Announcing Amazon Glacier

Posted on: Aug 20, 2012

We are excited to announce Amazon Glacier, a secure, reliable and extremely low cost storage service designed for data archiving and backup. Amazon Glacier is designed for data that is infrequently accessed, yet still important to retain for future reference, and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. Examples include digital media archives, financial and healthcare records, raw genomic sequence data, long-term database backups, and data that must be retained for regulatory compliance. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably and durably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month. As with all Amazon Web Services, you pay only for what you use, and there are no up-front expenses or long-term commitments.

A few clicks in the AWS Management Console are all it takes to setup Amazon Glacier. Amazon Glacier is currently available in the US-East (N. Virginia), US-West (N. California), US-West (Oregon), EU-West (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Japan) Regions. To learn more, please visit the Amazon Glacier detail page.