AWS Storage Blog

Category: Best Practices

Amazon S3 Replication

Ten tips for multi-tenant, multi-Region object replication in Amazon S3

Independent software vendors (ISV) want to build multi-tenanted applications to benefit from more efficient usage of resources in addition to global reach. These apps require a durable, scalable, and highly available data storage layer. Building this data storage layer from the ground up represents undifferentiated heavy lifting, and Amazon S3 offers a viable and effective […]

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Amazon S3 Replication

Save 20% on storage costs for replicated data in multi-region applications

Customers are increasingly building multi-region applications where they keep multiple copies of their data in geographically isolated locations for reduced latency, compliance, security, disaster recovery, and other use cases. For example, one common use case is for compliance. While Amazon S3 stores your data across multiple physically separated AWS Availability Zones (AZs) in the same […]

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Amazon S3

Manage and analyze your data at scale using Amazon S3 Inventory and Amazon Athena

Object storage gives you virtually unlimited scale, which helps you grow your business without being concerned with managing the infrastructure to support your data. Managing millions to billions of objects in Amazon S3 can be difficult, inefficient, and time consuming if you don’t take steps to automate the management of this data at scale. Data […]

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S3 on Outposts

Run applications on premises and access Amazon S3 objects from AWS Outposts

Today we are excited to announce support for direct local access to S3 on Outposts buckets. You can now run applications in an on-premises network and access objects from S3 on Outposts buckets running on your AWS Outposts. Common use cases for S3 on Outposts involve localized data ingest, processing, and data residency. For example, […]

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S3 Access Points

Tips for effective innovation collaboration from Pinterest and AWS: Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on how Pinterest and AWS worked together to solve a complex data access problem. Note: The launch for S3 Access Points aliases on 7/26/2021 makes it easy to use an access point for any application that requires an S3 bucket name. Researchers from the Kellogg School of […]

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S3 cost optimization

Amazon S3 cost optimization for predictable and dynamic access patterns

Many customers of all sizes and industries tell us they are growing at an unprecedented scale – both their business and their data. Amazon S3 enables any developer to leverage Amazon’s own benefits at a massive scale with no up-front investment or performance compromises. Customers love the elasticity and agility they get with S3 because […]

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Amazon S3

Managing resources effectively on Amazon S3 using AWS CloudFormation

Effectively storing and managing data has become a critical factor to many organizations’ success – and the amount of data stored, analyzed, and moved continues to increase rapidly. Many organizations use Amazon S3 for simply storing their data in its native format, a benefit of object storage in S3 buckets. Often times, that data in […]

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NEW Amazon S3 sessions at AWS re:Invent are coming on Jan 12-14

UPDATE 9/8/2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. We are into week two of AWS re:Invent, and a lot of the Amazon S3 sessions we posted about are now available on-demand, with a few more to be broadcast over the next two weeks. Hopefully, you also heard about some […]

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Best practices for accelerating data migrations using AWS Snowball Edge

Customers frequently perform bulk migrations of their application data when moving to the cloud. There are different online and offline methods for moving your data to the cloud. When proceeding with a data migration, data owners must consider the amount of data, transfer time, frequency, bandwidth, network costs, and security concerns. No matter how data […]

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Best practices for setting up your AWS DataSync agent

AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data between your on-premises environment and AWS Storage services. You can use DataSync to migrate active data to AWS, transfer data to the cloud for analysis and processing, archive data to free up on-premises storage capacity, or replicate […]

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