Amazon’s S3 cloud service turned out to be pretty popular and now Amazon is offering a similar product, this time aimed at archives. It’s called Glacier. It’s a simple idea. Starting from a penny, you can store 1GB of data on the Amazon’s servers for one month.
You’ll only pay for what you store, so it’s economical and there are no upfront costs. But don’t get your hopes up. This won’t be a cheap way to host your website since retrieval requests are sent to a queue, and won’t be available to download for a few hours.
However, there’s no limit on the amount of data you can store, but each individual archive has a 40TB limit. Retrieval is priced differently though, with 5 percent of your storage downloadable for free, but beyond that you’ll have to pay. The service starts today, with storage locations in the US, Europe and Japan.