Most customers start developing brand new applications with the AWS developer tools and SDKs. Alternatively, a web-based interface for accessing and managing Amazon S3 resources is available via the AWS Management Console.

Often, data needs to be moved into Amazon S3. The AWS Storage Gateway is the simplest way to streamline on-premises storage environments and workflows into S3, and the AWS Snowball family helps move large amounts of data with a physical appliance. Or, S3 can integrate with existing workflows and applications through a wide range of other AWS services, third-party software connectors, and gateways.

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Developers building applications can choose from a wide variety of AWS SDKs that simplify using Amazon S3 in their use case. AWS SDKs for Amazon S3 include libraries, code samples and documentation for the following programming languages and platforms.

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AWS SDK for Java

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AWS SDK for .NET

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AWS SDK for Python

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AWS SDK for PHP

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AWS SDK for Node.js

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AWS SDK for Ruby


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The AWS Mobile SDK helps you build high quality mobile apps quickly and easily. It provides access to services specifically designed for building mobile apps, mobile-optimized connectors to popular AWS data streaming, storage and database services, and access to a full array of other AWS services.

The AWS Mobile SDK includes libraries, code samples, and documentation for iOS, Android, and Fire OS so you can build apps that deliver great experiences across devices and platforms.


The AWS Management Console is a web-based interface for accessing and managing your Amazon S3 resources. You can easily and securely create buckets, upload objects, and set access controls using the AWS Management Console. The Amazon S3 Getting Started Guide shows you how to start using the AWS Management Console with Amazon S3. To get started you:

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Getting Started with Amazon S3

Existing on-premises storage arrays can easily be connected to Amazon S3 (or Amazon Glacier) storage capacity through the AWS Storage Gateway. 

The Storage Gateway virtual appliance connects directly to local infrastructure as a file server, as a local disk volume, or as a virtual tape library (VTL). This seamless connection makes it simple for organizations to augment existing on-premises storage investments with the high scalability, extreme durability and low cost of AWS cloud storage.

The AWS Storage Gateway sits on your site as local storage, buffers your data for fast performance, and can efficiently move it over the WAN into S3 or Glacier.

Learn more about the AWS Storage Gateway

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Hybrid Cloud Storage


Data can be physically transported into Amazon S3 by an AWS Snowball device or even an AWS Snowmobile tractor-trailer.

Snowball devices are shipped to your location, connected to your datacenter to copy data, and then securely returned to an AWS region to put your data into S3.

Learn more about the AWS Snowball

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Physical Migration Appliances


Amazon S3 is integrated with a variety of other AWS services and third party connectors to help you bring data in and out of the cloud.  

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The AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program is designed to provide AWS customers with top quality APN Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solutions areas. Partners who have attained an APN Competency offer a variety of services, software, and solutions in the AWS cloud.

Storage Competency Partners help customers evaluate and use the techniques and technologies of effectively storing data on the AWS cloud.

Learn more about Storage Competency Partners.

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