Google Cloud storage it’s Google answer to [Amazon S3] service. As long one of them is very popular 😉 Second wasn’t so successful amongst developers due to quite complex processes around service. Amazon is super simple, and developer friendly – Google… well not so easy. So the questions – why you may consider using GS instead of well documented, and super easy S3. Not many people realise but Google Cloud Storage is actually cheaper . The other reason to use Google Storage is having different provider as a backup solution. Anyway – let’s show how easy is to use GS with existing S3 libraries.
Google wanted to steel some clients from Amazon and they introduced Google Cloud Storage Interoperability which is basically same API which AWS S3 has. According to this document there are couple differences, but in general they aren’t – except endpoint.
You have to enable it using Google Developers Console
grab Access Key and Secret.
And here is simple example how to use it with GoLang goamz library