Amazon Simple Storage Service S3

Amazon S3Amazon S3 is an object storage built to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the Internet. It’s a simple storage service that offers high durability, availability, performance, security, and virtually unlimited scalability at very low costs.

Benefits of Amazon S3

  • Virtually Unlimited Capacity
  • Regional Availability
  • High Durability 11 9’s – 99.999999999%
  • Multiple Storage Classes and Durability
  • Encryption (Data at rest) – SSE-S3, SSE-KMS, SSE-C
  • Encryption (Data in transit) – TLS
  • Versioning for rapid data recovery

S3 Access Control

  • Object ACL’s
  • Bucket ACL’s
  • Bucket Policies
  • IAM Policies

Storage Classes

  • S3 Standard
  • S3 Intelligent-Tiering
  • S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (S3 Standard-IA)
  • S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access (S3 One Zone-IA)
  • Amazon S3 Glacier (S3 Glacier)
  • Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive (S3 Glacier Deep Archive)
  • S3 Outposts

Amazon S3 Standard (S3 Standard)
S3 StandardS3 Standard offers high durability, availability, and performance object storage for frequently accessed data. Because it delivers low latency and high throughput, including cloud applications, dynamic websites, content distribution, mobile and gaming applications, and big data analytics.


  • Wide variety of use cases
  • Designed for durability of 99.999999999% of objects across multiple Availability Zones
  • Resilient against events that impact an entire Availability Zone
  • Designed for 99.99% availability over a given year
  • Supports SSL for data in transit and encryption of data at rest
  • S3 Lifecycle management for automatic migration of objects to other S3 Storage Classes
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