AWS Storage Services and Their Benefits

AWS Storage Services and Their Benefits

A Amazon Web Services allows customers to obtain storage for their backup data on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier in a very cost-effective manner. 

Storing data in Amazon's object storage eliminates the maintenance cost required to manage an on-premises storage solution. This service is scalable, allowing organizations to use and pay only for what they need. 

Implementing a secure and durable backup and recovery solution is useful for organizations in cases of data loss, logical errors, or data recovery for audit purposes. 

In addition to Amazon S3, services like Amazon Glacier offer data archiving and long-term backup for small and large amounts of data for significantly less than the cost of local storage. 

Local storage solutions for backup and recovery often require a large upfront investment and ongoing specialist maintenance, but Amazon Glacier and Amazon S3 allow organizations to pay for storage by the gigabyte and eliminate the need for ongoing maintenance. 

That's exactly what we're going to show you in this article.

Read on to understand what the main AWS storage services are and what they are for!

7 AWS Storage Services

1. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is designed to store and access any type of data from anywhere on the web. It is designed to provide 99,9999999999% durability and scale to trillions of objects worldwide.

2. Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration

Amazon S3 transfer acceleration enables fast, easy, and secure file transfers over long distances between clients and S3 buckets. 

Transfer Acceleration leverages Amazon CloudFront's globally distributed edge locations, routing data as it arrives at an edge location in Amazon S3 over an optimized network path.

3. AWS Storage Gateway

AWS Storage Gateway seamlessly enables hybrid cloud storage with on-premises integration. It combines a multi-protocol storage device with highly efficient network connectivity to provide virtually unlimited scalability.

4. Amazon Glacier

Secure, highly durable and cost-effective storage service; designed for long-term data archiving and backup.

5. AWS Snowball

Secure petabyte-scale data transport solution, reducing network costs and transfer times for transferring large amounts of data to the cloud.

6. AWS Snowball Edge

Secure 100TB data transfer device with onboard storage and computing capabilities.

7. AWS Snowmobile

Exabyte-scale data transfer service for moving extremely large amounts of data in the cloud (up to 100PB per Snowmobile) through a 45-foot-long rugged shipping container.

Benefits of AWS Storage Services 

Here are the most glaring advantages you'll get when relying on AWS storage services!

Reduced investment in hardware

The AWS Cloud's online distributed data storage design eliminates the bottlenecks and constraints of on-premises disk and tape solutions. 

Instant replication ensures your data is safe by automatically generating three copies of your data for different AWS regions.

Lower operating costs

Use a solution you know and trust, now with AWS as your storage target. Pay-as-you-go pricing ensures that you pay only for the resources you consume, eliminating the need to over-provision peak demand. 

Lifecycle policies automate data migration between storage tiers to remove manual overhead, minimize management complexity, and further reduce costs.

Faster data recovery

Amazon S3 gives you control over the region where your data resides to minimize network latency and facilitate faster data retrieval. 

Online storage provides faster recovery than tape, with millisecond latency.

→ Also read: Disaster recovery: understand why this strategy is critical for your business.

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