Amazon S3 Offers Value Option for Online Backup

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2010-05-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage is less expensive and designed for customers to store noncritical, reproducible data and files at lower levels of redundancy.

Amazon Web Services, perhaps feeling pressure from a spate of competing services from conventional storage companies as well as startups, came out May 19 with what amounts to a price cut option for its Simple Storage Service cloud backup service.

Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy Storage is designed to store noncritical, reproducible data and files at lower levels of redundancy—meaning fewer replications on less-expensive disk storage in the S3 data center—than Amazon.com's standard storage.

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