Ideal uses for Cloud Files

The Cloud Files service is an excellent storage solution for a number of scenarios and is well suited to numerous applications. Following are some of the ideal uses for Cloud Files:

  • Backing up or archiving data

  • Serving images and videos (streaming data to users’ browsers)

  • Serving content with a world-class CDN (Akamai)

  • Storing secondary, or tertiary, static, web-accessible data

  • Developing new applications with data storage integration

  • Storing data when predicting storage capacity is difficult

  • Storing data for applications affordably

The Rackspace technical documentation provides many more details about Cloud Files. Begin exploring at the Cloud Files introduction page.

See also

Understanding Cloud Files introduces key ideas. To learn how to put these ideas to work, start at Actions for Cloud Files.