Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is storage via the Internet, designed to provide a simple web-services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere across the globe that has an Internet connection.
Amazon S3 provides a simple web-services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web, and is the same fast, reliable, highly scalable, secure infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites.
Data stored in Amazon S3 is secure by default, meaning only bucket and object owners have access to the Amazon S3 resources they create, and Amazon S3 supports multiple access control mechanisms, as well as encryption, for secure transit and secure storage on disk. With Amazon S3’s data protection features, your data is protected from logical and physical failures, guarding against data loss from accidental deletion, application errors, and infrastructure failures. And for organizations who must comply with regulatory standards such as PCI and HIPAA, Amazon S3’s data protection features can be used as part of an overall strategy to achieve compliance.
Highlights of Amazon S3 include:
• Create, read, and delete objects as small as 1k or as large as 5TB, with no limit to the number of objects you can store
• Each object is stored in a bucket and retrieved via a unique, developer-assigned key
• Buckets can be stored in one of several “AWS Regions”, and you can choose a Region to optimize your storage bucket for latency, to minimize costs, or to address regulatory requirements.
Amazon S3 Regions include US Standard (Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), South America (Sao Paulo), and GovCloud (US)
• Authentication mechanisms are provided to ensure that data is kept secure from unauthorized access, objects can be made private or public, and permissions can be granted to specific users
• Options for secure data upload/download and encryption of data at rest are provided for additional data protection
•Uses standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces designed to work with any Internet development toolkit
• Provides functionality to simplify data lifecycle management, and includes options for segregating data by buckets, monitoring and controlling spend, and automatically archiving data to even lower cost storage options, the Amazon Glacier
Where to go from here
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