Exoscale is a well established IaaS provider in the European cloud. Its product offerings include high-performance cloud servers, object storage, virtual private cloud, and another few which allow you to spin your application quickly on the cloud. Exoscale allows you to configure instances across regions and manage team member’s access to your cloud infrastructure all from a simple interface. This cloud provider not only concentrates on a technicality but steps up to ensure the security of your infrastructure and data. Exoscale also ensures all projects are GDPR compliant and fully complies with local and global security frameworks. Besides this Exoscale guarantees excellent support service and 99,9% SLA. This blog specifically talks about object storage, a scalable and cost-effective storage service.
Exoscale Object Storage
Object Storage service by Exoscale allows you to manage data on the cloud using a simple web interface. All data is kept in Switzerland and replicated in at least 3 physical distinct copies for data integrity. Following are the key features of the Exoscale object storage service:
- Work with any available S3 compliant tool to backup and access data without any hidden fees
- Store any amounts of data and scale as your data grow with full reliability and high access speed
- Since it is object storage and store data as objects, store any type of data at a fair pay per use plan
- Direct access to data with low latency making it suitable for transactional data
- The objects (data) can be tagged with detailed information called metadata. This gives easy retrieval of data via HTTP headers
- Data can be stored in the preferred available zones in Europe
- Manage permissions at an object level and bucket level with ACL (Access Control List)
Exoscale on Backup Ninja
One of the highlights of Exoscale storage works well with any S3 compliant tool to store and access data without much configuration. Here you will find the simple steps on how to configure Exoscale as a cloud provider on Backup Ninja to backup your database on the cloud in just a few clicks. Backup Ninja is a simple and secure database backup tool that allows you to backup your favorite open-source database in no time. All you need to do is, retrieve the access key and secret key from your Exoscale account to set it up as a cloud storage provider in Backup Ninja.
Setting up Exoscale on Backup Ninja
Select the Exoscale as the cloud provider
Select the backup region.
Enter the Exoscale cloud credential setting. The bucket name can be any name of your preference.
Give a name for your cloud storage configuration. This will be used when you schedule a backup.
The Exoscale cloud is configured on Backup Ninja.
Schedule Database Backups on Exoscale Using Backup Ninja
Once you have successfully configured the cloud storage, you can now easily configure the backup schedule on Backup Ninja in just five steps.
Enter the details for the backup schedule.
Select the cloud credentials created earlier from the dropdown. The retention period has defaulted to 7 days, you may change it accordingly.
Enter the backup name in the given format.
Select the given option to state when the backup should be scheduled.
View the configured schedule on the dashboard.
Exoscale offers only a single storage service solution for now at an affordable price. It is definitely a go-to cloud hosting provider if you are looking for a straightforward suite of products to choose from to start your cloud deployment. Also it comes with a very straightforward pricing plan which can be tailored easily to fit your budget. In addition, with an Exoscale account, your data security is guaranteed and it also complies with the GDPR regulations.