Lyve Cloud S3 Storage User manual
Lyve Cloud S3 Storage 

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Product Features

Lyve Cloud offers several features designed to support a variety of use cases. Customers can easily store, analyze, and manage data on secure, cost-efficient Seagate storage. Lyve Cloud provides an object storage solution that allows customers to move data to and from storage buckets through an HTTPS protocol. Admins can easily manage bucket access with user-specific access control lists. With Lyve Cloud’s flexible application programming interface (API), customers can plug in their favorite S3-compatible applications to store data, run big data analytics, audit storage activity, and manage users across the platform.

Storage management

Lyve Cloud’s single-tier design breaks away from traditional storage classes to provide uninterrupted data movement. Objects stored in Lyve Cloud can be uploaded, downloaded, updated, and erased anytime. Using S3 Select API calls, customers can easily connect to third-party clients to move and manage data. Applications are authenticated to Lyve Cloud using an access key and secret key provisioned at service account creation. Once authenticated, applications will access buckets and objects using the defined permissions set in the service account (read-only, write-only, or all operations).

All S3 API activity and actions within the Lyve Cloud console are tracked with Audit logs . Audit logs record all S3-supported API calls and activities on the console to access audit functions and track suspicious activity.

Lyve Cloud also offers features to help prevent unintended data modifications and provide versioning. Using Object Immutability prevents objects from being deleted or overwritten by any user, including the account owner, for a specified retention duration. Object Immutability also supports Amazon S3 Object Lock to reinforce Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) policies. Customers can toggle on Object Immutability at bucket creation to enable this feature, which also enables Versioning. Versioning allows customers to protect, recover, and restore every iteration of an object stored in a bucket in case of accidental deletions or failures. Versioning remains enabled even if Object Immutability is later disabled.

Lyve Cloud offers Global Account Management to allow customers to create buckets in different regions or create service accounts to access buckets in different regions. For more information, see S3 API endpoints. This provides simplified management of multiple regions on the Lyve Cloud console and the ability to increase redundancy and availability. For more information, see Understanding Global Accounts.

Customers also use Lyve Cloud Sub-Accounts to create, provision and manage additional sub-accounts to maintain a multi-level account structure. Each sub-account can function as its storage account with the ability to manage its users, create buckets and upload data.

Learn more about Managing Lyve Cloud storage.

Storage Analytics

Customers can now analyze, process, move, and transform massive amounts of data on Lyve Cloud using Lyve Cloud Analytics. This platform uses big data frameworks such as Apache Spark, Trino, and ML to satisfy a variety of use cases, including scheduling, monitoring, machine learning, and more. For more information, visit Getting Started with Analytics.

Lyve Cloud’s flexible backend was designed to complement various computing applications. As a vendor-agnostic solution, Lyve Cloud can connect to public cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, and Google to utilize their analytics services on Lyve Cloud storage. This functionality allows businesses to consolidate, query, and analyse big data on cost-efficient Seagate storage. Customers can visit Lyve Cloud Marketplace to utilize validated Lyve Cloud partner solutions for computing, such as Zadara zCompute and Equinix Metal.

Access management and security

Access management

Account administrators have several tools to authorize access to Lyve Cloud users. Identity and access management (IAM) allows Lyve Cloud Administrators to manage users and their access to the console. Access is managed with user-defined roles that offer varying levels of accessibility. IAM users can use Configuring multi-factor authentication (MFA) for additional verification during login.

Configuring Federated Login requires Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol to provide a single sign-on authentication method through an organization’s IDP (identity provider).


Lyve Cloud offers security features to protect data in flight and at rest. To ensure data is protected in flight, Lyve Cloud aligns with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 protocol and leverages 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) encryption, establishing secure communications to the client. By default, all data is encrypted before it is stored.

Learn more by visiting the Data Security Overview and the Lyve Cloud Data Security Whitepaper.

Availability and durability

Lyve Cloud data centers are located in multiple geographic locations, including Northern California, Virginia, and Singapore, with dedicated operations staff to ensure the Lyve Cloud services are available with a monthly uptime of 99.9%.

Data durability refers to long-term data protection against bit rot or other forms of corruption over long periods. Due to Lyve Cloud’s industry-leading architecture, Lyve Cloud can achieve 11 9s of data durability making data loss statistically insignificant.