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Hundreds of millions of images to be captured and stored for the Games

The Olympic Games has evolved from a pure sporting event to a place for athletes and the public to meet and socialize. It is not uncommon to see famous athletes at the Games and making it a great photo opportunity for fans. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of images are taken and shared among the athletes and visitors at the Games. Most of the interactions happen in real-time, such as uploading photos on social media or sharing them through instant messaging services. This can only be managed on a system with high availability and large storage capacities.
Solution Architecture
Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) can be used to store the image files, regardless of the format type. Alibaba Cloud OSS ensures data reliability and disaster tolerance by automatically creating three copies of each file across multiple data centers. Additionally, Alibaba Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) ensures users low latency access to these image files. CDN accelerates access to files by connecting users to the nearest access node based on the user’s geographical region.
Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for RDS is also a key element in this architecture to provide a reliable relational database service, greatly simplifying user and file management. The data in RDS server is built on RAID, and the data backup is stored on OSS, which can be configured automatically. ApsaraDB for RDS is also capable of mitigating DDoS attacks through flow cleaning, ensuring high availability of services.
2 PB of storage per bucket
99.99999999% data reliability
3-tier HA and disaster recovery architecture
20,000 IOPS per RDS instance

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