The aim of Qloudstat is to give you instant and always up to date statistics of your cloud accounts. The update frequency depends on the interval your cloud provider writes log files that we can analyze.
- Rackspace Cloudfiles CDN writes access logs multiple times per hour depending on the traffic and delivery of log files by Akamai.
- AWS S3 log files are delivered within a few hours of the time that they were recorded.
- AWS CloudFront access logs are delivered multiple times per hour depending on the traffic.
- Google Storage
currently only provides access logs in 24 hours intervals as their support is still labeled experimental provides hourly log files as of 2012/06/27.
In the list of active configurations and on the left hand below the navigation menu you always see the last update to your report and if new files are currently fetched and analyzed.
Qloudstat copes with the rapidly growing traffic using highly optimized scalable systems. Your report will be updated in no time as soon as log files are delivered by the cloud storage provider.
We want to emphasize that Qloudstat is engineered to allow access to your log files with dedicated access tokens that are under your control and can be revoked independently from your personal access credentials.
For AWS S3 and AWS CloudFront configurations instead of using your personal access and secret key the best option is to set up an IAM (AWS Identity and Access Management) user in the AWS console. When setting up a new configuration in Qloudstat, you can follow the step-by-step instructions recommended.
Adding a Google Cloud Storage configuration will prompt you for the x-goog-project-id and a token to authorize access for Qloudstat issued with OAuth 2.0 authentication with the permission to read log files from your account without revealing personal access credentials. The token issued is under your control and can always be revoked using your Google Account settings.
We are working together with Rackspace to offer a similar technical solution to access Cloudfiles Akamai CDN access logs. Currently this configuration requires the shared credentials for API access to Cloudfiles.