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This is just part of our series explaining and translating AWS Simple Icons. In this entry, we cover another set of icons: Storage.
The AWS storage set is one of several groups of AWS Simple Icons. While AWS icons are free to use (and pre-loaded into Gliffy’s shape library!), mapping each one into something meaningful can be overwhelming. This glossary of the AWS Storage shapes will help.
In the table below, see the most current AWS Simple Icons in the Storage set listed by service category, complete with a brief introduction to the product or service symbolized.
AWS Storage Services includes multiple products that allow teams to store and share data in a way that meets their needs — everything from data transfer services to block storage. These services have their own icons, as well as additional icons specific to functions within each service.
Bucket with Objects
An object can be a key, version ID, value, metadata, sub-resource, or access control information.
AWS Storage Gateway
A volume gateway provides cloud-backed storage volumes that you can mount as Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) devices from your on-premises application servers.
Virtual Tape Library
AWS Storage Gateway provides a virtual tape library (VTL) for each tape gateway you activate. Initially, the library contains no tapes, but you can create tapes whenever you need to.
AWS Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses devices designed to securely transfer large amounts of data in and out of the AWS Cloud.
The AWS Snowball Management Console is where you'll create and manage jobs to import and export data from Amazon S3.
Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides block level storage volumes for use with EC2 instances. EBS volumes are highly available and reliable storage volumes that can be attached to any running instance that is in the same Availability Zone.
You can back up the data on your Amazon EBS volumes to Amazon S3 by taking a point-in-time snapshot. Snapshots are incremental backups, which means only the changed blocks on your device after your most recent snapshot are saved.
An Amazon EBS volume is a durable, block-level storage device that you can attach to a single EC2 instance. You can use EBS volumes as primary storage for data that requires frequent updates or for throughput-intensive applications that perform continuous disk scans.
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