Eucalyptus 4.0 OSG Bucket ACLs and Object Lifecycle Management using Python Boto and s3cmd

More Mind Spew-age from Harold Spencer Jr.

Introduction

My last few blogs have discussed how Eucalyptus 4.0 supports similar Amazon Web Services, such as Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Services (S3), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Security Token Services (STS) features. Using third party tools, such as python boto and s3cmd, features such as listing buckets and objects, listing running instances and assuming IAM roles were covered.  This blog entry is yet another example as to how Eucalyptus provides AWS compatible features in a private, on-premise cloud environment.

A couple of little known AWS-like features provided by the Eucalyptus 4.0.x Object Storage Gateway (OSG) that are barely discussed are the following:

Both of these features help cloud users implement cross-account bucket and object access, and define how long an object lives in a bucket.  Keeping consistent with the earlier blog entries and continuing to promote…

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