Posted On: Nov 17, 2022

Amazon S3 Storage Lens is a cloud storage analytics feature that delivers organization-wide visibility into object storage usage and activity. Today, 34 additional metrics have been added to uncover deeper cost optimization opportunities, identify data protection best practices, and improve the performance of application workflows.

With these new metrics, you can now achieve greater cost optimization for buckets that are not following your organization-wide policies. For instance, with S3 Lifecycle rule counts, you can identify buckets without Lifecycle rules for deleting incomplete multipart uploads older than 7 days. Similarly, you can now identify and track resolution of buckets that do not follow data protection best practices, including use of encryption and data replication. With detailed status codes, it is now easier than ever to spot buckets with unusual access patterns or where errors are consistently occurring. For example, with 403 authorization error counts, you can identify workloads that are attempting to access buckets without proper permissions applied.

S3 Storage Lens is pre-configured to include 28 free metrics by default for all customers with 14 days of historical data. By upgrading to Storage Lens advanced metrics, you receive 35 additional metrics with 15 months of historical data.

Amazon S3 Storage Lens is available in all AWS Regions including the AWS China (Beijing, operated by Sinnet), and AWS China (Ningxia, operated by NWCD) Regions but excluding AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. For a detailed view of S3 Storage Lens metrics, including 13 new free metrics and 21 new advanced metrics (available with upgrade), refer to the documentation. For S3 Storage Lens advanced metrics and recommendations pricing details, visit the Amazon S3 pricing page.