Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) added another service to its kity --a new low cost, cloud-based archive storage solution called "Amazon Glacier."
Amazon Glacier, provides secure, extremely low cost archiving and backup storage solution for data that is infrequently accessed, "yet still important to retain for future reference."
Customers can store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01/GB/month.
Amazon Glacier changes "the game for companies requiring archiving and backup solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage, are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the operational heavy lifting required to do data retention well," said Alyssa Henry, vp, AWS Storage Services.
"Amazon Glacier allows customers to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling archival storage to AWS, removing the need for hardware provisioning, data replication across multiple facilities, or hardware failure detection and repair."
"Designed to deliver average annual durability of 99.999999999% for each item stored, the service automatically replicates all data across multiple facilities and performs ongoing data integrity checks, using redundant data to perform automatic repairs if hardware failure or data corruption is discovered. Data uploaded to Amazon Glacier remains safely stored for as long as it is needed with no additional effort from customers," Amazon stated.
Amazon Glacier is available in the US-East (N. Virginia), US-West (N. California), US-West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and EU-West (Ireland) Regions.
Today, AWS powers customers in 190 countries around the world -- with over 28 different services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).
For complete inforamtion about the Amazon Glacier and pricing details, visit the website here.