Integration with Cyberduck

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.

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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.

Confirm Rackspace Setup in Qloudstat

By example: cdn.cyberduck.ch

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.


 

Enable Logging

While waiting for Qloudstat to get ready to open the doors, you can prepare as well. To have the raw log data available when we launch, enable logging for your AWS, Google or Rackspace accounts.

Cyberduck for Mac & Windows allows you to configure logging for your cloud storage containers with a click of a button.