AVPreserve is pleased to announce the release of the next profile in our Cloud Storage for Preservation Vendor Analysis series. The newest profile looks at Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service, or AWS S3. Like Amazon's Glacier, S3 is a low cost solution that takes advantage of the power and size of the AWS server farms. However, whereas Glacier is a cold storage service, S3 is better suited for files that require frequent access and that require lower storage needs, such as for text, images, research data, and smaller audiovisual access copies.
You can find the new S3 profile and all of our past profiles here. Also check out our other free Papers and Presentations for other analysis and guidance on digital preservation, file management, and audiovisual archiving.