• 07 Jun 2024
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    Article summary

    Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is a cloud-based object storage service for a broad range of applications and use cases.

    Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is designed for individuals and organizations that require a high-performance, reliable, and secure data storage infrastructure at minimal cost. The following guides are provided to help you get started and then delve deeper into Wasabi features. Refer to the information below these lists for general insight into Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

    Getting Started

    Three basic steps:

    • 1—Signing Up for Wasabi with additional info about:
      • Wasabi Management Console features
      • Resetting the account password
      • Understanding the trial data limit and trial expiration
    • 2—Working with Buckets and Objects with additional info about:
      • Working with folders and files
      • More options for folders and files
    • 3—Creating a User Account and Access Keys with additional info about:
      • Signing in as a new user

    Upgrading to a paid plan at any time

    Advanced Usage

    • Accessing and leaving the Wasabi Management Console
    • Single Sign On (SSO)
    • Console display and features
    • Your profile and settings
    • User roles
    • Buckets and objects
    • Policies
    • Access keys
    • Groups, roles, and users
    • Billing

    Why Wasabi Object Storage?

    Wasabi is designed for individuals and organizations that require a high-performance, reliable, and secure data storage infrastructure at minimal cost.

    Wasabi stores data as objects in a bucket. An object consists of a file and, optionally, any permissions and metadata that describes the file. A bucket is a storage container into which you upload your files. You can have one or more buckets and, for each, you can:

    • Control access to it (who can create, delete, and list objects in the bucket)
    • View access logs for the bucket and the objects it stores

    Your user interface to Wasabi Cloud Storage is called the Wasabi Management Console or, simply, Wasabi Console.

    Wasabi's Free Trial Account

    What can you do (and not do) as a Wasabi trial user?

    When you sign up for a free trial, you have full feature access to the Wasabi service. We do not typically throttle the traffic associated with trial users, but we reserve the right to do so as part of fair usage policies.

    Wasabi's free trial program provides access to all Wasabi features.
    However, a trial user cannot make files or buckets public. This limitation was set to prevent new users from inadvertently allowing public access to the files or buckets. If this functionality is required for your trial testing, contact a Wasabi Customer Support representative (support@wasabi.com) who will review your use case and potentially adjust your trial account.

    You will not be charged for any type of usage during your time as a trial user. Once you submit a credit card to become a Wasabi subscriber, usage charges begin. 

    Common Use Scenarios, Features, and Pricing

    The Wasabi website lists many of the ways you can use Wasabi. Go to the Products tab on the Wasabi website for FAQs and information on Wasabi features and pricing.

    While Wasabi can be used to access files over the public internet, it is important to consider Wasabi's reasonable use egress policy as noted in our Pricing FAQs. The reasonable use egress policy indicates that if your monthly downloads (egress) are greater than your active storage volume, your storage use case is not a good fit for Wasabi’s free egress policy. In this case, and we reserve the right to limit or suspend your service.