So Amazon Glacier is here as super cheap storage for "data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable." But that's different from a lot of the storage you might have used in the past.

For your day-to-day life, would you want to take the discounted price Amazon's offering to have backups it took a while to get to? What kind of data would you store there—maybe redundant backups?


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