The Alfresco Content Connector for AWS S3
is an add-on module that provides an alternative content store. It uses Amazon's Simple Storage
Service (S3) as the storage mechanism for Alfresco Content Services, allowing for virtually
unlimited and inexpensive storage.
Here is a summary of the key capabilities introduced in 2.1
Key capabilities introduced in 2.0:
The AWS SDK provides better support, stability, and extensibility for developers, and is
more actively maintained.
Important: The S3 Connector
2.1 module can be applied
to Alfresco One 5.1.x, and Alfresco Content Services
5.2 or later.
To leverage the full capabilities, it's recommended to run your Alfresco Content Services
instance on Amazon's Elastic
Compute Cloud (EC2), connected to Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3). From S3 Connector
you can now also use
the S3 Connector with an Alfresco Content Services instance running on-premises, with some limitations
. Other devices or services that advertise as being S3
compatible have not been tested and aren't supported.
The following diagram shows a simple representation of how Alfresco Content Services and the S3 Connector interact with AWS S3.
For earlier releases of the S3 Connector, see the Previous
versions section of http://docs.alfresco.com.