Overview

Storage class capabilities

Standard (for active data)

Standard (for active data)

Use this level for active data that's accessed multiple times a month. Your data is immediately available when needed. Common use cases include streaming mobile and web content, DevOps, analytics, collaboration and active content repositories. There are no retrieval charges, no minimum object size and no minimum duration requirement.

Vault (for less active data)

Vault (for less active data)

Use this level for less active data that's accessed once a month or less. Data is immediately available when needed. A low retrieval charge applies for reading data. Common use cases include backup and digital asset retention. Vault includes a threshold for object size and storage period with a minimum billable object size of 128 KB and a minimum storage duration of 30 days.

Cold Vault (for cold data)

Cold Vault (for cold data)

Use this option for data accessed only a few times a year. A larger retrieval charge applies for reading data. Common use cases include long-term backup, large data set preservation, or older media content. Cold Vault includes a threshold for object size and storage period with a minimum billable object size of 256 KB and a minimum storage duration of 90 days. Objects smaller than the minimum size will incur a charge for the minimum billable object size.

Smart Tier details

Smart Tier: How it works

Archive details

Archive benefits

Footnotes

¹Data is classified as Hot if Number of Operations ≥ 1000 x {Storage (GB) - Retrievals (GB)}

Data is classified as Cold if Number of Operations ≤ {Storage (GB) - Retrievals (GB)}

Data is classified as Cool if neither of the above conditions are true. To learn more, see billing topic.

²Archive (for "Cold" archiving data): A restore from Archive takes up to 12 hours. Archive has a minimum storage duration of 90 days.

Accelerated Archive (for "Warm" archiving data): A restore from Accelerated Archive takes up to 2 hours. Accelerated Archive has a minimum storage duration of 90 days.