Technical Specifications

FileMaker Cloud

Product offering

FileMaker Cloud is available through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and runs on the AWS Cloud. Product documentation is available online.

Languages supported: World Wide English only

Compatibility (Interoperability)

FileMaker Cloud 1.15.1 supports the following clients:

Supported web browsers

FileMaker Cloud Admin Console supports the following web browsers:

Desktop browsers
Safari 9.1.1 minimum
Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft Edge 25
Chrome 48 minimum
Operating system

CentOS Linux 7.2

Note: Linux is only supported on FileMaker Cloud. FileMaker Server is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Supported AWS Data Centers

FileMaker Cloud is available in only the United States, Canada, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Supported data centers include:

  • US West – Oregon
  • US East – N. Virginia
  • EU - Frankfurt
  • EU - Ireland
Hardware requirements

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance types vary depending on the amount of processing power, memory, and networking capacity needed to run your custom apps. Here are the available options:

Users AWS EC2 Instance Type CPU Memory
5
t2.small * 1 2 GB
t2.medium 2 4 GB
t2.large 2 8 GB
c4.xlarge 4 8 GB
m4.xlarge 4 16 GB
10
t2.medium 2 4 GB
t2.large 2 8 GB
c4.xlarge 4 8 GB
m4.xlarge 4 16 GB
m4.2xlarge 8 32 GB
25
t2.large 2 8 GB
c4.xlarge 4 8 GB
m4.xlarge 4 16 GB
m4.2xlarge 8 32 GB
m4.4xlarge 16 64 GB
100
c4.xlarge 4 8 GB
m4.xlarge 4 16 GB
m4.2xlarge 8 32 GB
m4.4xlarge 16 64 GB
m4.10xlarge 40 160 GB
BYOL
t2.small* 1 2 GB
t2.medium 2 4 GB
t2.large 2 8 GB
c4.xlarge 4 8 GB
m4.xlarge 4 16 GB
m4.2xlarge 8 32 GB
m4.4xlarge 16 64 GB
m4.10xlarge 40 160 GB

*Note: t2.small is not recommended for use with FileMaker WebDirect.

Storage

To maintain an optimal operating environment, FileMaker Cloud requires 40 GB of storage. Each Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance includes 40 GB of Elastic Block Storage (EBS) on AWS. Larger amounts of EBS are available from Amazon Web Services at additional cost.

Capacities
FileMaker Cloud
Clients Tested Theoretical
FileMaker Pro 250 Unrestricted**
FileMaker Pro (for User Connections) 100 100
FileMaker Go 100 100
FileMaker WebDirect 100 100

*Connections are limited only by the Amazon EC2 instance type and app design.

Additional supported technologies
Technology Supported
ESS Yes
ESS Adapter No
ODBC/JDBC Yes
Plug-ins* Yes
Custom Web Publishing with PHP No
Custom Web Publishing with XML No

* Check with your provider for availability of specific plug-ins.

Security

FileMaker Cloud provides a 90-day trial Comodo SSL certificate. You can renew the Comodo certificate by clicking the renewal link in the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console, or import a different custom certificate. You must purchase the SSL certificate from the certificate authority.