Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Amazon's Glacier storage service will disrupt online backup

The bar chart below sums it up -- Amazon's Glacier is cheap -- 1¢ per gigabyte per month. (Follow the link for pricing detail).


Amazon has published a Glacier API, and, for now, you have to be a programmer to use it. But they have committed to releasing FTP access very soon, and it will not take long for developers to release backup programs and services with graphical user interfaces to Glacier.