Have you looked at google's cloud storage "nearline"? it is about $0.01 per gigabyte per month with about 3 second access time
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cary Gordon
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:49 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Amazon Glacier - tracking deposits
We have been playing with Glacier, but so far neither us nor our clients have been convinced of its cost-effectiveness. A while back, we were discussing a project with 15 PB of archival assets, and that would certainly have made Glacier cost-effective, saving about $30k/mo. over S3, although requests could cut into that.
The Glacier location is in the format /<Account ID>/vaults/<Vault Name>/archives/<Archive ID>, so you might want to consider using the whole string.
> On Apr 8, 2015, at 3:32 PM, Sara Amato <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Has anyone leapt on board with Glacier? We are considering using it for long term storage of high res archival scans. We have derivative copies for dissemination, so don't intend touching these often, if ever. The question I have is how to best track the Archive ID that glacier attaches to deposits, as it looks like that is the only way to retrieve information if needed (though you can attach a brief description also that appears on the inventory along with the id.) We're considering putting the ID in Archivist Toolkit, where the location of the dissemination copies is noted, but am wondering if there are other tools out there specific for this scenario that people are using.