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 1.17 supports the following clients:

Note: FileMaker Cloud 1.15 and 1.16 are no longer supported for creating new instances and adding new users.

Supported web browsers

FileMaker Cloud Admin Console supports the following web browsers:

Desktop browsers
Safari 11.x
Chrome 65 minimum
Internet Explorer 11.x
Microsoft Edge 41
Operating system

CentOS Linux 7.4

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 currently available in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia. Supported data centers include:

  • US West (Oregon)
  • US East (N. Virginia)
  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • EU (Ireland)
  • Canada (Central)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
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.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.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
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
Clients Tested Maximum allowed
FileMaker Pro Advanced 250 2000*
FileMaker Go 100 100
FileMaker WebDirect 100 100
FileMaker Data API 100 100
ODBC/JDBC 50 Unrestricted*

*Connections may be limited 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. Renew the host name and Comodo certificate by clicking the renew button in the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console to purchase from the FileMaker Store. Or import a different custom certificate purchased directly from the certificate authority.