Amazon S3 a simple web service

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

Benefits:

Low Cost:

Hosting Images on Amazon S3 gives you the ability to store a large amount of data with a very low cost. It uses lifecycle policies, you can set policies to migrate your data automatically to standard – infrequent access. Amazon Glacier further reduces cost.

With Amazon S3 you only pay for your what you use. While hosting on your own server is expensive and its price is fixed. Whether you use it or not you have to pay for it.

You can have a flexible pricing structure for each and every service you want to avail. Plus imagine putting different copies of your images on three servers like amazon s3 does for every image it hosts and you will see that the cost is even more great.

Availability:

Hosting Images on Amazon S3 gives you 99.99% availability that will protect your data. Your data will be protected against network and power problems as well as against hardware failure.

Your server sometimes may face downtime. There is also a probability of unavailability of your site. Due to which your traffic may get distorted. While in Amazon S3 have replicas of your servers. In case of any downtime, replica will cover for you.

So even if your database or server goes down because of hardware or security issues. You can count on your images being up all the time. Plus access to image file will not increase load on your server and your images will load up fast no matter how slow your main server is because of the load it is getting.

Security:

Data stored in Amazon is secure by default because only owner and bucket have access to Amazon S3 resources. It provides encryption for both secure storage and secure transit.

Amazon S3 data centers are probably much more protected against things like fire, hurricanes, theft, etc.

Amazon S3 provides data transfer your data over automatic encryption and SSL once it is uploaded.

Your own dedicated server may not follow security measures that can lead to risks. You have a fear of getting hacked. While Amazon offered various features of reliability and data security.

Simple Data Transfer:

Amazon S3 gives you many options for Cloud Data Migration. It makes is cost effective and so simple to transfer a large amount of data to Amazon S3 or out of Amazon S3.

Transferring your data while hosting your own server is expensive and time-consuming. You must have to purchase another storage for your data.

On the other hand, Amazon S3 customer’s can select a physical disk and network or import and exporting of their data.

Easy to Manage:

Amazon S3 provides you a data-driven approach to data security, management efficiency, and storage optimization.

These super features give you information about your data that helps you in managing the storage of your data.

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