Amazon Glacier has arrived in the form of super-cheap storage for data that is “infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable”. That’s quite different from the online storage solutions we’re come to know.
For your day-to-day life, would you take the discounted price Amazon’s offering to have backups that take a while to retrieve? What kind of data would you store there — maybe redundant backups?
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