Many AWS customers use Amazon Glacier for long-term storage of their mission-critical data. They benefit from Glacier’s durability and low cost, along with the ease with which they can integrate it in to their existing backup and archiving regimen. To use Glacier, you create vaults and populate them with archives (either directly or by using… Read More


Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost storage service for data archiving and online backup (see my post, Amazon Glacier: Archival Storage for One Penny Per GB Per Month for an introduction). Since we introduced Glacier in the summer of 2012, we have made it even more useful by adding lifecycle management, data… Read More


Amazon Glacier provides secure and durable data storage at extremely low cost (as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month). Each item stored in Glacier is known as an archive, and can be as large as 40 terabytes. Archives are stored in vaults, each of which can store as many archives as desired. Today we… Read More