each of the services, and how to implement securely in your chosen Alibaba Cloud region.


Delivers a maximum random IOPS of 1 million per disk and low one-way latency.

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A distributed file system compatible with different OS, shared access, and more.

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A parallel file system stores data across multiple data nodes in a cluster.

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An encrypted and secure cloud storage service available from anywhere.

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Your Challenge

Archiving media has traditionally been costly and complex to deploy, with team members needed to manage, support, and operate multiple on-premises hardware and software systems in order to gain the correct level of permanence for the content repository. Security for content adds extra complexity and cost, where dedicated quarantine areas and processes required to meet industry standards.

Our Solution

  • Our solution shows how to build a fully scalable, monitored, and auditable secure library. The solution shows how to encrypt content on the fly to ensure the content remains secured at all times, yet still using your own license keys to ensure everything remains under your own control throughout.


A physical computing device that safeguards and manages digital keys for strong authentication.

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Provides features such as key hosting and cryptographic operations.

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Cloud Storage Gateway

A gateway service that you can deploy on the premises or in the cloud.

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Alibaba Cloud Ecosystem for Media Archive






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