Posted On: Mar 15, 2021

Amazon S3 is reducing the cost to move data to Amazon S3 Glacier by lowering PUT and Lifecycle request charges by 40%. You can use the S3 PUT API to directly store compliance and backup data in S3 Glacier that does not require immediate access. You can also use S3 Lifecycle policies to move data to S3 Glacier to save on storage costs when data becomes rarely accessed.

Amazon S3 Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost Amazon S3 cloud storage class for data archiving and long-term backup. S3 Glacier provides a low-cost option for archiving data accessed once per quarter that needs to be accessible within minutes to a few hours.

The S3 Glacier 40% price reduction for PUT and Lifecycle requests is now effective in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more, see the S3 Pricing page.