What is Amazon Glacier?
In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions.
Amazon Glacier is a tool in the Data Backup category of a tech stack.
Who uses Amazon Glacier?
33 companies reportedly use Amazon Glacier in their tech stacks, including CodeCombat, Scribd, and Arabiaweather Inc..
53 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon Glacier.
Why developers like Amazon Glacier?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Amazon Glacier
Amazon Glacier's Features
- Low cost – Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost, pay-as-you-go storage service that can cost as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month.
- You store data in Amazon Glacier as archives. An archive can represent a single file or you may choose to combine several files to be uploaded as a single archive. Retrieving archives from Amazon Glacier requires the initiation of a job. Jobs typically complete in 3 to 5 hours. You organize your archives in vaults.
- Secure – Amazon Glacier supports secure transfer of your data over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and automatically stores data encrypted at rest using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256, a secure symmetric-key encryption standard using 256-bit encryption keys.
- Durable – Amazon Glacier is designed to provide average annual durability of 99.999999999% for an archive. The service redundantly stores data in multiple facilities and on multiple devices within each facility.
- Simple – Amazon Glacier allows you to offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling archival storage to AWS, and makes retaining data for long periods, whether measured in years or decades, especially simple.
Amazon Glacier Alternatives & Comparisons
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Google Cloud Storage
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AWS Storage Gateway
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