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Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering – Improved Cost Optimizations for Short-Lived and Small Objects

In 2018, we first launched Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering (S3 Intelligent-Tiering). For customers…
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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…
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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,…
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AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 is Now Generally Available

At AWS re:Invent, we pre-announced that AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 was coming soon, and soon has arrived — this new feature is now generally available. AWS PrivateLink provides private connectivity between Amazon Simple Storage Service…
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Amazon S3 Update – Strong Read-After-Write Consistency

When we launched S3 back in 2006, I discussed its virtually unlimited capacity (“…easily store any number of blocks…”), the fact that it was designed to provide 99.99% availability, and that it offered durable storage, with data…
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New – Amazon S3 Replication Adds Support for Multiple Destination Buckets

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) supports many types of replication, including S3 Same-Region Replication (SRR), which launched in 2019 and S3 Cross-Region Replication (CRR), which has been around since 2015. Today, we are happy to announce…
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Introducing Amazon S3 Storage Lens – Organization-wide Visibility Into Object Storage

When starting out in the cloud, a customer’s storage requirements might consist of a handful of S3 buckets, but as they grow, migrate more applications and realize the power of the cloud, things can become more complicated. A customer…