Soflayer Swift

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

Overview Configuration Steps

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


  • Select the location endpoint and then "View Credentials"



Add provider credentials to the Softlayer Object Storage provider within QuantaStor

Select the "Softlayer Object Storage" 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 Object Storage 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.