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.
IDrive® e2 is a S3 compatible, highly available, distributed object storage platform which can handle from a few terabytes to hundreds of petabytes of unstructured data.
In order to use IDrive® e2, 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® e2 using S3 APIs, you have to generate Access key ID and Secret Access key. This can be done from the Access Keys tab.