Zenko, Scality’s multi-cloud controller, provides an open-source, platform-agnostic gateway to facilitate data replication and management for storage managers handling extreme data volumes over multiple clouds. Zenko provides a single integration point from which cloud data can be managed in several protocol spaces. Zenko either builds a namespace for cloud object data stores, or ingests the namespace of supported cloud data stores to perform powerful metadata-based file management and search tasks.

Zenko offers these capabilities using the logic and much of the syntax of Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service protocol (AWS S3) through its CloudServer module. CloudServer replicates select S3 API calls verbatim, providing ease of integration from existing cloud storage solutions. When requested, it can also replicate data and manage replicated data in other popular public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure Blob Stroage and Google Cloud Storage, as well as private clouds like Scality’s RING.

With Release 1.2, Zenko introduced an Azure Blob-native storage API, Blobserver, which manages stored objects in a Microsoft Azure Blob storage-compatible namespace. The subset of Azure Blob-compatible APIs available to Blobserver is also documented here.

Most Zenko tasks can be managed using the web-based Orbit service. More advanced users, however, may wish to interact directly with Zenko using its REST APIs. This guide provides an API and command reference for the benefit of such users.

Some properties can only be managed through other APIs. Documentation is also furnished here for addressing Prometheus and Backbeat. Prometheus API access is direct. The Backbeat API is accessed through CloudServer API calls.

Zenko provides application programming interfaces via CloudServer, UTAPI, and Prometheus.

Command Zenko by calling its REST API, using:

  • The AWS and Azure SDKs for your favorite programming language
  • aws-cli or azcli commands
  • Zenko-UI
  • A GUI-based client (such as CyberDuck)
  • Direct REST API calls (constucting calls in cURL, for example)

This reference describes available commands and APIs.