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In this post we will discuss the advantages of storing media content of your website on Amazon S3 and how CloudBerry Explorer can help.   Overview If you want to learn how to get your Amazon S3 account you can read our previous post here One of the typical ways to improve scalability of high traffic website is to serve it contents from several web servers. For example you may want to store your html files and dynamic script files at http://www.mysite.com/ while multimedia content such as images, video and audio files at http://media.mysite.com/ This way all request for html pages will go to first sever and requests for media content will go to the second one allowing each server to perform better under high load. Let’s see how you can employ Amazon S3 as your second server. Amazon S3 offers you unlimited scalability and pay as you go model. You pay only for what ac... (more)

Backup Your Data Online to Amazon S3

CloudBerry Lab has started a beta testing program for CloudBerry Online Backup - an application that allows users to backup their data online to their Amazon S3 accounts. Disaster recovery planning is often times an afterthought that comes to light when disaster strikes. Very seldom do companies fully recover from loss of critical data which could lead to loss of business. CloudBerry Backup provides a powerful Backup and Restore product designed to leverage Amazon S3 reliable and secure online storage to make your disaster recovery plan simple, reliable, and affordable. CloudBe... (more)

How to host Media Files on Amazon S3 and CloudFront with CloudBerry Explorer (part 2)

This is a second part of our article on how to host content of your website on Amazon S3.  In this post we will discuss the advantages of storing media content of your website using Amazon CloudFront service and how CloudBerry Explorer can help. Overview If you want to learn how to get your Amazon S3 account you can read our previous post here .  I also highly recommend reading the first part of this article that explains why you may want to host your media content on Amazon S3 and how to do that with CloudBerry Explorer. In this article we will go beyond that and explain how you... (more)

Manage CloudFront Access Log with CloudBerry Explorer Freeware

CloudBerry Lab has released CloudBerry Explorer v1.5, a freeware application that allows users to manage files in Amazon S3 buckets just as they would on their local computers. CloudBerry Explorer allows end users to accomplish simple tasks without special technical knowledge, automate time-consuming tasks to improve productivity.  With CloudBerry Explorer, Amazon S3 becomes an extension to your local storage. You are no longer limited to the classic data storage on your local drive(s). With CloudBerry Explorer, you can move files to Amazon S3 just as easily as managing them on... (more)

How to sign-up for Amazon S3 and CloudBerry Backup

This post will focus on CloudBerry Online Backup in hope that this product will become your tool of choice for automating backup and restore processes.  I am going to show you how easy it is s to sign-up for Amazon S3 account and register it with CloudBerry Backup. Just remember, signing up for Amazon S3 is a two-step process. First you should create an Amazon account. Second you have to sign-up for S3 service.  If you ever bought a book or any other goods on Amazon you should have that account already and you can safely skip the first step and move to the second. How to create... (more)