Dear Support Team, We are looking into using Cloudify for our file management and have a question.

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mamun707
mamun707 Member Posts: 3
edited June 2023 in Developer APIs

Dear Support Team,

We are looking into using Cloudify for our file management and have a question.

Is it possible to use our own company-managed Google Cloud (GC) environment to store the actual files and connect them to Cloudinary?

Thanks in advance,

Mamun Howlader

Software Engineer

Nexdecade Technology Pvt Ltd.

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  • Cloudinary Team
    Cloudinary Team Administrator, Cloudinary Staff Posts: 123 admin
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    Hi Mamun,

    Thank you for your interest!

    Cloudinary supports using your own storage in two separate ways:

    1. For backup purposes, where every original uploaded image is automatically copied to a backup bucket, which can be in your own AWS account, with versioning and recovery API. This is the most common use case.
      Adding your own storage as a backup is done in self-service through the management console and is available for any paid plan.

    2. The second is to use an S3 bucket / Google Cloud storage owned by you as a complete replacement for Cloudinary's backend storage, including caches, derived images and other metadata. Using your S3 / Google Cloud storage as a backend is available for enterprise plans only, and involves our professional services team and a short setup on our backend. Please note that there are three implications to using your own S3 as backend:

      • Higher overall cost, as you have to pay Amazon for your S3 storage use in addition to the Cloudinary plan.
      • You lose Cloudinary's backup and disaster recovery features, so you would need to manage backups yourself.
      • The backend directory structure is internal and may change without notice as we add features and change our backend behavior and usage of S3.

    Using your own S3 / Google Cloud storage as a full backend is usually required by customers who have regulatory requirements to 'own' their image storage and encrypt it at rest, such as customers in the finance and healthcare industries, however it's perfectly doable if you want to use it for your account if the implications listed above are acceptable.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions, if you want to move forward with the second option I can forward this message to our Sales team :)

    Thanks,
    Tamara

    Developer Support Engineer
    Customer Success team


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  • mamun707
    mamun707 Member Posts: 3
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    If I choose the second option, will you provide us with the entire process of implementing the GCP storage through Cloudinary in our angular websites?

  • mamun707
    mamun707 Member Posts: 3
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    If I choose the second option, will you provide us with the entire process of implementing the GCP storage through Cloudinary in our angular websites?

  • Cloudinary Team
    Cloudinary Team Administrator, Cloudinary Staff Posts: 123 admin
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    Hi Mamun,

    Sure :)

    I've forwarded your message to my colleagues on our sales team who will help with your request, and one of my colleagues will contact you directly soon (not via this support system).

    If you don't receive a message in the next business day or so please check your 'spam' or 'junk' folder in case the email from our sales team wasn't routed to your inbox, and please let me know if you'd like me to check with the team in case their message was lost or was delayed.

    Kind regards,
    Tamara

    Developer Support Engineer
    Customer Success team


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  • Tamara
    Tamara Member, Cloudinary Staff Posts: 97
    edited June 2023
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    Hi there,

    May I ask you to open a new private request here for that with your cloud name and email address?

    https://support.cloudinary.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

    Thanks

    -Tamara