If you are the leader, you have supporters. If you have many supporters, your API becomes the standard many would like to use. Now Amazon S3 is the leader when it comes to cloud storage so its Amazon S3 API is widely used.
There are many cloud storage players that have Amazon S3 compatible APIs. For example, Google Storage for Developers; Eucalyptus/Walrus; Scality/Dunkel; Mezeo Compatibility API and etc..
Mount Amazon S3 Compatible Cloud Storage
(If it is Google Storage for Developers, it has its own entry.)
In the next step, you will change the access point to point to the corresponding API url for the S3 compatible cloud storage. For example, for Dunkel storage, you will change it to http://dcs.dunkel.de .
Use Cases after the Amazon S3 Compatible Storage is Mounted
You can do Backup, Access, Sync, Integration and Connect, 5 use cases together.
Backup – Backup from local to cloud storage and from cloud storage to local.
Access – Access with drive letter and access from web browser
Sync – Sync files and folders across multiple PCs
Integration – Integrate with your existing backup application, document management applications
Connect & Share – Connect and share documents with people around you