The service provides general-purpose online file storage and retrieval intended primarily for long-term archival purposes. It handles routine backup and file sync functions, with an emphasis on reliable transfers of large files for environments tolerant of latency in completion of requests. It adapts the Reed-Solomon algorithm to minimize overhead while storing data across servers, and the processing time required may slow system response.
API methods support uploading and downloading data, along with file management functions like listing and deleting files stored. Methods also handle metadata management and monitoring system performance.