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What is object storage?
Object storage is a flat model of storing data i.e., there is no hierarchy (directory tree) in the stored items, as is seen in other data storage methods. Each object possesses a unique metadata which is used to identify and retrieve that object. This flat model along with a highly distributed architecture makes object storage an ideal and cost-effective solution for large scale data storage.

About IDrive Cloud
IDrive Cloud is a S3 compatible, highly available, distributed object storage platform which can handle from a few terabytes to hundreds of petabytes of unstructured data. 


  • IDrive Cloud offers eleven 9’s of data durability which is achieved via 3x replication and data redundancy.
  • IDrive Cloud storage is agnostic to HDD/node failure which ensures reliability and data redundancy.
  • Data stored can be accessed via S3 APIs or clients supporting S3 APIs. OpenStack Swift APIs can also be used to access data.
  • A fully distributed, API-accessible storage platform provides hassle-free integration into applications. The platform can also be used for data backup, archiving, and data retention.

How to use IDrive Cloud
In order to use IDrive Cloud, first you should create an account. After signing up and successful verification of your account, you can login using your credentials and perform operations like creating a bucket, uploading objects inside a bucket, etc.

To access IDrive Cloud using S3 APIs, you have to generate S3 Access Key and Secret. This can be done from the Profile section under Settings.

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