Amazon S3 - AWS Storage Services Overview

Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) provides developers and IT teams secure, durable, highly scalable object storage at a very low cost. You can store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web through a simple web service interface. You can write, read, and delete objects containing from zero to 5 TB of data. Amazon S3 is highly scalable, allowing concurrent read or write access to data by many separate clients or application threads. Amazon S3 offers a range of storage classes designed for different use cases including the following:

  • Amazon S3 Standard, for general-purpose storage of frequently accessed data

  • Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (Standard-IA), for long-lived, but less frequently accessed data

  • Amazon S3 Glacier, for low-cost archival data