Amazon Web Services recently has announced a new product called Amazon S3 Storage Lens, a way to understand highly complex S3 storage environments. As your S3 storage requirements grow, it gets harder to understand exactly what you have, and this is especially true when it crosses multiple regions. Amazon's new storage facility could have broad implications for administrators to build their solutions to get that missing visibility.
The tool provides analytics that helps you understand what's happening across your S3 object storage installations and take action when needed. As the company describes, it is the first cloud storage analytics solution to give you organization-wide visibility into object storage, with point-in-time metrics and trend lines as well as actionable recommendations. The product comes out of the box with a default dashboard, but admins can also create their customized dashboards using other Amazon tools.
For companies with complex storage requirements, as in thousands or even tens of thousands of S3 storage instances, who have had to kludge together ways to understand what's happening across the systems, this gives them a single view across it all. S3 Storage Lens is now available in all AWS regions, according to the company.