Cloud storage is a critical component of cloud computing, holding the information used by applications. Big data analytics, data warehouses, Internet of Things, databases, and backup and archive applications all rely on some form of data storage architecture. Cloud storage is typically more reliable, scalable, and secure than traditional on-premises storage systems.
Cloud Storage Service
EBS is designed for workloads that require persistent storage accessible by single EC2 instances.
It is secure, 99.999999999% durable, and scales past tens of trillions of objects. S3 is used for backup and recovery, tiered archive, user-driven content (like photos, videos, music and files), data lakes for Big Data analytics and data warehouse platforms, or as a foundation for serverless computing design.
S3 Glacier and S3 Deep Archive are solutions for customers who want low-cost storage for infrequently accessed data. It can replace tape for media and entertainment applications and assist with compliance in highly regulated organizations like healthcare, life science, and financial services.