Map Amazon S3 as a local network drive on Windows and Mac. Easy drive letter access to files and folders inside Amazon S3 buckets, with web browser interface and mobile applications too!
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. This is why you already put files and folders into Amazon S3 and now you are looking for a solution that can mount s3 as a drive and can provide an easy way to access Amazon S3 buckets from the familiar Windows Explorer interface or Mac Finder interface.
Amazon S3, for the most part, is designed for independent software vendors (ISVs) to build business solutions, and not for direct use. There are some other services from Amazon Web Services that are more user friendly, such as the Amazon EC2, and the Amazon Load Balancers, but most other AWS services are meant to be used via API (Application Programming Interface) by ISVs.
Amazon S3 has a web interface in aws.amazon.com that can facilitate easy upload and download of files. However, having a local s3 drive letter that has s3 bucket contents mapped to Windows explorer will make it much easier to use files inside S3.
Adding Active Directory users to share files and folders from within Amazon S3 by turning folders into online shared folders.
Make files and folders sitting inside Amazon S3 following you and always be available at your finger tips from iOS and Android devices.
Accessing shared drives at work is usually based on Windows file server network share and Active Directory, which are very common components of enterprise infrastructure. But when we become road warriors and work-from-home employees, wouldn't it be convenient to have shared online work drives? This is likely you are looking for a mapped S3 local drive in the first place.
At the same time, you are also seeing Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive with File Stream that are making their ways into business work spaces. Having a solution that includes mapped drive, secure web-based cloud file sharing and mobile application will elevate Amazon S3 from a simple archiving storage solution to a always-on cloud file server solution.
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CentreStack adds secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery, to file servers on-premises with easy cloud migration to Amazon S3 storage. Mapping Amazon S3 buckets as a network drive is one of the most popular features.
CentreStack bridges file servers and Amazon S3 storage for secure remote access without the need of using a VPN.
CentreStack leverages Amazon S3 storage as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history and audit tracing to provide business continuity for file servers on-premises.
CentreStack uses Amazon S3 storage for secure mobile file sharing from a web browser or from a mobile application.
CentreStack sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and Amazon S3 storage that can be seamlessly converted to AWS only.
CentreStack combines the security strengths of local IT infrastructure (such as Active Directory) and the mobility strengths from Amazon S3 cloud storage to provide the best of both worlds – security and control of local file servers combined with the efficiency and productivity gains of Amazon S3 cloud.
Remotely access Amazon S3 files and folders from a mapped local drive within Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.
Browse folder structures inside Amazon S3 without actually downloading files until users generate active-use intent, such as double click on a file inside the local s3 drive.
When Amazon S3 is used in a team setting, files can be locked to prevent files being over-written by team members.
Mark frequently used files and folders as favorites for offline access.
Preserve NTFS permissions and Active Directory identities when connecting file servers to Amazon S3.
Local folders sitting on user's desktop or laptop machines can be synchronized to Amazon S3 for protection.
Files and folders can be accessed and shared from web browsers and integrate with Office 365 for direct web-based editing.
The local S3 drive provides multiple upload and download threads under the hood to speed up transferring speed to S3 buckets.
With a laptop and an amazon s3 drive feature, you can enable your mobile workforce to collaborate on files and folders directly from Amazon S3 buckets.
The Amazon S3 drive feature is integrated with Active Directory and other IT infrastructure to provide 2-factor authentication and single-sign on protections.
A S3 local drive is much easier to transfer files and folders via drag and drop from within Windows Explorer. Double clicking on a file to start editing is also much more productive.
The S3 local mapped drive feature also comes with file locking, offline-folder support, conflict detection and version control. All these features were designed to support team collaboration.
The S3 network drive feature also comes with folder synchronization and cloud backup. These features enhance business continuity for your work.