Scalability and Elasticity - AWS Storage Services Overview

Scalability and Elasticity

Amazon S3 has been designed to offer a very high level of automatic scalability and elasticity. Unlike a typical file system that encounters issues when storing a large number of files in a directory, Amazon S3 supports a virtually unlimited number of files in any bucket. Also, unlike a disk drive that has a limit on the total amount of data that can be stored before you must partition the data across drives and/or servers, an Amazon S3 bucket can store a virtually unlimited number of bytes. You can store any number of objects (files) in a single bucket, and Amazon S3 will automatically manage scaling and distributing redundant copies of your information to other servers in other locations in the same Region, all using Amazon’s high-performance infrastructure.