What is Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier provisioned capacity, and how do I use it?

Amazon S3 Glacier provisioned capacity units allow you to pay a fixed up-front fee to expedite retrievals from Amazon S3 Glacier vaults for a given month. 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:

  • 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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Published: 2017-07-25

Updated: 2019-01-04