Cloud servers (AWS, Google, Azure, …)

The CANedge2 can be used with multiple cloud servers for convenience and easy scalability.



Google cloud server

Google Cloud Storage supports S3 via ‘Interoperability’:

See also our video of how to set up your Google Cloud bucket and how to set up CORS.

  1. Sign up for a free account (this requires your card details, but no charges are made)

  2. Under Storage/Browser select “Create bucket” and select your preferred region

  3. Go to Settings/Interoperability, Enable Interoperability and “Create a new key”

  4. To enable CORS, start Google Cloud Shell via the >_ icon in the upper right corner

  5. Enter the following command:

echo '[{"maxAgeSeconds": 3600, "method": ["GET", "OPTIONS", "HEAD", "PUT", "POST"],
"origin": ["*"], "responseHeader": ["*"]}]' > cors-config.json
  1. Next, modify below with your bucket name and run it in the shell: gsutil cors set cors-config.json gs://[YOUR_OWN_BUCKET_NAME]

You can now configure your CANedge2 and log into CANcloud using the endpoint, http://storage.googleapis.com, your bucket name and the Interoperability storage access keys.

Note

Some S3 API calls are not supported via GCS Interoperability, incl. parts of CANcloud. If you need full support for the API, consider AWS or MinIO


Other S3 cloud servers (Wasabi, DigitalOcean)

You can also use other S3 cloud servers like Wasabi or DigitalOcean. The concept of setting these up is similar to e.g. AWS and hence not described in detail here. If questions, please contact us.


Microsoft Azure cloud server [advanced]

Azure does not directly support S3, but you can use MinIO or Flexify to add the S3 object layer to the Azure account & blob storage structure2. In our opinion, Flexify is the best option as MinIO has deprecated support for Azure.

To deploy Flexify, see their video introduction and their Azure marketplace page.

If you wish to set up a MinIO to Azure gateway, you can find inspiration in GitLab’s article or MinIO’s article. Note that setting up a MinIO gateway is an advanced topic and requires that you have experience with Azure virtual machine management. While the Azure integration is possible, we recommend to at least start with one of the other cloud options. We are not able to offer technical support on setting up the MinIO gateway for Azure


1

Selecting a nearby region with low latency is key to ensuring fast data transfer rates.

2

Note that Azure + MinIO is a higher-latency solution vs. the native S3 cloud servers. If your use case requires fast WiFi data transfer (e.g. for periodic uploads), consider one of the other server options.