The OBS Service supports the creation of a parallel file system (PFS) based on POSIX. Usage of the OBS as parallel file system enables you to e.g. connect your ECS to the file system using a POSIX supporting client. The parallel file system functionality is well suited for High Performance Computing as well as media asset archiving scenarios. Application scenarios may be video, video-on-demand (VOD) as well as HPC scenarios like DNA sequencing or computer-aided engineering (CAE) in manufacturing. Also big data analyses can be performed via parallel file systems.
The parallel file system can conveniently be created and managed using the Console as well as the API using the standard OBS APIs. A precise description is available in our Helpcenter.
Please be informed that the parallel file system functionality is charged the same way as an ordinary OBS bucket. All data stored in the parallel file system is charged and operated as OBS “Standard” class. This means that storage costs are following the “Standard class” prices and all operations are even charged using the “Standard Requests” pricing.
If you have any questions, please feel free to raise them within our OTC Community Blog related to the release..