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The AWS Report – Colin Lazier, Amazon Glacier

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I spoke to Colin Lazier, a Senior Development Manager on the AWS Storage Team. Colin and I talked about Amazon Glacier and how it can be used to archive data for long periods of time. I learned that Glacier uses anti-entropy techniques to guard against data loss.

We also talked about Glacier’s retrieval model, and our expectation that third parties will build archiving and indexing tools around Glacier’s storage and retrieval functions.