A reference for the key terms and concepts you should be familiar with when using Cloud Storage.
Cloud Storage interoperability
Discover how Cloud Storage tools can be used to work with other, non-Google, cloud storage systems.
There are several endpoints by which you can access Cloud Storage.
The Object Transcoding feature of Cloud Storage can automatically decompress files before they are downloaded from your buckets.
Hashes and ETags
Hashes and ETags can be used to validate the integrity of transferred data.
Truncated exponential backoff
Truncated exponential backoff is a strategy for handling failed requests. This page includes an example of what it looks like when used in Cloud Storage.
Generations and preconditions
Generation numbers allow users to uniquely identify data resources.
How consistency is applied in Cloud Storage.
Request rate and access distribution guidelines
Learn the best ways to use Cloud Storage's scalability for achieving high request rates.
A summary of the best practices to employ when using Cloud Storage, such as naming guidelines, security considerations, and uploading tips.
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