Every business needs to store and manage data in order to function properly.
Applications must run smoothly, content must be available constantly, data needs to be easily accessible and backups must be successfully stored.
There’s no longer a need to spend money on unnecessary hardware and to hire a team of experts for every single thing. Amazon S3 is a solution that takes care of everything.
Amazon Simple Storage Service, commonly referred to as S3, is a simple web service that makes it easy to upload and store large amounts of data in the cloud. It is one of many AWS storage services and is primarily used for object storage. By using Amazon S3, your data will be safe and easily accessible.
The quality of the infrastructure ensures that the data stored in the objects are constantly available and durable. Amazon S3 can come in handy for a variety of cases, whether you're dealing with mobile or web applications, machine learning, big data, or something similar.
Customers and companies, regardless of size, can use Amazon S3's storage classes and features to organize more effectively, optimize costs, avoid risks, and configure specific settings. With properly stored and easy-to-use data, you ensure excellent conditions for successful business development.
Let's note once again that Amazon S3 is an object storage service. This means that it is different from other types of storage such as file and block storage.
In S3, each object is assigned an ID that applications need if they want to access its information, while with file storage, information can be accessed through the rest API.
In order to further understand how S3 works, it is important to clarify the following terms:
Objects are the basic entities within Amazon S3. They consist of data and metadata.
There's default metadata, such as last modified or content type, but you can also define custom metadata when storing the object.
Each object is identified within the bucket by its key (name) and ID.
Buckets are used to store objects. Let's say an object called photos/data.jpg is stored in the johndoe bucket. That means that it can be accessed through the URL: http://johndoe.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/data.jpg.
Buckets serve multiple purposes:
Each bucket must have a unique name. You can have a maximum of 100 buckets within one AWS account.
Amazon S3 has a total of 7 storage classes:
Amazon S3 is a great solution for any cloud-based business. Excellent infrastructure and multiple storage classes are just some of the advantages of this well-known service.
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