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Glacier - Simple, cheap long-term storage, for the data you *probably* don't need.
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September 29, 2016

Glacier - Simple, cheap long-term storage, for the data you *probably* don't need.

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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Glacier

Glacier is an amazing way to start all the data you rarely need but have to store in case of emergency. It is being used by our technology department and allows us to keep massive amounts of files for very cheap, files we would rarely need but can't throw away.
  • Very inexpensive
  • Easy to transfer files
  • 24/7 availablity
  • Low availability
  • Only access to files in small timeframes
  • Inexpensive storage.
  • Ease of mind to know you still have the data somewhere in case you need it.
  • Set it and forget it (until you need it).
Since the rest of our infrastructure is in Amazon AWS, coding for sending data to Glacier just makes sense. The others are great as well, for their specific needs and uses, but having *another* third-party software to manage, be billed for, and learn/utilize can be costly in money and time.
Amazon Glacier is great for any time you need to store files but do not want to use on site storage (costly) or S3 (cheaper but why pay for old, stale rarely used data?). Any time you have data but are not sure you will ever need to use it again, send it to Glacier for pennies a month.