Cloud Archive

Long-term archiving at the best price, using standard protocols

Public Cloud expands worldwide with two new datacenters in Singapore and in Australia . Deploy your applications as close as possible to your users!

Unlimited cloud archiving

Public Cloud Archive is the perfect cold storage solution for your data located across all regions where the OVH Public Cloud is available. You can upload your data using numerous standard security protocols (sftp, scp, rsync, https...). It can take a few minutes or a few hours to retrieve your data.

Cloud Archive

Incoming traffic: US$ 0.011 (ex. GST)/GB

Outgoing traffic: from US$ 0.011 (ex. GST)/GB

US$ 0.0026
 (ex. GST)/month/GB

For Sydney and Singapore datacenters, outgoing traffic is billed US$ 0.08 (ex. GST)/GB.

The benefits of this solution

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From a few kilobytes to several petabytes

Data durability: 100%

Standard protocols

Archiving made easy

With Public Cloud Archive, you can save all types of data without any volume limitations: backups, logs, photos, videos... You are billed according to how much space you use and the traffic. It's the perfect solution for storing large volumes of data at a low cost. You can create unlimited containers through the API or the OVH customer control panel, in the region of your choice: GRA, BHS, SBG. Public Cloud Archive combines IT standards (Rsync, SCP, SFTP) with OpenStack's Swift API, making it easier to use.

File uploading and downloading

Data durability

Guaranteed security is inherent to OVH datacenteres.
Each file is stored several times inside a redundant infrastructure. What's more, an automated system is constantly ensuring the integrity of your data. Each file is divided into several fragments and each fragment is written within a different storage unit. If a missing fragment is detected, it's automatically rebuilt through a specific algorithm that uses the other fragments.

In addition to APIs, Public Cloud Archive provides secure protocols: SFTP, Rsync, SCP, HTTPS, thereby ensuring that your data is transferred securely.

Included with your storage

Your data

Unlimited number of containers

All file types

Up to several petabytes of storage

Your files are stored on several physical disks to ensure redundancy and high availability.

Monthly availability rate: 99.9%

Security & network

Anti-DDoS included

File durability: 100%

Management and support

OVH & OpenStack API

OVH Control Panel

Advanced rights management

Phone support: +65 3163 8340

Connectors and protocols

OpenStack Swift





Fuse mounting point on Linux with SVFS


  • SFTP
  • SCP
  • Rsync


me@host:~$ sftp's password:

Connected to

sftp> mkdir container

sftp> put archive.tar.gz container

Uploading archive.tar.gz to /container/archive.tar.gz


me@host:~$ sftp's password:

Connected to

sftp> get container/archive.tar.gz

Fetching /container/archive.tar.gz to archive.tar.gz


me@host:~$ scp archive.tar.gz


me@host:~$ scp .


me@host:~$ rsync -av --progress archive.tar.gz


me@host:~$ rsync -av --progress .


Use cases

Continuous backup

You can continuously sync your data with our archiving solution, using programs like Rsync. Thereby ensuring high data durability. In the event of failure, your RPO (Recovery Point Objective - which determines how much data you could lose) is minimised because your data is continuously backed up.

Regular backup

You can schedule regular backups of your critical data. To get a backup history, you can set up dated backups that you'll be able to keep for as long as you want to, or only for a set number of days.

Desktop backup

You can set up an automated backup tool on your workstation (i.e.: Crashplan) and connect it to your OVH archiving account. Thanks to the SCP and SFTP protocols, our archiving solution is compatible with industry standards.

reversibility and automatic deployment guaranteed

OVH, a member of the OpenStack Foundation, gives you access not only to its own API and Control Panel, but also to Swift - the standard OpenStack API - and Horizon - the OpenStack management interface.

This means that you can migrate to and from a third-party provider's platform at any time, making it easier to manage your files.