Why do so many organizations archive gigs and gigs of log data to Amazon’s S3? Over the past few years I have spoken to hundreds of our new. One of the first things that strikes me is that, even if they do not have a sophisticated log management solution in place, many organizations simply dump their logs to S3. As roll your own logging solutions go, archiving to S3 is by far the most popular. This is, in fact, usually the first step an organization takes to implement a log management solution. Why do they do this you ask? Some good reasons to follow.