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Is Spaces suitable for images and video or not?
I’m very confused about the purpose of Spaces Object Storage.
I’m planning to use it mainly for images (thumbnails etc, mostly <1Mb) and video (streaming directly to the user’s browser). I need the storage to be scalable since content will be generated by users.
It seems that object storage is a perfect match for that.
However, I came across the following passages in the Spaces docs:
Avoid Small Files … You should consider the size of your files and the way you upload them to Spaces if you are … Handling files smaller than 1 MB.
You should use local or block storage if: … You have a high request rate for your data, like streaming video.
So it’s not recommended for small images such as thumbnails? And it’s not recommended for streaming video? I need the flexibility of Object Storage but I’ll also be using it mainly for images and video…
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