“…Amazon’s newest web service is custom-made for anyone paranoid about data backups, and now that you know Mat Honan’s I-was-hacked story, that’s everyone right?
Amazon Glacier, as the new service is known, stores a copy of your data in archived format for less than a penny per gigabyte per month.
The only catch is that getting the data back out can take some time – since Glacier is primarily intended for backup and long-term storage.
Unlike Amazon S3, which is designed for cheap but accessible file storage, Glacier is, as the name implies, playing the long, slow game.
Glacier is intended for data you don’t need to get to often — database backups, images archives and the like.
In the press release Amazon also says that Glacier data is intended to last – as in “centuries.”
Here’s how it works:..”
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