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Category: Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive

Happy 10th Anniversary, Amazon S3 Glacier – A Decade of Cold Storage in the Cloud

Ten years ago, on August 20, 2012, AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Glacier, secure, reliable, and extremely low-cost storage designed for data archiving and backup. At the time, I was working as an AWS customer and it felt like an April Fools’ joke, offering long-term, secure, and durable cloud storage that allowed me […]

New – Additional Checksum Algorithms for Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is designed to provide 99.999999999% (11 9s) of durability for your objects and for the metadata associated with your objects. You can rest assured that S3 stores exactly what you PUT, and returns exactly what is stored when you GET. In order to make sure that the object is […]

Amazon S3 Glacier is the Best Place to Archive Your Data – Introducing the S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval Storage Class

Today we are announcing the Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval storage class. This new archive storage class delivers the lowest cost storage for long-lived data that is rarely accessed and requires millisecond retrieval. We are also excited to announce that S3 Intelligent-Tiering now automatically optimizes storage costs for rarely accessed data that needs immediate retrieval […]

Archiving Amazon S3 Data to Amazon Glacier

(Editor’s note, April 22, 2022: Since this article was originally published, additional helpful resources have also become available, including Getting started using the Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes and Best practices for archiving large datasets with AWS.)   AWS provides you with a number of data storage options. Today I would like to focus on […]