Amazon EC2

Introduction to amazon S3

By Abhinay Durishetty
6 mins read
What is S3?

Amazon S3, or Simple Storage Service, is a foundational service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for storing vast amounts of data on the cloud. It acts as a highly scalable, durable, and secure object storage platform designed to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web.
What you'll learn about S3 in this course?
Basics of Amazon S3
Know the role of Amazon EC2 in the cloud.
Getting Hands-On with S3
Learn the advantages of EC2, such as flexibility and scalability.
Life Cycle Management
Understand how to create EC2 instances.
Access Control Lists
Explore key pairs and security groups for instance access.
Bucket Versioning & Bucket Policies
Learn about instance storage options.
Pre-Signed URLs
Discover secure connection methods from Linux and Windows.
And most importantly, you will be able to make informed decisions to select the appropriate EC2 instance type that aligns with your unique business requirements.
Why S3?
Think of S3 as a massive digital library. Instead of books, it stores bits and bytes of data, from tiny text files to entire movies. Consider a scenario where you're visiting a website that requires your driver's license and passport PDFs. If this website is hosted on AWS, developers could employ Amazon S3 to securely store these PDFs. Essentially, think of S3 as a highly reliable storage service for digital content.
  • Universal Accessibility
    Amazon S3 provides universal access to your data from anywhere, anytime, on any device, just like a portable hard drive in the cloud.
  • Strong Security
    It offers robust security features to protect your data from unauthorized access, similar to a digital bank vault for your assets.
  • Scalability
    S3 seamlessly scales as you store more data, eliminating concerns about running out of space, from a single photo to petabytes of information.
  • Cost-Efficiency
    You only pay for the storage you use, much like renting storage space based on your actual needs.