Cloud storage as an infrastructure is a powerful tool that can provide multiple tenants with secure virtual data storage and management. AWS cloud storage is a public cloud storage service that allows customers to store their data on a remote, virtualized platform with resources that can be provisioned according to their business needs. This is done through AWS-provided connectivity between VPCs and on-premises applications to create an isolated network. Networks are connected through a central hub that protects web applications and safeguards against DDoS attacks and other threats. From object and file storage to block storage and data migration, AWS cloud storage services feature a variety of options built to suit an individual organization and accommodate growing needs.
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Cloud storage gives users more control over their data storage, including how it is accessed, backed up, governed, and analyzed. In addition, the scalability of cloud servers allows for better elasticity in doling out metered resources. With AWS, traffic can be automatically distributed across a wider pool of resources, including containers, instances, Lambda functions, IP addresses and more. Traffic is also directed through the global network, improving application performance across all regions.
AWS cloud storage can be managed internally, but is always hosted at an off-site AWS data center with stored data made accessible by a web interface. From the data center, data is securely delivered through AWS cloud servers so that videos, applications, APIs and other data callups proceed quickly and with minimal latency. Within this complex AWS architecture, organizations can create and maintain secure APIs of all sizes while experiencing the stability of AWS cloud storage. Stability is made possible by a large number of data servers replicating back-up copies of data in case a server goes offline.
AWS networking and storage features include:
- Amazon S3
- Amazon Elastic Block Store
- Amazon Elastic File System
- Amazon FSx for Lustre
- Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
- Amazon S3 Glacier
- AWS Storage Gateway
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a highly scalable object storage service, leading the industry in both performance and security. S3 enables clients to organize and maintain their data to suit their unique business needs.
Amazon Elastic Block Store
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a storage service designed to help Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud users deploy workloads of all sizes. Enterprise applications, relational and non-relational databases, data analysis engines and more can all be deployed via EBS, with customers choosing between six volume types with differing price/performance ratios.
Amazon Elastic File System
Amazon Elastic File System is a serverless file sharing and storage system that allows companies to meet their growing demands without interrupting any processes or applications. These systems can be integrated with other on-premises resources as well as AWS cloud services.
Amazon FSx for Lustre
Amazon FSx for Lustre is a service that helps businesses manage full workloads through high-performance filing and storage. Powered by the most popular file system in the world, Amazon FSx for Lustre provides a range of deployment and storage options with sub-millisecond latencies. These systems can be integrated with Amazon S3 buckets for fast and easy processing.
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is a tool built upon Windows Server, providing scalable file storage solutions and a host of administrative services. With secure data encryption and deployment, organizations can get the best performance from their file system at an affordable price.
Amazon S3 Glacier
Amazon S3 Glacier is an archiving service that enables organizations to back up and archive data for as little as $0.004 per gigabyte per month. Glacier is highly scalable, meaning organizations won’t have to stress over capacity planning and provisioning or the need to migrate applications in the future. The service offers three different options for archiving, allowing access by the minute or up to many hours.
AWS Storage Gateway
AWS Storage Gateway is a storage option that can be considered a hybrid, as it gives customers nearly unlimited cloud storage with on-premises accessibility. Storage Gateway helps decrease the cost of storage, backups and more while avoiding latency issues.