Google cloud storage registers the following fallback handler:
which returns null when a bucket exists (and may be owned by someone else). In a similar situation, S3 throws a ResourceAlreadyExists exception. I did notice that there is a unit test for this behavior in jclouds-google-storage, so it's clearly the intended behavior, but it does deviate from the other providers. I'd appreciate if someone could shine some light on why this handler was added. It'd be nice to have the interface be consistent between the providers.