Google Storage for Developers (Labs) is one of products in the Google Labs API's list that I blogged about recently.
It's an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) comparable to Amazon S3, according to this Wikipedia article about it .
You can check out Google Storage for Developers here. It's currently available to a limited number of U.S. developers only.
Excerpt from the main Google Storage page:
[ Store your data in Google's cloud
Google Storage for Developers is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google's infrastructure. The service combines the performance and scalability of Google's cloud with advanced security and sharing capabilities. Highlights include:
Fast, scalable, highly available object store
- All data replicated to multiple U.S. data centers
- Read-your-writes data consistency
- Objects of hundreds of gigabytes in size per request with range-get support
- Domain-scoped bucket namespace
Easy, flexible authentication and sharing
- Key-based authentication
- Authenticated downloads from a web browser
- Individual- and group-level access controls
In addition, Google Storage for Developers offers a web-based interface for managing your storage and GSUtil , an open source command line tool and library. The service is also compatible with many existing cloud storage tools and libraries. With pay-as-you-go pricing, it’s easy to get started and scale as your needs grow. ]
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