There are multiple types of storage that Overcast can provision for individual accounts.  Where content is stored will often affect which kinds of services that can be added to that storage. 

Overcast specialises in large files – video and images. Overcast supports many different file types with previews including video, audio, image, text, pptx, pdf, etc.



When a file is uploaded to Overcast, Overcast always stores the original file in its original format.  The Overcast transcoders then create proxies (for video), preview images, thumbnails and metadata which all become part of the file. The file is then stored in AWS S3.


Amazon Web Services S3.

Each account is allocated its own bucket in S3.  With each account, services can be set up to allow for 6 different tiers of storage – from nearline to deep archive.  Overcast recommends that in all cases proxies are saved in nearline storage for search and preview.

Within AWS, Overcast also provisions Bring Your Own Bucket storage to allow account holders to pay AWS directly for their storage.


Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and other storage repositories

Overcast provisions storage for clients in most cloud service providers. Generating previews and using transcoders are limited to content that is stored or passes through AWS

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