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If you’ve looked into Amazon cloud storage before and found it to be too costly, now’s the time to get excited. Amazon have just announced a new low-cost alternative cloud storage going by the name of Glacier.

Glacier is designed to service clients with small needs and matching budgets: customers can store data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month. Amazon keeps the costs low by optimizing the access to the data, meaning that the service is best for users who need infrequent access to the data and are happy to wait several hours to retrieve it. Amazon Glacier is ideal as a backup archive solution as it is very secure and durable storage.

Rather than guesstimating your data requirements and perhaps over-compensating, Amazon Glacier allows you to pay for just the storage you use. There are no upfront costs and you can change your requirements over time as needed. This is all for a very low cost while Amazon look after the technical side of data retention for you.

To sign up, head to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) portal and wither log in with an existing AWS account or start a new one. You’ll be able to start storing your data right away.

Source: Amazon Web Services

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