High performance object storage overview

A high-performance, scalable and secure storage space

Upload your static files (videos, images, web files) to unlimited space. Use them from your application or make them accessible on the web via our S3 API.

This storage space can be scaled up as your project grows, with no need to plan for it in advance. It’s the perfect place for storing performance-intensive data. It can meet the requirements of big data and artificial intelligence (AI), or simply help you get the most out of your data. 

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An optimized data experience

Based on high-end machines and an innovative SDS (Software-Defined Storage) system, our high-performance object storage optimizes data processing at every stage of the data lifecycle (storage, transfer, intensive use, and deletion).

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Complete control of your data

Your data is secured on a trusted platform with guaranteed confidentiality. Protect the sovereignty of your sensitive data by moving it with our S3 API. 

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Transparent and competitive pricing

Our pricing is highly competitive for the market, so you won't have any surprises at the end of the month. Get the very best prices on the market for data storage.

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ISO/IEC 27001, 27017, 27018, & 27701 Certificate and HIPAA Attestation

Our cloud infrastructure and services adhere to the following security certifications and attestations: ISO/IEC 27001, 27017, 27018 and 27701, SSAE18 Type 2 SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI-DSS, AOC, HIPAA Type 1. Thanks to our adherence to stringent security compliance standards, you can host healthcare data securely.

Our Object Storage range


Standard Object Storage - S3 API High Performance Object Storage – S3 API Standard Object Storage – Swift API

A great storage solution for high volumes of data at a great price.  We offer a wide range of S3 APIs with this solution.

A solution adapted to the most demanding needs, where the storage must include a high read and write performance.

A basic, native object storage solution from OpenStack®, with Swift APIs.


Data protection with erasure coding

Data protection with erasure coding

Triple-replication data protection



Why migrate your data to OVHcloud?

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Protect yourself from vendor lock-in

Maintain your data sovereignty with our S3 API. This way, you can move your data from any platform offering the S3 API to a provider that respects reversibility.

Control your budget

Get great prices for storage and traffic. You manage your billing through a predictive and transparent pricing model, so you won’t get any surprises at the end of the month. 

Adapt your application effortlessly

Update your configuration (the endpoint and credentials) while keeping the same application code and tools.


Create a bucket

# aws --no-verify-ssl --endpoint-url https://s3.[us-east-va|us-west-or].cloud.ovh.us s3 mb s3://test1

List your buckets

# aws --no-verify-ssl s3 ls

Push your files as objects in a bucket

# aws --no-verify-ssl s3 cp /etc/magic s3://test1

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There’s no need to plan ahead for additional storage space to meet your growing needs. With object storage, store all types of files without being blocked by a potential lack of disk space.


As a business, you need to have constant access to your collaborative tools. OVHcloud provides you with collaborative solutions based on a dedicated and resilient infrastructure, monitored by our teams 24/7.


With object storage, you can sort your storage into categories by adding tags to your objects or buckets. Each tag is associated with a key-value pair.

Temporary URL

You can use a temporary URL to provide read or write access to an object, for a given period of time. Once the time period has elapsed, the URL will no longer be valid.

Large storage space

You can use up to 100 buckets per S3 account for object storage.

ACL management

You can configure fine access permissions for objects and containers, by both user and access method.

S3 credential generation

To configure a tool on the S3 API, you can generate credentials that are specific to this use. Simply change the endpoints in the application by using these credentials to get this compatibility.

Large objects

Object Storage allows you to store objects of all sizes, from small to very large, with no size limit. For example, you can store files containing several terabytes of data.


The object metadata automatically includes an MD5 signature, to ensure the integrity of all transferred objects.

DNS usage

You can redirect to a container in OVHcloud Object Storage by configuring a special entry in your domain name’s DNS zone.

Pricing Public Cloud

Object Storage Billing

Object storage is charged per GB, per hour. The displayed price indicates the cost of a full month of storage. Outgoing traffic from objects is also charged per GB.


What monthly availability commitment does OVHcloud offer for accessing the Object Storage service?

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) offers 99.9% monthly availability for accessing the Object Storage service.

What monthly availability commitment does OVHcloud offer for data resilience on the Object Storage service?

The data resilience rate is 100% for the Object Storage service. For further information, please refer to our Service Level Agreement (SLA).

What is the difference between a file system and Object Storage?

The two most important differences are the use of Object Storage for static data only, and the unlimited storage space the solution offers.

What is the difference between Block Storage and Object Storage services?

The Block Storage service provides storage spaces that are sized as required, to be attached to an instance. This space will be managed by the instance's operating system. Object Storage provides unlimited space that will be managed directly by your application.

How do I access and/or manipulate data in Object Storage?

There are several ways of manipulating the data stored on Object Storage. To integrate this management directly into your application, you can use one of the available SDKs. You can also directly use a client that is available on the market.

What is the maximum authorized size for an object?

An object cannot exceed 5 GB.

What is the limit for the volume of data that can be stored on Object Storage?

Virtually, there is no limit. In other words, OVHcloud manages the service, so that there is always space available.

What is Object Storage?

It is a technology that offers an online storage service. It is accessible via API, provides users with an unlimited amount of space to store data, and the Object Storage cluster is managed by the cloud provider. You can push all types of data into an Object Storage service.

How does Object Storage work?

An Object Storage service works in a cluster with a large number of storage servers sharing algorithms to ensure data resilience. The service places and indexes data depending on which spaces are available. A cluster can be enlarged at any time.

What is the difference between the 2 Standard offers?

Standard - S3 API is suitable for customers who want to use the S3 APIs for object storage. This range also offers improved performance at a better price. Standard - Swift API is a solution for customers who want to use the OpenStack storage solution and standard APIs.

How do I choose between the 3 Object Storage offers?

For performance-intensive needs, the best solution is High Performance Object Storage. For use cases that do not require ultra-high performance, Standard Object Storage - S3 API is the right solution. Standard Object Storage - Swift API is suitable for customers who wish to use only OpenStack native SWIFT APIs.