Amazon makes Cold Storage sexy, Glacier has a bunch of chatter

I saw the Amazon Glacier announcement and decided to watch how things progress.


The news is pretty high.

Amazon Glacier Offers Low-Cost Data Archiving

InformationWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
Amazon Web Services expanded its cloud services portfolio Tuesday with the launch of Amazon Glacier, a low-cost archiving option. Befitting its chilly namesake, the new service aims to be the data equivalent of cryogenic storage--that is, it's designed for ...

Amazon Launches Glacier Data Archiving and Backup Service

TalkinCloud (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Amazon isn't pulling any punches as it launches Glacier either. According to the cloud provider, “companies typically overpay for data archiving” due to required upfront payments and their inability to accurately guess what their capacity requirements will be.

Amazon launches Glacier cloud storage, hopes enterprise will go cold on tape use

ZDNet - ‎Aug 21, 2012‎
"Using Amazon Glacier... unlimited archival storage is available to [AWS customers] with a familiar pay-as-you-go model," Werner Vogels, the company's chief technology officer, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. "The service redundantly stores data in multiple ...

Amazon Glacier: Low-Cost Cloud Archiving, But Not If Data Needs Occasional ...

CRN - ‎15 hours ago‎
Amazon Glacier is slated to be a highly reliable service. AWS claims average annual durability of 99.999999999 percent, or 11 nines of availability, which is the same durability as that of its Amazon S3 standard storage. Amazon estimated that a durability of ...

Amazon Glacier: Back Up All Your Data for Pennies a Month

Wired News - ‎21 hours ago‎
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 ...

Is There a Landmine Hidden in Amazon's Glacier?

Wired News - ‎19 hours ago‎
On Tuesday, Amazon unveiled a new online storage service known as Glacier. It's called Glacier because it deals in “cold storage” — i.e., the long-term storage of things like medical records or financial documents that you may need to archive for regulatory ...

But what I am finding even more interesting is the twitter traffic. "amazon glacier" is getting a fair amount of tweets per minute.

Amazon Glacier punts cloud-based backup at enterprise


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