Developers and businesses around the globe rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for block storage, file storage, backup, archive, and disaster recovery.
NASDAQ OMX chose AWS in part because they needed to store and protect a rapidly growing amount of finance industry information indefinitely. AWS storage can scale to as little or as much as you need.
"We wanted our IT staff to spend less time managing the infrastructure, focus on our core business, and improve the productivity of applications for the company."
Jeremy Ward, Senior Vice President of IT, Kempinski Hotels
"You'll learn that in many ways cloud computing can actually offer you a more secure solution."
- Khawaja Shams, Mission Cloud Expert
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Object Storage – Amazon S3 is infinitely scalable and highly durable storage.
Block Storage – Amazon EBS provides block level storage volumes for Amazon EC2.
Archive Storage – Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup.
Cloud Gateway Storage – AWS Storage Gateway connects your on-premises IT environment with the AWS cloud.
Unlike Physical storage, which requires capacity planning, purchasing capacity in advance, and large up-front payments, AWS storage services offer pay-as-you-go pricing. So you pay only for the data that you store, at the storage tier you select. Unlimited scalability. No excess capacity. No up-front costs. All for less than it costs to operate on-premises systems.
AWS security measures, certifications, accreditations, and features meet the security criteria set out by some of the most discerning and security conscious customers in large enterprise as well as governmental agencies—and AWS security is available at no extra cost, regardless of customer size or amount of money that a customer spends with AWS.
AWS supports several methods for loading and retrieving data, including: the public Internet; a direct network connection with AWS Direct Connect; the AWS Import/Export service where we will load data from and to physical media; and for backups of application data, the AWS Storage Gateway automatically backs up data to AWS.
Nobody likes having their data relocated to unknown destinations. With AWS, you can choose the AWS Region where your data resides to optimize latency, minimize costs, or address regulatory requirements. Objects stored in a Region never leave that Region unless you transfer it out.
AWS storage services provide a choice of storage options that allow you to tier your data. Amazon S3 provides primary object storage with 11 nines of durability, Amazon S3 RRS offers secondary storage and Amazon Glacier cold archival. For block storage, choose your performance level with Provisioned IOPS storage for Amazon RDS or Amazon EBS for Amazon EC2.
Companies typically overpay for data archiving. Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month.
For remote-office and small-office application data, AWS Storage Gateway enables you to upload securely to the AWS Cloud for cost-effective backup, file share, and rapid disaster recovery. It's an easier way to protect application data with seamless and secure backups to AWS storage.