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Word of the Day: Amazon Glacier definition



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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“Amazon’s penny-a-gigabyte pricing model will certainly be tough to match by smaller competitors that can’t afford to store data at that price. That makes Glacier appealing for organizations looking to move large archives off tape and to the cloud.” – Sonia Lelii

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Glacier, a new low-cost cloud storage service from Amazon for archiving data.  According to industry insiders, Glacier got it’s name because (1) it provides inexpensive cold storage and (2) retrieval time is quite, quite slow.

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