It is also said to be relevant to digital preservation efforts, as it allows projects to start small at low cost and then scale up to massive collections, while automatically providing data integrity checks and performing automatic repairs if errors are detected.
"An organisation like ours thinks in centuries when it comes to content retention, and long term preservation of our Master Archives is a critical part our mission here at NYPR," said Steve Shultis, CTO of New York Public Radio.
"Storing these core assets on traditional media such as local disk and off-site tape exposes us to corruption and even outright-loss of data.
"We are excited to move our archives to Amazon Glacier, which will be a better long-term solution."
Alyssa Henry, vice president of AWS Storage Services, said "Today, most businesses rely on expensive, brittle, and inflexible tape for their archiving solution.
"Amazon Glacier changes the game for companies requiring archiving and backup solutions because you pay nothing upfront, pay a very low price for storage, are able to scale up and down whenever needed, and AWS handles all of the operational heavy lifting required to do data retention well."