Upload new object to S3 Intelligent-Tiering

New objects uploaded to S3 Intelligent-Tiering storage class are initially stored in the Frequent Access Tier and if not accessed until their minimum duration in the standard access tier will be moved to Infrequent Access Tier and further to Archive tier to save cost for infrequently accessed data.

This section walks you through the steps to first create a new S3 bucket and then upload an object to S3 Intelligent-Tiering storage class. If you prefer to use an existing bucket for the purpose of this lab, you can skip steps 1 to 4 and go straight to step 5.

  1. Log into AWS Management Console. Navigate to Amazon S3 console by typing S3 in the services search bar and clicking S3 in the search results. Images/S3IntelligentTiering03.png

  2. In the Amazon S3 navigation pane on the left, select Buckets, and then click Create bucket in the Buckets section. Images/S3IntelligentTiering04.png

  3. Enter a descriptive name for your bucket. Bucket names are globally unique; if you encounter an error with the name you selected, please try again with a different name. Select an AWS Region from the drop down menu where you would like to create your bucket. Images/S3IntelligentTiering05.png

  4. Leave rest of the configurations as default and click Create bucket at the bottom of the page to continue.

You can optionally add a bucket tag to help track costs associated with workloads. AWS uses the bucket tags to organize your resource costs on your cost allocation report, to make it easier for you to categorize and track your AWS costs. For more information, see Using Cost Allocation Tags in the AWS Billing User Guide.


Now that your bucket has been created and configured, you are ready to upload data to Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering storage class.

  1. Navigate to your S3 bucket. Images/S3IntelligentTiering07.png

  2. Select the Objects tab and then click Upload. Images/S3IntelligentTiering08.png

  3. In the Upload window, click Add files. Navigate to your local file system to locate the file you would like to upload. Select the file you like to upload, and then click Open. Your file will be listed under the Files and folders section. Images/S3IntelligentTiering09.png

  4. In the Properties section, select Intelligent-Tiering. Leave rest of the options as default, and click Upload. Images/S3IntelligentTiering10.png

At the end of upload operation, a summary is presented to indicate whether the object is uploaded successfully or not. Take a moment to review. Once the upload is successfull, you can view storage class of the object under Properties section. Images/S3IntelligentTiering10a.png

Click Close to return to the bucket and finish this lab section. Images/S3IntelligentTiering10b.png


You have completed this section of the lab. In this section you created Amazon S3 bucket and uploaded an object to the S3 Intelligent tiering storage class.

Click on Next Step to continue to the next section.