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S3-compatible object storage

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S3-compatible object storage - ideal for your business applications

PlusServer object storage gives you a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go solution for storing your data in the cloud. Benefit from unlimited scaling that allows you to store any amount of data (documents, media files, etc.) in object storage. The S3 standard makes it possible to interact with many other object storage systems that also use the S3 standard.

Object storage in Germany

PlusServer object storage exclusively uses data centres in the Federal Republic of Germany in the various regions. The data centres’ security concepts are based on the highest industry standards. PlusServer does not independently transfer data to third countries.

Why object storage at PlusServer

  • Optimally complements your infrastructure
    Store any amount of data and only pay for the storage space used. Data transfer within our network, for example from your private cloud or dedicated servers, is always free of charge.
  • You decide where your data is stored
    Your data stays wherever you filed it: on systems operated by PlusServer in German data centres. This is how our object storage also meets your compliance requirements.
  • Easy access and control
    Easily manage your data via the intuitive web interface or an S3-compatible API, giving you maximum flexibility and helping you to always keep track of things.

This is how object storage works

Object storage

Users upload their files via http(s) via an S3-compatible API or via the web interface and manage their files in the same way. This works for all types of files.

Highlights

  • Easy to use
  • Software development kits for many programming languages
  • Objects can be made available right on the Internet
  • Shared access
  • S3 as de facto standard in the object storage area
  • Regardless of the client file system
  • Ideal for stateless containers
  • Virtually infinite scaling
  • Attractive price
  • Metadata and prefixes allow lifecycle management and versioning

Typical applications

Offsite backup


Media archive


Provisioning with static web content


Permanent storage for stateless computing


Acquisition of IoT sensor data


Big data analytics


Self-service portal

To conveniently use your object storage at PlusServer you are given access to a self-service portal that offers you the following features:

  • Edit user profile
  • Query and change S3 credentials
  • Create object shares
  • Manage buckets and objects (direct upload and download via the web browser)
  • Publish files via HTTP or HTTPS
  • Configure lifecycle
  • Edit object ACLs
  • Display usage data

Admin users can perform the following additional operations: create/change/delete users

What is object storage?

Unlike file storage or block storage, files are not stored hierarchically or in blocks. They are instead stored in a flat structure as objects in a large storage pool. They are also provided with metadata and an ID. Applications can then use this ID to request the relevant object. Metadata can be defined as you wish; for example, the type of application to which the object is linked, the degree of data protection, the instruction that the relevant object will be replicated to another site or other locations, when the object will be moved to a different storage level or geography and when the object will be deleted.

What is S3?

S3 is now a widely used standard storage interface that emerged from AWS' storage offerings. It is based on HTTP(S) to meet the needs of a geographically dispersed infrastructure. Like HTTP(S), S3 uses the commands "Get" (for downloading) and "Put" (for uploading). Stored objects can also be retrieved directly from a user's browser. Objects (files) are stored in "buckets". These buckets do not have a folder structure but serve as an administrative instance. Using object storage thus requires at least one bucket to be created.

Kai Fehling

Let us advise you on object storage today

My team and I would be pleased to advise you personally – with the foundation of PlusServer’s many years of experience as the managed hosting market leader.

Kai Fehling, Chief Sales Officer
+49 2203 1045 3500
kai.fehling@info.plusserver.com