Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) features outlined


Amazon Web Services has released a short video which outlines some of the key features of its Amazon S3 web service.

Launched back in March 2006, the Amazon Simple Storage Service, or simply the Amazon S3, is a web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) which provides storage through various web services interfaces like REST, SOAP, and BitTorrent and, according to AWS, simply and securely collect, store, and analyze their data at a massive scale.

According to AWS, the Amazon S3 is object storage built to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere, whether it is websites, mobile apps, corporate applications, and/or data from IoT sensors and devices.

AWS was quite keen to note that Amazon S3 deliver 99.999999999% durability and 99.99% availability as well as aims to provide unmatched durability, high availability, scalability, most comprehensive security and compliance capabilities, flexible management, and, easy and flexible data transfer.

As noted, Amazon S3 can be used for backup and recovery, data archiving, data lakes and big data analytics, hybrid cloud storage, cloud-native application data or disaster recovery.

As noted, in this short video, AWS has outlined some of the key features as well as usage scenarios for Amazon S3.


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