Amazon Glacier is hardly an expensive storage option. But for those users who store massive amounts of rarely needed data, it may not be worthwhile. Enter Glacier Deep Archive, an even cheaper storage option for data with an access SLA of 12 hours.
In its announcement, Amazon highlights a few use cases for its new product, including security camera footage, financial transaction archives, and raw production footage for media organizations.
Pricing is low (Amazon claims it is competitive with traditional tape archival services). At press time, Glacier costs $.004/month per GB, while Glacier Deep Archive comes in at $.00099, about a quarter the price (though pricing varies by region). Amazon makes a lot more money per GB transferred out of S3.
For those organizations with large data footprints in Glacier, or with contracts with providers like Iron Mountain, Glacier Deep Archive is worth a second look.
For many users, Glacier today serves a function that Glacier Deep Archive could serve equally effectively. For those users, making the switch is an obvious option. Storage costs are rarely a large chunk of cloud spend. But cost savings are cost savings. If there is anything in Glacier that users are comfortable with waiting a little while to retrieve, the money is there. Everyone using Glacier should explore the Deep Archive option.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
For organizations that experience time-sensitive incidents that must be resolved in the most optimal and efficient manner, Bomgar (Beyond Trust) and BMC Software may have the solution. The two vendors have teamed up to address a reduction in the time it takes to resolve problematic tickets and assist in lessening the impact of cyber threats to which all organizations are subjected.
Okta announces its new partnerships with endpoint security vendors VMware Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, and Tanium. Integrating endpoint protection management analysis with Okta Verify’s user identity risk indicators, Okta Identity Cloud consolidates the information and creates a risk profile of the individual login attempt.
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HID officially announced its support of Seos-enabled IDs in Apple Wallet on August 13. This enables a more convenient and secure authentication process for iPhone users using HID technology.
Based on a recent survey conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), organizations are confused about what privileged access management (PAM) is and whether they are using it effectively within their organization.
Micro Focus’s new offering, AD Bridge, extends AD policies and account management to Linux machines, simplifying identity and access management (IAM) for organizations running both Windows and Linux.
Canadian-based technology company Vivvo eyes government services as it launches e-services platform, CitizenOne.