Amazon Unveils ‘Glacier’ Data Archiving Solution

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Organizations and businesses required to store information for years to come can now benefit from a new data archiving solution. On Tuesday, Amazon Web Services announced Amazon Glacier, a platform enabling storage for just 1 cent per gigabyte at a monthly rate.

Amazon emphasized that such data may be accessed infrequently but in some cases, required long term storage. So what sort of data would the solution be ideal for? According Amazon, such would include things like raw genomic sequence data, health care and financial records, stuff related to regulatory compliance and more.

“Amazon Glacier changes the game for companies requiring archiving and backup solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage, are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the operational heavy lifting required to do data retention well,” commented AWS Storage Services VP Alyssa Henry in a press release.

Meanwhile, particular companies have already hopped on board with the platform including New York Public Radio and Complete Genomics. It’s been a busy time for Amazon Web Services. Just late last week, the company announced compatibility for the programming language known as Python for its Elastic Beanstalk platform.