Modernize Data Archiving
Enterprises today face significant challenges with exponential data growth. Machine learning and analytics give data more value than ever before. Regulatory compliance requires long retention periods. Customers want to replace on-premises tape and disk archive infrastructure with solutions that provide enhanced data durability, faster retrieval times, better security and compliance, and greater data accessibility for advanced analytics and business intelligence.
AWS offers a comprehensive set of cloud storage services for long term retention, compliance, and digital preservation. AWS storage solutions for data archiving provide unlimited scale, 99.999999999% durability, data reliability, and highest standards of data security, all with lower costs and faster access times than on-premises tape storage.
Benefits of archiving in AWS
Lowest cost cloud storage
AWS archival storage solutions start at about $1 per terabyte per month, a cost lower than most customers' on-premises tape infrastructure.
Meet compliance requirements
To aid your compliance efforts, AWS regularly achieves third-party validation for thousands of global compliance requirements that we continually monitor to help you meet security and compliance standards for finance, retail, healthcare, government, and beyond.
Quickly move data from archival to production when needed and extract insights by easily accessing adjacent AWS services. Customers can rapidly or gradually expand cloud workflows, or quickly deploy new business models that leverage the asset archive.
Zero hardware to manage
Simplify data archiving and eliminate operational complexities of managing on-premises tape libraries or offsite vaulting services by seamlessly replacing tape infrastructure without changing your existing backup or archiving workflows.
Data protection and data integrity
Data stored on AWS archival storage solutions is highly available, 99.999999999% durable, and highly protected against degradation or corruption throughout the multi-decade retention periods. Data stored on AWS archival storage solutions can be configured to be immutable, ensuring an additional layer of data-protection by preventing malicious or accidental deletion or modification of records even where access credentials are granted.
Unlimited scale with pay-as-you-go pricing
Seamlessly meet unpredictable capacity demands driven by exponential growth of data and pay only for what you use without making large upfront capital investments.
The vast majority of data in the world is cold. Using Amazon S3 Glacier, businesses can safely and securely store data for years or decades without worrying about expensive and finicky tape drives or off-premises tape archival services. This session covers the unique challenges for managing cold data as well as best practices for addressing key archiving and compliance guidelines with the Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage classes. You'll learn about different options for ingesting and restoring your data at petabyte scale while taking into consideration accessibility, cost, and different tiers of performance.
"With AWS introducing S3 Glacier Deep Archive in 2019, it was an immediate win for us. With no impact to our existing workflows, we were able to instantly reduce the cost of our archival data. With 20+ PB of data currently managed in our archives, it provided us with a very significant cost savings. AWS made the adoption of S3 Glacier Deep Archive easy by incorporating it into our existing lifecycle transitions and was part of the standard S3 APIs."
"We identified archive and backup storage as key candidates to migrate offsite in an attempt to reduce the time we spend managing storage infrastructure. S3 Glacier Deep Archive provides us with near limitless secure and durable capacity at a cost so low that we no longer need to consider deleting critical data."
Partner with an AWS Storage expert
AWS Partner Network (APN) partners offer solutions that leverage AWS archival storage services, providing a durable and cost-effective storage target for long-term data retention. APN partner solutions enable organizations to harness the benefits of cloud economics while still maintaining their existing investments. Deployment options range from purpose-built appliances to software-defined solutions.
The AWS Competency Program is designed to provide customers with certified APN Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solutions areas. Partners who’ve attained an AWS Competency offer a variety of services, software, and solutions on AWS.
Related AWS services
Amazon S3 Storage Classes
S3 Glacier - Low cost, secure, durable storage for active archives
S3 Glacier Deep Archive - Lowest cost storage for long-term data retention
AWS Storage Gateway
Hybrid cloud storage that provides on-premises access to virtually ulimited cloud storage
AWS Snow Family
Highly-secure, portable devices to collect and process data at the edge, and migrate data into and out of AWS
Simplify, automate, and accelerate moving data to and from AWS Storage, as well as between AWS Storage services