Amazon Web Services S3 support

In our upcoming 80.1 release, we are excited to announce that clients will now have a choice of storage back-end for documents. Documents can either be stored in the SQL Server database OR using Amazon S3!

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a massively scalable cloud storage solution offered by Amazon Web Services.  It can handle petabytes of data and millions of individual documents, while boasting 99.99% availability and 99.999999999% durability.

Why use Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is a complete and robust storage platform that allows SSI customers to scale documents to the millions and beyond.  For customers who anticipate needing to store large numbers of documents, setting up Amazon S3 can provide several benefits:

  • Low Cost - large amounts of data can be stored at a very low cost
  • Truly unlimited storage - the number of objects that can be stored is unlimited, and single objects can be as large as  5 terabytes
  • Durability - your documents are stored redundantly across multiple facilities, so you can rest assured that your docs will always be available
  • Security - documents stored on S3 are encrypted using SSI-managed encryption keys, meaning the AWS cloud infrastructure does not store the encryption keys, and each LMS hosted instance will use its own unique encryption keys. All communication with the S3 storage service happens over SSL-encrypted channels as well.

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