Which AWS S3 region should I store my media in?

Did you know that you can customize the AWS S3 region in which your site media is stored? By default, Shotgun stores media in the Oregon region, but many regions are supported. Choosing the right one can significantly improve Shotgun responsiveness.

Before selecting a region, the following questions should be answered:

  • Is your studio working from different locations?
  • In which region are most of your users located?

The Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration tool can be useful to help you determine what is the region providing you with the best performance. Don’t forget that different test condition will yield to different results, so don’t hesitate to have your users run the diagnostic tool too.

For users leveraging the media isolation feature, consider enabling media replication if you are working in different locations.