After a private beta phase of three months with intensive testing and refinements, we are pleased to announce Qloudstat is now available to the general public. Sign up today! You will be up and running within minutes. Qloudstat does all the work behind the scenes without any administration, maintenance and infrastructure required by you. We have a zero cost plan to get you started.
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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Qloudstat, the premier service for analytics of server side access logs of cloud hosted content.
Qloudstat is doing analytics for not only hits but other crucial metrics such as bandwidth and transfer costs. Data is plotted in an interactive chart, timeline, table or geographical map split up by different dimensions in a user friendly web interface. Gain insight of URIs and filetypes used. List referring sites and search keywords. Analyze HTTP user agents, operations and status codes. Compare CDN edge locations. Visualize requests on a country, region or city map. The analytics provided are not static but queries can be made for for any given daily time period with custom filters applied. Dynamic reports are rendered instantaneously not dependent on the time period chosen to be visualized.
Reports are updated continuously around the clock to give instant and always up to date statistics no matter of access volume or the number and size of log files. Qloudstat copes with the rapidly growing traffic using highly optimized scalable systems without any installation, administration, maintenance and infrastructure required by clients. During the 3 months private beta the service was already operational with customers facing up to 25 million hits per day.
Qloudstat integrates with the market leaders in cloud storage and content delivery networks (CDN) currently supporting AWS S3, AWS CloudFront, Google Cloud Storage and Rackspace CloudFiles (Akamai CDN).
Security is a pivotal requirement for cloud based applications. Qloudstat accesses log files in third party accounts using dedicated security credentials either using OAuth authentication for Google Cloud Storage or a user managed under the Identity and Access Management (IAM) for integration with Amazon Web Services. Log files are fetched using a TLS secured connection and the website to access reports is only available with HTTPS as well.
Pricing is based on raw log data volume with four different monthly subscription plans offered. Additionally a free plan allows to use the service at zero costs for sites with less than 100’000 hits per month. With data liberation in mind, export formats for further external processing are provided.
Qloudstat is Swiss made software.
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.
We are now accepting users to the private beta. Signup and give it a try. Configuration is a snap and you will be ready within minutes with plotted graphs of your access logs.
Update: We are currently not enforcing any quota of the different subscription plans while in beta. You are more than welcome to try Qloudstat with big data. Log files created up to two month prior your account setup are processed.
Update (20/03/2012): Following our announcement of public availability we are now enforcing quotas as per our plans.
The aim of Qloudstat is to make it simple and cost effective to provide access logs analytics of your content distributed in the cloud. The cloud in numbers. plotted.
Qloudstat gathers statistics from access logs of your cloud storage and CDN accounts. Whether using Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, Google Cloud Storage or Rackspace CloudFiles with Akamai CDN, Qloudstat gives you instant access to statistics by days, months or years plotted in graphs and maps.
Analyzing access log statistics from cloud providers is a tedious task due to the vast numbers involved and the raw format of the access logs provided. Qloudstat solves this for you with software as a service working behind the scenes without any administration, maintenance and infrastructure required by you.
A typical use case would be to break down downloads hosted in S3 by country, split up transfer costs by referring sites or map the geographical location of visitors.
Stay tuned and request an invitation for the private beta opening very soon!