Storage bucket vs. shared folder

Hi community,

we are currently updating to a 2020 Orchestrator version and looking through the now available Features I noticed the storage bucket feature.

While I understand the functionality of this feature I cannot really determine its intended purpose.
You Need this storage for document Validation using the Action Center (somehow the document has to be made available).

But can you use it for more than that?
Is the storage bucket an alternative for a shared Folder on the Windows System?

E.g. you have a Dispatcher/Performer process but with files that Need processing.
Can you now let the Dispatcher create a queueitem and upload the file to storage bucket with refering to it in the Queue item, so that the performer has Access to it?
Or is this not the intended prupose and you should still move the file to another windows-based shared Folder for the performer to access it?

Just to be clear:
I am not asking for a how to, I am asking for a intended Purpose.


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Are there plans to have versioning on the files in the Storage Bucket? It would be nice to be able to keep a certain number of versions back instead of having to track versions somewhere else.

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