For two main reasons:
1) You want/need more than the 25GB of storage Atlassian provides
2) You want better control over where your files are stored, and what happens to them.
Confluence Cloud comes with a 25GB storage limit for your account, which is shared between
JIRA, Confluence, and Bamboo Cloud instances, and there is no way to increase this limit.
While Bamboo Cloud instance have the ability to store build artifacts in Amazon S3 Buckets,
Confluence itself has no such functionality.
With this plugin, you not only gain unlimited storage, but also all the other features S3 provides.
Like integration with other AWS services, or the ability to share a bucket with Bamboo.
All files you upload through the Simple Cloud Files plugin will be stored in the S3 Bucket you've
configured. Each Confluence Space will have it's own folder based on the space key.
Within each space folder, you will find one folder called "spaceFiles", which contain all the
files directly associated with the space itself.
Additionally, you will find a folder for each Confluence Page that has Simple Cloud Files attached to it.
The folders are named based on the page key.
The beauty of using the Simple Cloud Files plugin is that you own the S3 Bucket, and thus the files
stay with you, no matter whether you stop using our plugin, or even Confluence itself.
With the Atlassian Marketplace, you can install the add-on from
inside of your Confluence instance using your browser. You don't have to go
to the server command line to copy files or configure XML files or anything like that.
For more detailed steps, take a look at our documentation
After you've installed the plugin, your Confluence instance gains 2 new screens.
1) Your Confluence spaces gain a new tab in the left sidebar for "Cloud Files".
This is where your space level files & folders go.
2) Your Conflunce pages gain a new menu item for "Cloud Files".
This is where your page level files & folders go.