AWS – Storage


AWS Storage Services are used to meet the demand of storage space required by various organizations.

AWS Storage services include Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon CloudFront or Amazon Elastic Block store (EBS) etc.

1.Amazon Simple Storage Secure (Amazon S3):

Amazon S3 is a object storage with simple web service interface.

It is used to store large amount of data and retrieve from anywhere on the web using http protocol.

It can store any type of data like html page, source codes, image file or encrypted data etc.

User can store backup and recovery, disaster recovery data, cloud applications etc.

Features of Amazon S3


2.Durable & scalable


4.Low cost

5.Simple data transfer

6.Easy to manage

2.Amazon Glacier:

Amazon Glacier is a online storage service having low cost.

It is used to store long term backups and archive files at very low cost of $0.004 per gigabyte per month.

It is best option for storing data having less access or data which is not accessed regularly.

AWS provide the large retrieval time which varies from several minutes to several hours.

Features of Amazon Glacier

1.Low cost






3.Amazon Elastic Block store (Amazon EBS):

Amazon EBS is a type of persistent block level storage device.

It is use with Amazon EC2 instances.

Each Amazon EBS volume replicated itself within its Availability Zone which provide protection against component failure.

It provide high availability and durability of Amazon EBS network.

It provide disk storage space to run wide variety of workloads.

4.Amazon CloudFront:

Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service.

CloudFront of AWS is a world’s largest cloud service provider.

It give developers  an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no minimum usage commitments.

It provide globally-distributed network of proxy server with cache content of websites, videos contents, APIs or other web assets more locally to consumer which improve the access speed of downloading the content.

5.Amazon Storage Gateway:

Amazon Storage Gateway provides a hybrid cloud storage service.

It enable on-premises software application to seamlessly use storage in AWS cloud.

The applications connect to the Amazon Storage Gateway using standard storage protocols, such as NFS and iSCSI.

The gateway connects to AWS storage services such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier and Amazon EBS, providing storage for files, volumes, and virtual tapes in AWS

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