Join Joseph LeBlanc for an in-depth discussion in this video Why use cloud storage?, part of Up and Running with Cloud Storage APIs.
As you develop a web application, you may be wondering why would I want to consider…Cloud Storage API's, instead of using a traditional file system?…Let's have a look at some of the advantages provided by Cloud Storage.…One advantage is that you don't have to buy more hardware when you want to store…more files. Could Storage services will typically…charge you depending on how much storage you're using, and then that way you can…add as much as you need. Another advantage is that some Cloud…Storage services will keep a local and remote folders in sync.…This way if you have end users that want to keep a folder in sync and you want to…do something with that folder programatically, you can.…
Another advantage is that you can keep your web application focused on the logic,…while using the Cloud Storage API to handle the file storage.…This way, you don't have to worry about file system permissions or anything like that.…Another advantage is that you can get direct URLs to your assets.…You don't necessarily have to go through the Cloud Storage API to get your files back.…
- Why use cloud storage?
- Granting access to Amazon S3 buckets
- Displaying bucket contents
- Downloading files immediately
- Creating a Dropbox application
- Finding, downloading, and uploading files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cloud Storage Overview
2. Accessing Amazon S3 Buckets via REST
3. Other Container-Based Services
4. Creating Dropbox Apps
5. Other App-Driven Services
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