Posted On: Sep 30, 2020

Amazon S3 on Outposts delivers object storage to your on-premises AWS Outposts environment to meet local data processing and data residency needs. Using the S3 APIs and features, S3 on Outposts makes it easy to store, secure, tag, retrieve, report on, and control access to the data on your Outpost. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, and tools to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.  

In addition to helping you meet data residency requirements, you can use S3 on Outposts to satisfy demanding performance needs by keeping data close to on-premises applications. S3 on Outposts provides a new Amazon S3 storage class, named ‘S3 Outposts’, which uses the same S3 APIs, and is designed to durably and redundantly store data across multiple devices and servers on your Outposts. You can add 48 TB or 96 TB of S3 storage capacity to your Outposts, and create up to 100 buckets on each Outpost. AWS DataSync, a service that makes it easy to move data to and from AWS Storage services, supports S3 on Outposts, so you can automate data transfer between your Outposts and AWS Regions, choosing what to transfer, when to transfer, and how much network bandwidth to use. 

Amazon S3 on Outposts: Extending S3 Into Your on-premises Environment

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To start using S3 on Outposts, visit the AWS Outposts Management Console to order an Outposts configuration that includes your desired S3 storage capacity, or you can add S3 storage to an existing Outpost by working with your AWS account team. You then use the AWS console or S3 SDK, or CLI to create buckets and S3 Access Points on your Outposts. You can control access and monitor your S3 on Outposts using the same services that you use with Amazon S3 today, such as AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), S3 Access Points and policies to control access to objects and buckets, Amazon CloudWatch to monitor operational health, and AWS CloudTrail to track and report on bucket-level activity.  

Amazon S3 on Outposts is now available in all AWS commercial regions where AWS Outposts is available. Please refer to the AWS Outposts FAQs for S3 on Outposts availability. To learn more, visit the S3 on Outposts page, documentation, or read the blog post.