Amazon Simple Storage Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)
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What Is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

This guide explains the core concepts of Amazon S3, such as buckets and objects, and how to work with these resources using the Amazon S3 application programming interface (API).

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General product overview and pricing

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Get a quick hands-on introduction to Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service Getting Started Guide

Learn about Amazon S3 key terminology and concepts

Introduction to Amazon S3

How do I work with buckets?

Working with Amazon S3 Buckets

How do I work with objects?

Working with Amazon S3 Objects

How do I make requests?

Making Requests

How do I manage access to my resources?

Managing Access Permissions to Your Amazon S3 Resources