7.3 Introduction about on AWS S3 Intelligent-Tiering Archive Configurations

Introduction to AWS S3 Intelligent-Tiering

Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering is a groundbreaking storage class designed to optimize costs by automatically moving data to the most cost-effective access tier, without performance impact or operational overhead. It’s ideal for data with unknown or changing access patterns. In this section, we will explore the archive configurations available within the S3 Intelligent-Tiering storage class, enabling further cost savings for infrequently accessed data.

Understanding Archive Configurations in Intelligent-Tiering

Intelligent-Tiering offers two additional archive access tiers for automatic cost savings on data that is rarely accessed:

  • Archive Access Tier: For objects that haven’t been accessed for 90 consecutive days.
  • Deep Archive Access Tier: For objects that haven’t been accessed for 180 consecutive days.

These tiers provide lower storage costs while still ensuring that data is accessible when needed.

Setting Up Intelligent-Tiering Archive Configurations

Step 1: Log into AWS Management Console

  • Access your AWS account and navigate to the S3 dashboard.

Step 2: Choose Your S3 Bucket

  • Select the bucket for which you want to enable Intelligent-Tiering.

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Step 3: Enable Intelligent-Tiering

  • In the bucket settings, choose the “Properties ” tab.
  • Click on “Intelligent Archive ”.
  • In the lifecycle rule setup, select “Transition to another storage class”.
  • Under this section “Intelligent-Tiering Archiving confguration ” , you need to click Create the configuration
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  • Please specific the configuration details and other attributes

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Step 4: Review and Save

  • Review your settings and save the rule.

Benefits of Using Intelligent-Tiering Archive Configurations

  • Cost-Effective: Automatically moves data to lower-cost tiers based on frequency of access.
  • No Retrieval Charges: Unlike other S3 storage classes, there are no retrieval fees in Intelligent-Tiering.
  • Automatic: No need to monitor access patterns and manually move data.
  • Flexible: Easily adaptable to changing access patterns.


  • Monitoring and Automation Charges: There is a small monthly fee for monitoring objects and automating the tiering process.
  • Minimum Storage Duration: Objects have a minimum storage duration in the Intelligent-Tiering class, and early deletion can incur charges.


AWS S3 Intelligent-Tiering with its Archive Configurations is an effective solution for managing storage costs while keeping your data readily accessible. This feature is particularly beneficial for data with unpredictable access patterns, ensuring that you only pay for what you use, without sacrificing performance or incurring unexpected retrieval costs.

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