What is Amazon S3 Glacier provisioned capacity?

Last updated: 2020-12-14

I want to use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Glacier provisioned capacity.


With Amazon S3 Glacier provisioned capacity units, you can pay a fixed up-front fee for a given month to ensure the availability of retrieval capacity for expedited retrievals from Amazon S3 Glacier vaults. You can purchase multiple provisioned capacity units per month to increase the amount of data you can retrieve.

Important: Most use cases don't require the purchase of provisioned capacity units. Purchase provisioned capacity units only if the following are true:

  • You have a lot of data stored in Amazon S3 Glacier.
  • You plan to frequently retrieve large amounts of data from Amazon S3 Glacier in a given month.
  • Your use case demands that the data you retrieve is accessible within minutes.

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