Why You Need Storage Aliases
If you have an existing cloud storage provider for your files, Filestack can easily integrate with it through the use of storage aliases. Here are some reasons why you need to use storage aliases for your external cloud storage:
- You won’t have to remove and rewrite your business logic entirely.
- You will avoid the hassle of creating and managing a new server for your files. Instead, you can use an existing cloud storage right away. Once you create a storage alias for it, you can use Filestack’s powerful features on your cloud storage’s content.
- Content from the aliased cloud storage will be accessed securely through an abstracted URL, allowing you to transform and process it while keeping the storage safe and private.
- Filestack’s storage aliasing feature supports 5 popular storage providers (including an internally managed S3 bucket, which is the default Filestack storage).
How Do Storage Aliases Work With Your Cloud Storage Provider?
Apply Filestack’s transformation and processing API after creating a storage alias for your cloud storage provider
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A Use Case for Storage Aliases
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