Amazon Launches Glacier Cloud Storage Service

The cloud-based service will offer low-cost storage for archive files.

PCMag: Amazon Web Services has announced that it is expanding its lineup of cloud computing services with Glacier, a new low-cost storage option for archive files. Glacier customers will pay just $0.01 per gigabyte per month, with no upfront costs.

Amazon also offers another cloud storage option--Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). S3 is designed for data that customers need to access frequently, while Glacier is for long-term storage of backup files and similar data. Customers will be able to transfer data from one service to the other.

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