AWS – AWS Storage and Content Delivery

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Storing data and delivering it to customers is at the heart of almost all applications, and AWS provides a myriad of services to help you accomplish these goals. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is the foundation for storing a virtually unlimited amount of object data at very low prices, and Amazon CloudFront can easily be configured to deliver data stored in S3 to a global array of edge servers. 

Storage is an integral part of any organization’s cloud usage. When used correctly, servers are short-lived and replaceable. This means that having a durable, available storage service is critical to persisting and sharing state.

Here is a high-level summary of the storage services AWS offers:

Storage services from AWS

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Setting up a secure Amazon S3 bucket
  • Hosting a static website in S3
  • Caching a website with CloudFront
  • Working with network storage provided by Elastic File System (EFS)
  • Backing up data for compliance

Amazon Elastic Block Store and Amazon EFS offer options to suit a range of data storage needs. In this chapter, you will learn the basics of each of these services.

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