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Cost to complete the project:  The estimated cost to complete this project is less than $1. This cost assumes that you follow the recommended configurations, and that you terminate all resources (i.e. delete Glacier test data) after a 30-day retention policy. Your use case may require different configurations that can impact your bill. Use the Simple Monthly Calculator to estimate costs tailored for your needs

Monthly Billing Estimate: The total cost of setting up and maintaining a compliant archive will vary depending on your archive size, location, number of requests made, and data transfer fees. Standard Glacier charges will apply, which start at $0.007/GB/month. 

AWS pricing is based on your usage of each individual service. The total combined usage of each service will create your monthly bill. Explore the tabs below to learn what each service does and how it affects your bill.

  • Amazon Glacier

    Product Description: Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

    Amazon Glacier Vault Lock allows you to easily deploy and enforce compliance controls for individual Amazon Glacier vaults with a vault lock policy. You can specify controls such as “write once read many” (WORM) in a vault lock policy and lock the policy from future edits. Once locked, the policy can no longer be changed. Amazon Glacier enforces the controls set in the vault lock policy to help achieve your compliance objectives, for example, for data retention. You can deploy a variety of compliance controls in a vault lock policy using the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy language. For more information about vault lock policies, see Amazon Glacier Access Control with Vault Lock Policies.

    How Pricing Works: Amazon Glacier pricing is based on four factors: the amount of data stored, the location the data is stored in, the number of requests made, and data transfer fees. For more details, see Amazon Glacier Pricing.

    Cost Estimate: Using Glacier in the US East (N. Virginia) region, storing 1 TB at $0.007/GB/month would be $7.00/month.

    Upload and retrieval requests cost $0.05/1000.

    Transfers in are free. Transfers within the same region are free and to other regions are $0.020/GB. Transfers out to the Internet start at $0.090 after the first 1 TB and scale up after 10 TB.

  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    Product Description: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. Using IAM, you can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.

    How Pricing Works: IAM is a feature of your AWS account offered at no additional charge. You will be charged only for use of other AWS services by your users.

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