This section describes important Amazon S3 features. Reduced Redundancy Storage Customers can store their data using the Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) option. RRS enables customers to reduce their costs by storing non-critical, reproducible data at lower levels of redundancy than Amazon S3's standard storage.
You can interact with Amazon S3 using SOAP 1.1 over HTTP. The Amazon S3 WSDL, which describes the Amazon S3 API in a machine-readable way, is available at: http://doc.s3.amazonaws.com/2006-03-01/AmazonS3.wsdl . The Amazon S3 schema is available at http://doc.s3.amazonaws.com/2006-03-01/AmazonS3.xsd .
The following sections review the types of security credentials that you can use to make authenticated requests. AWS Account Security Credentials When you create an AWS Account, AWS assigns the following credentials to you: Access Key ID (a 20-character, alphanumeric string). For example: AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE Secret Access Key (a 40-character string). For example: wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY
This is the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Developer Guide . It explains Amazon S3 core concepts of buckets, objects and how to work with these resources using the available APIs. It describes how you send requests to create buckets, store and retrieve your objects, and manage permissions to your resources.
BitTorrent™ is an open, peer-to-peer protocol for distributing files. You can use the BitTorrent protocol to retrieve any publicly-accessible object in Amazon S3. This section describes why you might want to use BitTorrent to distribute your data out of Amazon S3 and how to do so. Amazon S3 supports the BitTorrent protocol so that developers can save costs when distributing content at high scale.
This is a guest post by Frédéric Faure (architect at Ysance ) on the differences between using a cloud infrastructure and building your own. Frédéric was kind enough to translate the original French version of this article into English. I’ve been noticing many questions about the differences inherent in choosing between a Cloud infrastructure such as AWS (Amazon Web Services) and a traditional physical infrastructure. Firstly, there are a certain number of preconceived notions on this subject that I will attempt to decode for you.