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Amazon Improves S3 Management Console

Just in time for the holiday weekend (in the U.S., at least) Amazon has made a few select improvements to its S3 management console. While not Earth-shattering, the features will make using S3 from tablets and behind corporate firewalls a bit easier. Uploading files in bulk just got easier too.

Here’s the skinny. Today Amazon announced it had gotten rid of the Adobe Flash requirement to use S3. Now you should be able to manage S3 from your iPad without headaches. That includes access when you’re behind a restrictive corporate firewall – as long as you have access to port 80 and 443 (SSL).

That would be nice on its own, but Amazon has a few more tweaks that are of interest. If you have Java, you can use the Advanced Uploader to send entire folders at once – and files larger than 5GB. If you have a lot of data, you might still consider mailing your drive to Amazon instead.

Finally, the latest update also gives you the ability to search for folders or objects by just typing a few letters of the name of an object or folder.

Again, these are all small enhancements, but they add up to a more pleasant experience when using S3. What else would you like to see Amazon improve with S3?

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