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AWS Introduces Four New Storage Services

AWS Introduces Four New Storage Services

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), has just announced its release of four new storage services and capabilities with the intension of helping customers to better protect their data, reduce costs, and experience more flexibility in storage management.

The new storage services and capability includes Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Glacier Instant Retrieval, Amazon FSx for OpenZFS service, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) Snapshots Archive as well as AWS Backup – all expected to help customers improve data management and protection at reduced costs.

“Every business today is a data business. One of the most important decisions that a business will make is where to store their data. As these latest storage services and capabilities show, AWS is the most powerful and lowest cost way to access and protect data. Our rapid innovation makes it the best storage choice for customers now and in the future,” said Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Vice President, Block and Object Storage at AWS.

Amazon S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval, one of the four services is designed to offer faster retrieval for archived data in the cloud which is now available as a new tier in Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering. On the other hand, Amazon FSx for OpenZFS is expected to make moving data residing in on-premises commodity file servers to AWS easier and without the need of changing application code or how the data is managed.

The new storage tier Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive is designed to reduce the cost of archiving snapshots by up to 75% for customers using Amazon EBS Snapshots to protect data in their EBS volumes. This service is expected to help address the cost and complexity of archiving snapshots, especially longer-term archival snapshots.

The fourth of the new storage capability – AWS Backup, is designed to bring centralized data protection and automated compliance auditing to Amazon S3 and VMware workloads, giving customers an alternative to custom scripts they used for centrally managing backups of their entire applications.