Services that provide efficiency and scalability can turn any organization into a high-speed of productivity and that’s what Amazon S3 delivers. What can be better than the latest web-based cloud storage service for online backups and applications on AWS? An experienced team who knows how to tailor the technology to the client’s needs. What is it and how does it work?

Amazon S3, also known as Amazon Simple Storage Service is, essentially, storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 features an interface that can be used to store and retrieve any data at anytime and anywhere on the web. It gives developers access to the same highly scalable, reliable, secure, flash-like and cost-effective infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its global network of web sites. This reliable service aims to maximize the benefits of scale and be able to pass those benefits on to developers. Amazon S3 works as an object storage service, different from block and file cloud storage. Each object is stored as a file with its metadata included, being given an ID number. Applications use this ID number to access an object. Later, a developer can access an object via a REST API.

Main advantages

  • Create buckets - Buckets are features where data is uploaded (photos, videos, documents, etc) and are the fundamental container for physical data storage. How to get started? By creating and naming a bucket.
  • Store data – Storage is the main concern when it comes to data and loading large objects into buckets won’t be a problem. Each object can contain up to 5 TB of data, which in turn can be stored and retrieved using a unique key that is assigned by the developer.
  • Download data - Downloading data is made easy since this precious information can be downloaded at any time by anyone.
  • Permissions – Security is a top feature, so only the owner of the resource, the AWS account that created it, can access it. This means that the owner has the power to deny or grant admission to others, thus managing uploads or downloads. This security structure helps keep any data protected by wanted outsiders and in general, unauthorized access.
  • Standard Interfaces - The standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces are designed to work with any Internet development toolkit.

Amazon S3 features

Store management

Amazon S3 provides different ways to categorize data. S3 Batch Operations are all about simplifying the process, regardless of the size of the objects. S3 Batch Operations also permit copies between buckets, replacing object tag sets, modify access controls, and restore archived objects in Amazon S3 Glacier, with a single request to the S3 API or a few clicks to the Amazon S3 management. In addition, it’s also possible to perform AWS Lambda functions on objects to perform custom business logic, such as data processing or transcoding image files. Among many other features.

Store monitoring

AWS features several tools at your disposal to monitor Amazon S3. These tools can be configured to do monitoring although there are those that demand a manual support. The common approach, depending on the situation, focuses on monitoring done at an automated level. To achieve this, there are two tools can be used: Amazon CloudWatch Arms and AWS CloudTrail Log Monitoring.

Store Classes

When it comes to storing data, Amazon S3 provides different storage classes for objects, specifically 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), and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive (S3 Glacier Deep Archive).

Security

As previously mentioned, security is a top feature and Amazon S3 focuses on Access Management, which you can manage the access of users and of S3 features they create and Safety, where security features are used to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your data, among them are resources such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

From store management and in-place consultation to intended use and restrictions, Amazon S3 grants several beneficial features all focused on providing businesses with the best means for innovation and growth and Out.Cloud provides expert knowledge of this technology, applying this know-how to support enterprises on scalability, data availability, security, and performance.