Thursday, September 17, 2015

AWS Adds S3 Infrequent Access Tier, Cuts Archival Storage Pricing

Amazon Web Services introduced a new Infrequent Access tier to its S3 cloud storage service.

The new tier could be useful for shared documents, log files or raw data that see frequent activity right after upload but then experience a significant drop off as they age.  This tier provides the same high durability, low latency, and high throughput of S3 Standard at a lower cost. Object lifecycle policies can direct the file into an AWS Glacier archive after a specified time.

AWS is also reducing the price for data stored in Amazon Glacier from $0.01 / gigabyte / month to $0.007 / gigabyte / month.