If you need:
Object storage, to make data accessible from any Internet location
File storage, to make data available to one or more EC2 instances via a file system interface and file system access semantics
Block storage, to make data available as a virtual volume attached to a single Amazon EC2 compute instance
Highly affordable long-term storage that can replace tape for archive and regulatory compliance
A software appliance that links your on-premises storage environment to Amazon cloud storage
A portfolio of services to help simplify and accelerate moving data of all types and sizes into and out of the AWS cloud
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is object storage designed to store and access any type of data over the Internet. It is secure, 99.999999999% durable, and scales past tens of trillions of objects. Amazon S3 is used for backup and recovery, tiered archive, user-driven content (like photos, videos, music and files), data lakes for Big Data analytics and data warehouse platforms, or as a foundation for serverless computing design. For more information, visit the Amazon S3 page.
Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) provides block-level storage that serves as a virtual hard drive for your Amazon EC2 instance. Amazon EBS is designed for workloads that require persistent storage accessible by single EC2 instances. Typical use cases include boot volumes, transactional and NoSQL databases (like Microsoft Exchange, Cassandra and MongoDB), Big Data analytics platforms (like Hadoop, Amazon EMR, and HortonWorks), stream and log processing applications (like Kafka and Splunk), and data warehousing applications (like Vertica and Cassandra). For more information visit theAmazon EBS page.
Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides simple, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. It delivers a file system interface with standard file system access semantics for Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EFS grows and shrinks capacity automatically, and provides high throughput with consistently low latencies. Amazon EFS is ideal for Big Data analytics, media processing workflows, content management, web serving, and home directories. For more information visit the Amazon EFS page.
Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost and highly durable storage service for long-term backup and archive of any type of data. Amazon Glacier is a solution for customers who want low-cost storage for infrequently accessed data. It can replace tape while assisting with compliance in highly regulated organizations like healthcare, life science, and financial services. For more information visit the Amazon Glacier page.
The AWS Storage Gateway is a software appliance that seamlessly links your on-premises environment to Amazon cloud storage. It provides low-latency access to frequently accessed data and maintains durable remote volumes, to help you match the value of your storage with the value of your data. Use it with existing backup and recovery applications to replace tape automation without disrupting existing processes, or supplement on-premises workloads with storage capacity on demand. For more information visit the AWS Storage Gateway page.
Amazon offers a portfolio of data transfer services to migrate data into and out of the AWS cloud. These services help you do things like securely and quickly move multi-petabyte archives, accelerate network transfers with existing infrastructure, and capture continuous streaming data from multiple sources. For more information visit theCloud Data Migration page.