RETRIEVALS AS QUICK AS 1-5 MINUTES
Amazon Glacier provides three retrieval options to fit your use case. Expedited retrievals typically return data in 1-5 minutes, and are great for Active Archive use cases. Standard retrievals typically complete between 3-5 hours work, and work well for less time-sensitive needs like backup data, media editing, or long-term analytics. Bulk retrievals are the lowest-cost retrieval option, returning large amounts of data within 5-12 hours.
UNMATCHED DURABILITY & SCALABILITY
Amazon Glacier runs on the world’s largest global cloud infrastructure, and was designed for 99.999999999% of durability. Data is automatically distributed across a minimum of three physical Availability Zones that are geographically separated within an AWS Region, and Amazon Glacier can also automatically replicate data to any other AWS Region.
MOST COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY & COMPLIANCE CAPABILITIES
Amazon Glacier offers sophisticated integration with AWS CloudTrail to log, monitor and retain storage API call activities for auditing, and supports three different forms of encryption. Amazon Glacier also supports security standards and compliance certifications including SEC Rule 17a-4, PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP, EU GDPR, and FISMA, and Amazon Glacier Vault Lock enables WORM storage capabilities, helping satisfy compliance requirements for virtually every regulatory agency around the globe.
Amazon Glacier is designed to be the lowest cost AWS object storage class, allowing you to archive large amounts of data at a very low cost. This makes it feasible to retain all the data you want for use cases like data lakes, analytics, IoT, machine learning, compliance, and media asset archiving. You pay only for what you need, with no minimum commitments or up-front fees.
MOST SUPPORTED PLATFORM WITH THE LARGEST ECOSYSTEM
In addition to integration with most AWS services, the Amazon object storage ecosystem includes tens of thousands of consulting, systems integrator and independent software vendor partners, with more joining every month. And the AWS Marketplace offers 35 categories and more than 3,500 software listings from over 1,100 ISVs that are pre-configured to deploy on the AWS Cloud. AWS Partner Network partners have adapted their services and software to work with Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier for solutions like Backup & Recovery, Archiving, and Disaster Recovery. No other cloud provider has more partners with solutions that are pre-integrated to work with their service.
- MEDIA ASSET WORKFLOWS
- HEALTHCARE INFORMATION ARCHIVING
- REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE ARCHIVING
- SCIENTIFIC DATA STORAGE
- DIGITAL PRESERVATION
- MAGNETIC TAPE REPLACEMENT