Understanding the Costs of Amazon S3

This short course provides an overview of the costs associated with Amazon S3 and Glacier. You will learn how and when costs are incurred when using Amazon S3, as well as a variety of additional aspects to take into consideration when planning your budget.

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Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a solid understanding of the costs of using the Amazon S3 service.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone looking to understand the cost implications of Amazon S3.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of the Amazon S3 service.



Hello and welcome to this short course which is going to provide an overview and understanding of Amazon S3 and Glacier costs.  

My name is Stuart Scott, and I specialize in AWS (Amazon Web Services). Feel free to connect with me with any questions you may have using the details shown on the screen, alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an e-mail to where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

The objective of this course is to understand how and when you will incur costs when using Amazon S3, it will cover all cost aspects allowing you to determine the best course of action to help you optimize your infrastructure from a cost perspective ensuring you are not subjected to any hidden surprises appearing on your bill.

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About the Author
Learning Paths

Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.