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CloudBerry Explorer freeware is a powerful Windows program that helps to manage all aspects of Amazon S3 storage. Many people use Amazon S3 to host their media content or entire websites to offload static content from their web servers, increase scalability or deal with so called TechCrunch effect, when after publishing a review on a popular website such as TechCrunch the number of visitors suddenly jumps tenfold. One of the things that have been successfully employed by professional webmasters to improve scalability and lower the web server load is content caching. Content caching is a directive to the client browser to store a certain file that rarely changes such as image on a local computer. Next time the user requests the same page, the cached content is taken from the local computer rather than requested from the web server. Not only it allows for better user ... (more)

CloudBerry Backup Leverages Amazon S3

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup beta 3 and later. CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. With beta 3 release we added some more exciting features that will make the product even better. Among new features are Backup exclusively locked files using Volume Shadow Copy Technology. You can now for example backup Outlook PST files and you don’t have to shut down Outlook for backup process to run. Command Line interface. This feature will help to integrate backup with your other ro... (more)

CloudBerry S3 Explorer: What’s New with AWS Import / Export?

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer 2.2 and later. AWS Import/ Export service also you to send a media device to Amazon so that the data is uploaded to S3. It has been recently extended with the API and the newer release of CloudBerry Explorer fully supports that API to offer some advanced functionality such as the list of current import / export jobs, Import Job Wizard and Export Job Wizard. Those wizards made available in addition to the existing functionality that helps you create the manifest and signature. We are thinking though that the API will become a preferre... (more)

How to configure S3 Bucket Root Document with CloudBerry Explorer

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer freeware 2.7 and later. As always we are trying to stay on top of the new functionality offered by Amazon S3  to offer the most compelling Amazon S3 and CloudFront client on Windows platform. Amazon has released a set of S3 features that allow customers to host their entire website on Amazon S3. The newer version of CloudBerry Explorer freeware comes with a full support for those features. AWS customers commonly serve image and video content out of S3, but they typically do not host their html content out of S3.  The biggest issue wa... (more)

Amazon S3 with CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Lab has released CloudBerry Backup version 2.3 -- an application that allows users to backup their data online to their cloud storage accounts such as Amazon S3, Windows Azure and Google Storage. 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... (more)