Using S3 object store providers with Connect: Direct for Unix
IBM® Connect:Direct® for UNIX can be configured to extend support to S3 object storage providers including AWS, Minio, Dell EMC ECS, and Red Hat Ceph to execute public and on-premise cloud-based operations. Users can now continue using the benefits of Connect:Direct features like security, reliability, and point-to-point file transfers optimized for high-volume delivery along with versatility that comes with a S3 storage backend.
Note that by default, Connect:Direct for Unix uses AWS S3 object store to transfer data between nodes installed on a EC2 instance or On-prem nodes, using pre-defined AWS S3 buckets. For more information on how to configure Connect:Direct to use other S3 object store providers see, Setting up Connect:Direct Node on S3 object store providers.
The Linux platform supports managed file transfers between the node and the AWS S3 object store. It is required to be installed on an EC2 instance in the same region as the source and destination S3 buckets. The EC2 instance requires the minimum configuration for SUSE or Red Hat Linux specified in the table above. To set up AWS account, EC2 instance, S3 bucket configuration and credentials contact your IT Administrator.