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How to Use Verizon Cloud Storage with CloudBerry Explorer for S3 Freeware

Create Verizon Cloud Storage account

Securely store, access and protect all your non-transactional data in the cloud — where you want, the way you want and for as long as you want — all using Cloudberry Storage Tools with Verizon Cloud Storage.

Choose where and how your data objects reside. Get the right performance, fault tolerance and security based on your applications and users. Be confident knowing your data — your most valuable asset — will be there when you need it. Verizon Cloud Storage is designed to achieve data durability of 99.999999999%.

To start with Verizon Cloud Storage, go to https://my.cloud.verizon.com/login#/ and click "Create an account now":

2015-09-22 16_12_13-Login - Verizon Cloud

Then, please, follow the steps of registration wizard and enter all needed information including credit card details. As soon as your Verizon account will be submitted, please, enter it and click "Get Started" to create your "Verizon Cloud":

2015-09-22 16_19_27-Console - Verizon Cloud_Get Started Link

In the opening window, please, choose "Public Cloud", submit conditions and click "Continue". Your computing and cloud storage account is successfully created.

2015-09-22 16_20_53-Console - Verizon Cloud-Create Cloud

You get back to the main page of your Verizon account. Please, choose the "Storage" tab there:

Console Verizon Cloud Storage

On the Storage tab choose "Buckets":

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Click "Create bucket":

Create bucket

Let's specify the name of the bucket and click "Save":

Create bucket2

The created bucket successfully appears in the bucket list. On the next step, please, reset the API keys:

reset apikeys

And copy them from the panel to a separate text file:

Keys Full_Verizon Cloud

 

Please, go again to the list of buckets and click on the you have created to open its "Properties":

bucket properties

From the "Properties" window copy to the separate text file where you have saved your keys, the link to the bucket without the bucket name:

link to bucket

Download CloudBerry Explorer

Download CloudBerry Explorer for S3 Freeware. Install and launch the program.

Configure CloudBerry Explorer

Start the program and select menu "File" > “New S3 Compatible Account” > “Verizon”. On the second step enter account credentials. Display name can be any. Access key and Secret key, please, copy from the text file you have created previously or reset the API keys through Verizon online control panel as described in this blogpost.  Please, check, if the default link in the "Service point" is the same as the bucket link excluding bucket name, which you have copied to separate file.

Verizon New Storage account

Press the button “Test connection” to check, if it was configured correctly. For now Verizon Cloud Storage doesn't allow to create buckets through third-party applications. Please, create / delete buckets using online control panel. Created buckets will be visible in the bucket list:

1 panel bucket create CloudBerry S3 Explorer PRO

Create folders in the bucket:

1 panel folder create CloudBerry S3 Explorer PRO

 

Then you can upload and download files to folders or buckets by dragging and dropping them from one part of the window to another:

drag and drop files

Have a look at the task queue and upload progress indication at the bottom of the window. If you don't see the uploaded file in the bucket / folder, just press "Refresh":

uploading file

If you need AES-256 bit encryption, compression or other advanced features, please, consider the upgrade to Cloudberry Explorer for S3  PRO version.

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