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Learning AWS - Second Edition by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier is a low-cost storage service that is typically used for archival and backups. The retrieval time for data on Glacier, based on the option selected, varies from a few minutes to several hours.

Other AWS storage services include Amazon Storage Gateway (which enables integration between on-premise environment and AWS storage infrastructure) and AWS Import/Export service (which uses portable storage devices to enable movement of large amounts of data into and out of AWS cloud environment). Newer offerings from Amazon include petabyte to exabyte scale data transport services, such as AWS Snowball, AWS Snowball Edge, and AWS Snowmobile.

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