Posted On: Mar 15, 2021

Amazon S3 is reducing the cost to move data to Amazon S3 Glacier by lowering PUT and Lifecycle request charges by 40% for all AWS Regions. You can use the S3 PUT API to directly store compliance and backup data in S3 Glacier that does not require immediate access. You can also use S3 Lifecycle policies to move data from S3 Standard, S3 Standard-Infrequent Access, or S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access to S3 Glacier to save on storage costs when data becomes rarely accessed.

Amazon S3 Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost Amazon S3 cloud storage class for data archiving and long-term backup. S3 Glacier provides a low-cost option for archiving data accessed once per quarter that needs to be accessible within minutes to a few hours.

In addition to being durable and secure, the S3 Glacier storage class is now even more cost-effective than before. Effective March 1, 2021, AWS is lowering the charges for PUT and Lifecycle requests to S3 Glacier by 40% for all AWS Regions. This includes the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more, see the S3 pricing page, and get started in the S3 console.