The data is proliferating across the platforms, and it is pretty challenging to choose an optimal technology solution to secure and store the data.

Not only your data, the data that is associated with the applications, content delivery to the customers, hosting of high traffic websites, videos, backup emails, and a lot more files

Have you ever thought about how this ocean of data is stored securely?

‘Cloud Storage Services’

Cloud storage is not just a tech fad, and it’s here to stay.

With the demise of Flash drives and its issues in storage, cloud storage solutions have become the new normal today.

A recent survey revealed that more than 96% of IT professionals are utilizing cloud storage solutions to secure their data

What is cloud storage?

Cloud Storage is a service where you can store, access, and back up the data on the internet. It is more secure, scalable, and reliable compared to traditional data storage systems.

One such top cloud data storage service provider is ‘Amazon S3.’

Let’s dig deeper into this application, its service, and the features that it holds for you.

Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service, known as ‘S3’, is the most popular cloud storage service. It is a highly flexible, scalable, and reliable service. The objects and data storage in the Amazon S3 is unlimited. The S3 data cloud storage is a highly convenient solution for all. You can store all the structured and unstructured data in the Amazon S3. Several top companies like Netflix, Airbnb, Pinterest, and others host their web content through Amazon AWS S3.

Features of Amazon S3

Life cycle management

In life cycle management, the Amazon S3 has rules that define the action of objects in a group. You can manage and store things in the most affordable way. There are two types of activities, one is Transition, and the other one is expiration.

Transition - It allows moving the objects to another storage class. You can configure S3 to transfer your data between various storage classes with a predefined schedule. If data isn’t used frequently in the S3 Standard class for 30 days, it would be moved to an infrequent class. After 60 days, it moves to the ‘Glacier’. This process helps you migrate your data at the best cost.

Expiration - S3 removes the objects within the Bucket at a specified date or time based on the object life span.

Data protection

Amazon S3 provides utmost protection to the data. It offers a highly durable and scalable infrastructure for object storage. It uses data encryption, versioning, cross-region replication, and transfer acceleration methodologies to better protect your data stored with Amazon S3.

Data encryption - The data is being transmitted and at rest with client-side encryption and server-side encryption method.

versioning - Every object you store in the Amazon S3 can be preserved, recovered, and restored to the early version in the S3 Bucket. Unintentional removals can be managed easily.

Cross-region replication  - It provides automating copying of every object uploaded into your buckets in different AWS regions. The versioning features should be in an inactive stage to enable the cross-region replication process.

Transfer acceleration - It enables the fast, easy, and highly secured transferring of the files over long distances between the client and S3 buckets. To accelerate this, the Amazon Cloud front is used globally. The data can be carried over an optimized network bridge that runs between the edge location and the Amazon S3 bucket.

Amazon S3 – pricing

Amazon S3 offers the most flexible and affordable cloud storage services for individuals to enterprises. The ‘pricing as you go’ adapts to changing business needs, whereas the ‘save when you commit model’ provides long-term benefits for existing users. Its ‘pays less by using a more’ pricing model that addresses all your business needs.

You can calculate your customized S3 pricing here

Unlock the power of Integration and Automation

You can integrate dropbox & Google drive with Amazon S3 to copy new files, Add recent Brick FTP file uploads, save bitbucket changesets, and create Amazon SQS messages from new S3 buckets, and there are a lot more automation and integration possibilities that can get unlocked with Quickwork iPaaS.

Bringing your data into cloud storage is easier than ever. Choosing the right integration and workflow automation platform like Quickwork enhances the data storage power and lets you work seamlessly between multiple apps together. Automate your Amazon S3 workflows using Quickwork and experience the best.