Amazon S3 Glacier - AWS Storage Services Overview

Amazon S3 Glacier

Amazon S3 Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides highly secure, durable, and flexible storage for data archiving and online backup. With Amazon S3 Glacier, you can reliably store your data for as little as $0.007 per gigabyte per month. Amazon S3 Glacier enables you to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling storage to AWS so that you don’t have to worry about capacity planning, hardware provisioning, data replication, hardware failure detection and repair, or time-consuming hardware migrations.

You store data in Amazon S3 Glacier as archives. An archive can represent a single file, or you can combine several files to be uploaded as a single archive.

Retrieving archives from Amazon S3 Glacier requires the initiation of a job. You organize your archives in vaults.

Amazon S3 Glacier is designed for use with other AWS services. You can seamlessly move data between Amazon S3 Glacier and Amazon S3 using S3 data lifecycle policies.