AWS S3 Explained Five Minutes
Let’s start the the high level. Amazon Simple Storage Service, better known as S3, offers a super durable, scalable storage solution. It offers 99.999999999% durability, also known as eleven 9’s. This means that once every 10,000 years you would lose some data in S3. All S3 tiers offer encryption at rest and the ability to move data to different storage classes using lifecycle policies. There are seven flavors of S3. Standard, Standard-Infrequently Accessed, Intelligent Tiering, One Zone-Infrequently Accessed, Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive.