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AWS makes S3 Glacier Deep Archive available for coldest cloud storage needs

March 28, 2019 / James Bourne

It was promised at last year’s re:Invent, and now it is here: Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of S3 Glacier Deep Archive, aimed at being the lowest cost storage in the cloud.When the company said it was the cheapest around, it wasn’t kidding; offering prices at only $0.00099 per gigabyte per month, or $1 per terabyte per month. This level, as with other cold storage, is aimed at organisations looking to move away from off-site archives or magnetic data tapes for data that needs to be stored, but is accessed once in every several blue moons. “You have to be out of your mind to manage your own tape moving forward,” Jassy told re:Invent attendees back in November.“We have customers who have exabytes of storage locked away on tape, who are stuck managing tape infrastructure for the rare event of data retrieval. It’s hard to do and that data is not close to the rest of their data if they want to do analytics and machine learning on it,” said Mai-Lan Tomsen B...