Data Archiving


Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of cloud storage services for archiving. You can choose Amazon Glacier for affordable, non-time sensitive cloud storage, or Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for faster storage, depending on your needs. With AWS Storage Gateway and our solution provider ecosystem, you can build a comprehensive, storage solution.

Use Cases for Data Archive

Backup tape replacement

AWS’s cloud storage solutions makes the backup process easy to manage, and allows you to focus on the storage of your data, rather than the management of your tape systems and library. This allows for better cost savings and efficiency.

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Enterprise compliance

AWS cloud storage solutions have achieved numerous compliance standards, security certifications, and provide built-in encryption; helping to ensure that your data stored in AWS meets all the requirements for your business.

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Media asset archival

Amazon Web Services allows you to store all of your digital media assets in encrypted, redundant storage.  With storage options starting at $0.01 per GB/month, storing all of your media is now easier and less expensive.

Learn how SoundCloud uses AWS storage solutions for media »


Affordable storage for increased savings.

Starting at just $0.01/GB/month, Amazon Glacier is not only affordable, but also reduces the operational costs associated with maintaining legacy data storage infrastructure, such as tape management, security, and manual data transfer.

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Data protection for secured data.

Amazon Glacier and S3 support secure transfer of your data over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and can automatically encrypt data at rest using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit symmetric keys. Following a shared security model, AWS’s cloud storage solutions provide data protection throughout the infrastructure, allowing you to focus on your applications.

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Easy data transfer.

AWS cloud storage solutions are designed to simplify the complexity around moving your data. AWS Import/Export enables data transfer from your on-premises infrastructure to Amazon Glacier in a manageable way. AWS Storage Gateway allows you to build a virtual tape library for Amazon S3 or virtual tape shelf for Amazon Glacier, providing cost savings by moving data from S3 to Glacier.

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Increased durability for your data.

AWS’s cloud storage solutions are designed to deliver increased durability of 99.999999999%, by synchronously storing your data across multiple facilities.

Learn how Backupify delivers durability to its customers »