Amazon S3 Glacier Valuable Features


I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower. You would pay a lot more money to archive it online or on-premise storage because Glacier has been designed to keep content for longer retention. It will cost a lot of money if you keep it in online storage in your data center. 

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Director - DevOps and Infrastructure at INTIGRAL

The solution is great for storing data you don't usually need access to. It's also well-integrated with Amazon S3.

You store data in S3 and you create a policy that if this data is not accessed very frequently or if the data is not used, it will move that data from high storage to low storage. Cost-wise, it means great savings. If I'm paying $10 in internal storage, it will move to Glacier where I only pay less than a cent. You can push the data which you need, say once every two months or once every three months. That's the kind of data you can push into Glacier, not the data which you use every day or twice in a week.

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