The latest release of Cyberduck, a cloud storage browser to access S3 or Rackspace accounts, simplifies the setup of access log analytics with Qloudstat with a click of a button. If you already use Cyberduck to configure access logging for CloudFront distributions, S3 buckets or containers in Rackspace Cloudfiles, getting reports in Qloudstat just got a lot easier with the new Read Access for Qloudstat checkbox in the Info panel tab for CDN or S3 buckets.
For Amazon S3 buckets or CloudFront distributions, this will create a dedicated IAM user with a read only IAM policy for Qloudstat to fetch log files. Unchecking the Read Access for Qloudstat checkbox will remove the IAM user again revoking all access for Qloudstat. When enabled, a clickable link is displayed that redirects to Qloudstat to confirm the new setup.
We have just added a calculator for custom plans based on the estimated log file volume for enterprise customers which need a higher quota than what we offer in the standard plans.
To make a educated guess about the expected log file size volume, Qloudstat peeks into the logging targets of your configured endpoints to predict the estimated quota requirement and suggest a plan
We have updated the dashboard and reports for analytics of the different dimensions and metrics with a simpler user interface.
- Topmost you find the totals for all metrics for the selected time span including the change in percent to the previous period prominently placed below the endpoint name.
- The redesigned look has much less navigation overhead. Instead of a navigation menu taking screen real estate, a dropdown selector allows to quickly select the dimension you are interested in such as the URI, country or user agent. Use the tabs to switch between metrics.
- Further down above the table listing the dimension values you can select the maximum size of the query result set. To search for specific dimension values, enter a glob pattern (Such as *.jpg for the URI dimension or 20? for the HTTP Status Code) to only include rows with dimension values that match the input. As always, all charts have an export option to download the full result set as a spreadsheet.
- Scroll down for the line chart with the metric values by time (day, week or month) or a column chart showing the distribution by hours over the queried time period. Select dimension values in the table to compare these with the total.
Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks. We will always refine the user interface based on customer feedback. And most notably we have drill down support coming to give insights by combining queries with a second dimension.
The edit screen for Rackspace Cloudfiles configurations now allows to toggle the delivery of access logs per container. This makes setting up logging analytics for your Akamai content distribution even easier without having to use a thirdparty tool or console.
Qloudstat is part of the cloud tools ecosystem supporting the Rackspace cloud beside Amazon (AWS) and Google Storage and today prominently featured as a cloud tool application of choice.
When adding a configuration for Rackspace Cloudfiles, Qloudstat supports both the US and UK API endpoints. Just choose from the drop down menu where your account is set up.
Tracking downloads either from a S3 bucket or CDN enabled container is a typical use case for Qloudstat. The open source software Cyberduck is distributed using Rackspace Cloudfiles with the Akamai content delivery option enabled. Followed some graphs plotted from the access logs that show some of the possible analytics.
- Example 1. URIs accessed over time. Comparison of selected files with overall number of requests.
- Example 2. Costs of ZIP files compared to total cost of data transfer.