Currently, you cannot manage buckets and upload objects via the vCloud Air UI.

You can create buckets and upload objects via APIs provided by Google by following the steps listed at: https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/getting-started-gsutil.

The storage class is selected at the bucket-level. By default, the Standard Storage class is selected. You can change to a different class via APIs. When you select a different class, the objects are moved to a different bucket in the newly selected class. The resource usage and billing will also change accordingly.

Example: gsutil mb -c DRA gs://<bucket-name>

The service is available globally. However, "US" is selected as the default location if no location is specified. You can change the location to "EU" or "ASIA" via APIs. When you select a different location, the objects are copied to a different bucket in the newly selected location.

Example: gsutil mb -l "EU" gs://<bucket-name>

Ensure you follow DNS naming conventions while naming buckets. As all buckets are in the same namespace, every bucket name must be unique across the entire Google Cloud Storage namespace.

Objects cannot be edited. If you edit an object, the new version replaces or overwrites the original one.

Objects are consistent. They are either available or not available. You cannot access partial or corrupted files. There is no variance in the file irrespective of the location from where it is accessed.

Object names mimic file structures.

Example:

/europe/france/paris.jpg

/europe/france/cannes.jpg