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Implementing a Scalable Storage Solution With Alibaba Object Storage Service

Up to 45m
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Lab description

When it comes to the need to build and maintain a storage solution, you should choose a solution that allows you to have highly scalable, durable, distributed, and secure storage. These are essentials requirements that you should consider to have an optimized solution and to avoid data loss and downtime. To accomplish this, Alibaba offers Object Storage Service (OSS). This is an easy-to-use, secure, and distributed object storage service that allows you to store and retrieve any kind of size object.

Alibaba OSS offers you different storage solutions, depending on the kind of storage you want, and accessibility and durability. Each of them guarantees you the durability of 99,999999999%. To avoid having a single point of failure (SPOF), OSS distributes your objects in multiple zones, so even if a single zone fails, you can always access your storage.

Alibaba OSS allows you to leverage both server-side and client-side encryption, and it lets you perform computational operations on the objects you upload (it supports big data analytic tools such as Hadoop and Spark).

In this lab, you will use Alibaba OSS to create a storage bucket, upload some files, and enable server-side encryption on the bucket.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this beginner level lab you will be able to:

  • Create an OSS bucket
  • Manage objects inside an OSS bucket
  • Handle server-side encryption for an OSS bucket

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) exam
  • Cloud engineers who need to build and maintain a highly scalable and secure storage solution
  • Individuals that are looking for an easy-to-use and secure storage solution


No prerequisites are required for this lab.



June 6th, 2023 - Updated screenshots and instructions to reflect latest UI

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About the author
Learning paths

Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging Into the Alibaba Cloud Console
Creating an Object Storage Service Bucket
Uploading a New File in the Bucket
Enabling Server Side Encryption on the Bucket