Using Amazon S3 with Storage Made Easy

Storage Made Easy provides the easiest and most comprehensive application stack for Amazon S3 enabling users to store, share, collaborate and access files anytime, anywhere and from whatever device they choose.

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

is an online storage web service offered by
Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 uses the
same scalable storage infrastructure that uses to run its own global
e-commerce network, and provides scalability,
high availability, and low latency at commodity costs.
Amazon S3 is designed to provide 99.999999999% durability and
99.99% availability of data over a given
year. S3 is also designed to sustain the
concurrent loss of data in two facilities.
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Sign Up Now Storage Made Easy has two ways of working with Amazon S3. Either use our hosted offering on top of Amazon S3
or use your own Amazon S3 keys when subscribing to our lifetime cloud package.
Storage Made Easy provides a host of features that you can use with your Amazon S3 data when working via our Platform.

Amazon provides a development toolkit to enable access to Amazon S3, and organises data in containers that are called Buckets. These are not intuitive when working with data. Storage Made Easy overlays a file system on top of Amazon S3 which give you the real look and feel of a genuine file system. This means you can create folders inside of buckets without having to create a new bucket. The filename on Amazon S3 simply becomes a combination of the foldername and the filename.

Storage Made Easy also enables you to manage your buckets either through the website or through the windows tooling. This enables you to nominate a default bucket, decide which buckets are visible, and create new buckets in any supported region.

Storage Made Easy also supports Amazon's new Reduced Redundancy Service (RRS). This lowers the Amazon S3 SLA to provide 99.99% durability and to sustain the loss of data in a single facility, but the price is cheaper to reflect this.

Storage Made Easy supports all Amazon S3 regions.

Premium users can add up to 10 different Amazon Accounts or mix and match with different clouds and view / manage from one file system.

Manage Your Files

  • File System: We place a file system on top of Amazon S3 so you can work with your data more intuitively - with a file manager interface you are used to.
  • File Versioning: Versioning is built into the Storage Made Easy platform. If the same filename is uploaded to the same folder, the new file will be versioned.
  • Recycle Bin: Storage Made Easy supports a recycle bin file recovery concept in case of accidental file deletion.
  • Encryption: Encrypt files using public/private key AES 256 bit encryption in which only you know the key (keys not stored by Storage Made Easy.) Users will be prompted for the key before they can access these files.
  • Advanced File Sharing: Share files via email (with expiry), public URL, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Group Sharing, WordPress + more.
  • GEO Location Recording: Storage Made Easy can record your location when you upload a file and also the endpoint location of where it was stored. This can be important from a regulatory perspective.
  • Content Tagging: Helps you easily organize and find files.

Access Your Files Anywhere, Anytime

Storage Made Easy provides many data access entry points to work with and manage your data. These include a rich web interface, iPhone,
iPad, Blackberry, Windows, Mac, and Linux solutions, with many other integrations such as WordPress, Facebook, OpenOffice,
Microsoft Office and more. Find out more about all of our Cloud Tools.

Windows Tools
Windows Tools: Tie Amazon S3 to desktop with
virtual drive, shell integration, Sync Tools, Email
Backup, Cloud File Browser + more.
Mac & Linux Tools
Mac & Linux: Our Mac and Linux virtual drives
are currently in beta and when fully released will
also include desktop sync for both systems.
Mobile Tools
Mobile: Access your data anywhere using
our advanced Android, Blackberry and iOS
clients (more coming soon!)

Share Your Files

Storage Made Easy makes it easy to share your files and collaborate with others. Import your Outlook contacts and Social Media contacts.
Share files via email, URL, Twitter, with groups, as an RSS feed, with Facebook, WordPress + more. Storage Made Easy features help you work with others:

  • Collaboration Groups: Invite users to participate in Collaboration Groups in which submitted content is share amongst the group. Enable sharing and privacy.
  • Workflow: Storage Made Easy has workflow features that enable you to be notified when files change or are added to directories. Notification and document workflow are built in.

For Business

Many more features are layered on top of the Amazon S3 storage infrastructure including the ability to use Amazon S3 with our Organization Cloud offering for businesses.

Find out more about the Organization Cloud.

  • Manage users, create public folders and set permissions
  • Monitor Organization Logs for user file operations
  • Manage bandwidth & storage capacity and chargeback departments
  • Record exact location of where file was uploaded from and where it was uploaded to