Amazon S3 is a software where the user can collect, store, and analyze data from their business on a safe, cloud-based platform. Amazon S3 operates in 54 availability zones within 18 graphic regions and 1 local region. Amazon S3's AWS cloud infrastructure is built around these regions or availability zones to create a more effective way for users to design, create, and operate applications or databases and make them more available to the user. Data within the cloud structure on Amazon S3 is automatically distributed through the user's AWS region and can be replicated to another region. Amazon S3 promises users up to 99.99999999% durability which means that there is practically no chance of data loss with the software. Amazon S3 supports three different forms of encryption and integrates with AWS CloudTrail to monitor and store API call activities for auditing. Amazon S3 is also integrated with the most AWS systems, allows the user to run big data analytics without having to move the data around. AWS offers a free option for the software and also offers a pay as you go option which allows the user to choose the things they want and just pay for them while spending less and using more. Amazon S3 AWS has a tough learning curve for new users but when you get past that, it's a good software to store data securely and reliably. The AWS is very durable as they say there is 99.999999% durability so the likelihood you will lose a file is slim to none. That kind of reliability is crucial in backing up and restoring content so that kind of durability is not only crucial to have but perfect for a person who solely wants to use AWS for that purpose. The software is, for the most part, best at storing and managing files so if that is the only thing you are looking to do this software may be perfect for you.
- Supports three different forms of encryption * Flexible storage management and administration capabilities
- Virtually no data loss * Good for backup * Encryption
- Difficult to learn