Posted On: Jun 22, 2015

Amazon Glacier now allows you to tag your Glacier vaults for easier resource and cost management. Tags are labels that you can define and associate with your vaults, and using tags adds filtering capabilities to operations such as AWS cost reports. For example, you can use tags to allocate Glacier costs and usage across multiple departments in your organization or by any other categorization. You can then identify the department with the most Glacier storage costs or view the storage growth of a particular cost center over a period of time. To do this, simply add “Department” or “Cost Center” tags to your vaults and use the AWS Cost Allocation Reports tool to view a breakdown of costs and usage by tag.

You can tag your vaults by using the Glacier Console or the Glacier APIs. To learn more about tagging your Glacier vaults, read the AWS blog and visit Tagging Your Amazon Glacier Vaults.