King County is the most populous county in Washington State with about 1.9 million residents. The county needed a more efficient and cost-effective solution to replace a tape-based backup system used to store information generated by 17 different county agencies. It turned to AWS for long-term archiving and storage using Amazon Glacier and NetApp’s AltaVault solution, which helps the county meet federal security standards, including HIPAA and the Criminal Justice Information Services regulations. The county is saving about $1 million in the first year by not having to replace outdated servers, and projects an annual savings of about $200,000 by reducing operational costs related to data storage. 

King County Saves $1 million in First Year by Archiving Data in AWS Cloud (3:23)

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