Amazon Web Services Beefs Up Storage Services

At last week's AWS re:Invent event, Amazon Web Services announced eight new storage services and capabilities. The new services include tools and platforms to help optimize costs.

“Our customers tell us that storage is foundational to everything they do,” said Bill Vass, VP of engineering for AWS. “By fully managing services for our customers, including all of the storage infrastructure, we make it easy and cost-effective for them to scale their business applications quickly and massively. As you can see from the announcements today, we’re not close to being done innovating across our storage services to enable the best performance for all types of applications, automate storage management, simplify and accelerate data migration, and reduce customers’ costs.”

Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering is a new Amazon S3 storage class that automatically optimizes customers’ storage costs for data with unknown or changing access patterns by moving data to the most cost-effective storage tier

Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive is a new storage class that delivers the lowest cost storage from any cloud provider at just $0.00099 per GB-month (less than one-tenth of one cent, or $1 per TB-month)

Amazon S3 Batch Operations is a bulk storage management and automation feature that makes it easy for customers to execute AWS Lambda functions or apply other changes to billions of objects

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed Windows-based shared file storage designed to help customers lift-and-shift their applications to AWS.

Amazon FSx for Lustre is a fully managed file system that is optimized for compute-intensive workloads, such as high-performance computing, machine learning, and media data processing workflows

Amazon EFS Infrequent is a new storage class for Amazon EFS that is designed for files accessed less frequently, enabling customers to reduce storage costs by up to 85% compared to the EFS Standard storage class.

AWS DataSync is a data transfer service that uses network accelerations to make it easy for customers to automate moving data between on-premises storage and Amazon S3 or Amazon EFS

AWS Transfer for SFTP is a fully managed service that enables customers to transfer files directly into and out of Amazon S3 using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)—also known as Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol.

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