Conclusion - AWS Storage Services Overview


Cloud storage is a critical component of cloud computing because it holds the information used by applications. Big data analytics, data warehouses, Internet of Things (IoT), databases, and backup and archive applications all rely on some form of data storage architecture.

Cloud storage is typically more reliable, scalable, and secure than traditional on-premises storage systems. AWS offers a complete range of cloud storage services to support both application and archival compliance requirements. This whitepaper provides guidance for understanding the different storage services and features available in the AWS Cloud. Usage patterns, performance, durability and availability, scalability and elasticity, security, interface, and cost models are outlined and described for these cloud storage services. While this gives you a better understanding of the features and characteristics of these cloud services, it is crucial for you to understand your workloads and requirements then decide which storage service is best suited for your needs.