Welcome to AWS Pi Day 2022

We launched Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) sixteen years ago today! As I often told my audiences in the early days, I wanted them to think big thoughts and dream big dreams! Looking back, I think it is safe to say that the launch of S3 empowered them to do just that, and initiated Read more about Welcome to AWS Pi Day 2022[…]

New – Additional Checksum Algorithms for Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is designed to provide 99.999999999% (11 9s) of durability for your objects and for the metadata associated with your objects. You can rest assured that S3 stores exactly what you PUT, and returns exactly what is stored when you GET. In order to make sure that the object is Read more about New – Additional Checksum Algorithms for Amazon S3[…]

New – Offline Tape Migration Using AWS Snowball Edge

Over the years, we have given you a succession of increasingly powerful tools to help you migrate your data to the AWS Cloud. Starting with AWS Import/Export back in 2009, followed by Snowball in 2015, Snowmobile and Snowball Edge in 2016, and Snowcone in 2020, each new device has given you additional features to simplify Read more about New – Offline Tape Migration Using AWS Snowball Edge[…]

Amazon S3 Glacier is the Best Place to Archive Your Data – Introducing the S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval Storage Class

Today we are announcing the Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval storage class. This new archive storage class delivers the lowest cost storage for long-lived data that is rarely accessed and requires millisecond retrieval. We are also excited to announce that S3 Intelligent-Tiering now automatically optimizes storage costs for rarely accessed data that needs immediate retrieval Read more about Amazon S3 Glacier is the Best Place to Archive Your Data – Introducing the S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval Storage Class[…]

Amazon S3 Glacier Price Reduction

The Amazon S3 Glacier storage class is ideal for data archiving and long-term backup of information that will be accessed at least once per quarter (Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive is a better fit for data that is seldom accessed). Amazon S3 Glacier stores your data across three Availability Zones (AZs), each physically separated from Read more about Amazon S3 Glacier Price Reduction[…]

Amazon S3’s 15th Birthday – It is Still Day 1 after 5,475 Days & 100 Trillion Objects

I wrote the blog post that announced Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) fifteen years ago today. In that post, I made it clear that the service was accessed via APIs and that it was targeted at developers, outlined a few key features, and shared pricing information. Developers found that post, started to write code to Read more about Amazon S3’s 15th Birthday – It is Still Day 1 after 5,475 Days & 100 Trillion Objects[…]