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Object Storage

Store small to very large amounts of data – mirrored in two data centers

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Product Features


The perfect repository for storing small to very large amounts of data. This object storage product adheres to the industry standard S3 protocol, which means it is supported by many products on the market today.

This is a “serverless” form of storage – it can be accessed via https directly. There is no need to pre-allocate storage on this medium – you just start writing data to it via https and get billed for the exact amount of data stored on an hourly basis.

The product has been designed to handle very large amounts of data (there is practically no limit on the address space).

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Serverless: You do not need to set up a server or provision it in advance to use object storage. This is ideal for backing up very large amounts of data.

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No additional costs: only the storage used is billed.

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All data is replicated to a second data centre within 24 hours.

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This storage is compatible with the S3 protocol. Many apps and clients which support this protocol can be used to access this object storage.

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Backup and archive large amounts of data.

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Use the standard S3 API to access object storage.

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Customers & Use Cases


Who is Object Storage for?


It is primarily used for backups and archiving but can also be used as “regular” storage for infrequently used data like phots, videos etc. It is possible to store very large amounts of data on object storage and it can be “mounted” as a regular storage volume, but it has not been designed to support the semantics of a file system or the performance an SSD provides. It is ideal for storing for storing backups, archiving large amounts of data or infrequently used files.

A popular free client for connecting to S3 storage is Cyberduck, but many backup and archiving products support S3 compatible storage. For a way to mount S3 compatible object storage as a file system on a server, check out FUSE.

Object Storage: Use Cases


It can be used for

  • Backups
  • Archiving
  • Storing very large amounts of data
  • and as a cheap storage for rarely used data

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Object Storage Pricing


NameUnitsMonthly Price  
(billed hourly)
CHF / EUR
Product ID
Object storage for backups, archival etc.
Data is replicated to a 2nd data centre within 24 hours.
GB / Month0.05s2s.obj-stor

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Frequently Asked Questions


Important questions and answers about our Object Storage Offer

What is Object Storage?

Object Storage is a type of data storage that allows users to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents, images, and videos, as individual objects rather than in a hierarchical file structure.

One of the main differences between Object Storage and other types of data storage, such as Block Storage and File Storage, is the way data is accessed. With Object Storage, data can be accessed through a unique identifier or key, rather than a file path or block address. This makes it easier to manage and scale large amounts of data, as well as providing better flexibility for accessing and manipulating individual objects.

Object Storage is a crucial component of Cloud Computing, as it provides a scalable and cost-effective way to store and manage large amounts of unstructured data in the cloud. It enables users to store and access data from anywhere in the world, using a variety of devices and applications. Additionally, Object Storage provides a high level of durability and availability, with data being automatically replicated across multiple servers and data centers.

Object Storage also plays an important role in enabling other Cloud Computing services, such as Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence. These services require massive amounts of data to be processed and analyzed, and Object Storage provides a way to store and retrieve this data quickly and efficiently.

Overall, Object Storage is a powerful and flexible data storage solution that is well-suited to the needs of modern applications and services. It provides a scalable and cost-effective way to store and manage large amounts of unstructured data in the cloud, and is an essential component of the Cloud Computing ecosystem.

What standards exist for Object Storage and what are they used for?

There are several standards for object storage that ensure interoperability and compatibility between different vendors and implementations of object storage systems. Here are some of the most important standards:

  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) API: This is a REST-based API used for interoperability between various AWS services and for integrating third-party applications with AWS storage services.
  2. OpenStack Swift: OpenStack Swift is an open-source object storage system that is RESTful-API-based and designed for storing large amounts of unstructured data. It is optimized for integration with other OpenStack components and is used by many cloud providers as part of their infrastructure.
  3. Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI): CDMI is a standard interface for interacting with cloud storage systems developed by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). It aims to improve interoperability between different cloud storage systems and providers and enable data portability between different systems.
  4. T10 Object-Based Storage Device (OSD): T10 OSD is a standard for object storage developed by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS). It defines a standardized interface for communication between applications and object storage systems and aims to improve interoperability between different systems and vendors.

These standards are used to ensure that object storage systems and applications are compatible with each other and that data can be seamlessly exchanged between different systems and vendors. They help improve the flexibility and portability of data in a rapidly evolving cloud and big data environment.

What can Safe Swiss Cloud’s Object Storage be used for?

The most common use cases for object storage are backups, archival and media storage.

Object storage is designed to hold very large amounts of data, far exceeding the 64-bit addressable space. The costs Safe Swiss Cloud’s object storage is much lower than for block storage (typically used for “disks”).

Object storage at Safe Swiss Cloud is compatible with the S3 standard and as such can be used wherever S3 compatible storage can be used.

Storage can be divided into “buckets”, each of which can hold very large amounts of data. Access to data in a bucket can be restricted by users.

What resiliency features does Safe Swiss Cloud’s object storage offer?

Safe Swiss Cloud’s object storage is mirrored to a second data centre within 24 hours. This makes backups to object storage very suitable for disaster recovery.