What is S3 compatible storage?

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Data is growing faster than ever before and most of that data is unstructured: video, email, files, data backups, surveillance streams, genomics and more. Object storage systems are designed for this type of data at petabyte scale.

Amazon Web Services and S3 Compatible Storage

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has emerged as the dominant service in public cloud computing. The AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) has grown to become the largest and most popular public cloud storage service. As a result, it has been embraced by developers of custom and ISV applications as the de-facto standard object storage API for storing unstructured data in the cloud.

The Amazon S3 interface has evolved over the years to become a very robust data management interface. Unlike traditional file system interfaces, it provides application developers a means to control data through a rich API set.

S3 Compatible Storage is a storage solution that allows access to and management of the data it stores over an S3 compliant interface.

What are the benefits of S3 compatible storage?

Application Partners
Largest choice of compatible ISV applications

Data Assurance
Assurance of leveraging a robust and widely tested object storage access interface

Low Risk
Little to no risk of inter-operability issues

Did you know?

Scality is at the forefront of the S3 Compatible Storage trend with multiple commercial products and open-source projects:

Scality connect for Azure Blob Storage

translates Amazon S3 API calls to Azure Blob Storage API calls. Scality Connect enables customers to immediately consume Azure Blob Storage with their proven Amazon S3 applications without any application modifications.

Scality RING

offers an object storage solution with a native and comprehensive S3 interface. Scality S3 Connector is the first AWS S3-compatible object storage for enterprise S3 applications with secure multi-tenancy and high performance.

Scality RING Screenshot

The leading scale-out file & object storage software solution

Who it’s for:

Enterprises and service providers creating modern cloud data centers

Ideal for any combination of:

Long-term backups and ransomware protection, data archives, big data analytics, custom applications, content & collaboration, media content delivery, medical imaging archives


100% software, Unified S3 object and file storage. Non-disruptive infinite scale out. High data durability and availability. Hybrid-cloud capable. Future-proof with cloud-style economics.

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