Soflayer 3

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QuantaStor's Cloud Containers feature enables one to setup a NAS Gateway to IBM Softlayer S3 cloud storage buckets.

Overview Configuration Steps

  • Login to your Softlayer account using your IBMID at
  • Navigate to "Storage" and then select "Object Storage"
  • For S3 access select the account with S3 protocol enabled


  • Select "Access & Permissions" to get your access keys


Add provider credentials to the Softlayer S3 provider within QuantaStor

Select the "Softlayer S3" provider in the Quantastor UI to enter the credentials. Add the Username and API key.

Create/Add Cloud Container(s)

Now navigate to the Cloud Containers section and then Import or Create a new Cloud Container using the Softlayer S3 credentials you entered before. Note that after you create a new container you will find a Network Share listed in the main Storage Management -> Network Shares section which represents the container and makes it accessible via NFS and SMB.