Getting started with Amazon S3 on Outposts - Amazon Simple Storage Service

Getting started with Amazon S3 on Outposts

With Amazon S3 on Outposts, you can use the Amazon S3 APIs and features, such as object storage, access policies, encryption, and tagging, on AWS Outposts as you do on Amazon S3. For information about AWS Outposts, see What is AWS Outposts? in the AWS Outposts User Guide.

Ordering your AWS Outpost

To get started with Amazon S3 on Outposts, you need an Outpost with Amazon S3 capacity deployed at your facility. For information about options for ordering an Outpost and S3 capacity, see AWS Outposts. For specifications, restrictions, and limitations, see Amazon S3 on Outposts restrictions and limitations.

Do you need a new AWS Outpost?

If you need to order a new Outpost with S3 capacity, see AWS Outposts pricing to understand the capacity option for Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and Amazon S3. Current options for Amazon S3 on Outposts capacity are 48 TB and 96 TB.

After you select your configuration, follow the steps in Create an Outpost and order Outpost capacity in the AWS Outposts User Guide.

Do you already have an AWS Outpost?

If your Outpost is already on your site, work with your account team to identify Amazon S3 capacity that is compatible with your current configuration, or order additional hardware.

Setting up S3 on Outposts

After your S3 on Outposts capacity is provisioned, you can create buckets and S3 access points on your Outpost using the AWS Outposts console, the Amazon S3 on Outposts REST API, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), or the AWS SDKs. You can then use APIs to store and retrieve objects from these buckets. You can also use AWS DataSync to transfer data between your Outpost and the AWS Region. For more information, see Working with Amazon S3 on Outposts.

You can manage your Amazon S3 storage on Outposts using the same services that you use in-Region today. These include AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Amazon S3 Access Points to control access to objects and buckets, Amazon CloudWatch to monitor operational health, and AWS CloudTrail to track and report on object-level and bucket-level activity.

After AWS enables your S3 on Outposts capacity, you can access your Outpost using the AWS Outposts console, the Amazon S3 REST API, the AWS CLI, or the AWS SDKs.