Chapter 1. Overview

Rackspace Cloud Files™ is an affordable, redundant, scalable, and dynamic storage service. The core storage system is designed to provide a secure, network-accessible way to store an unlimited number of files. Each file can be as large as 5 gigabytes. You can store as much as you want and pay only for storage space that you actually use.

Cloud Files also provides a simple yet powerful way to publish and distribute content behind a content delivery network (CDN). As a Cloud Files user, you get access to this network automatically.

Cloud Files enables you to store and retrieve files and CDN-enabled content through a RESTful (Representational State Transfer) web services interface. There are also language-specific application programming interfaces (APIs) that use the RESTful API and make it easy for developers to integrate into their applications.

For more details about the Cloud Files service, see and the Knowledge Center article Best Practices for Using Cloud Files.

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