Amazon launches Glacier archiving service, a cheap way to put your files on ice


Amazon launches 'Glacier' archiving service, a cheap way to put your files on ice

Amazon’s S3 cloud service has proved a popular proposition, with many large web enterprises happily depending on it (most of the time) to serve up its content. Now, the internet retail giant is offering a similar product, aimed squarely at archives, called Glacier. The idea seems pretty simple, starting from a penny, you can store 1GB of data on the firm’s servers for one month. You’ll only pay for what you store, and there are no upfront costs. Thinking this sounds like a cheap way to host your website? Well, maybe not, as retrieval requests are sent to a queue, and won’t be available to download for a few hours. There’s no limit on the amount of data you can store though, which is not surprising, but each individual archive does have a 40TB limit — so those DNA back-ups are off the menu. Retrieval is priced differently, with 5 percent of your storage (pro rata) downloadable for free, but beyond that you’ll have to pay. The service is available from today, with storage locations in the US, Europe and Japan. Full details of pricing can be found via the source.

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Google's Cloud Print Now Lets You Send Documents Direct to FedExGoogle’s Cloud Print service might not be the most exciting thing in the world, but it is damn useful. And it just got even more practical: it now lets you print documents to other Android devices as a PDF, or even print off documents at a local FedEx store.

The service allows you to print off documents at one of 1,800 FedEx locations in the US, and then go pick them up with a retrieval code at one of their Print & Go machines. Smart.

The update also means that a heap of Canon printers now work with Google’s Cloud Print service, too. [Ars Technica]

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Google Cloud Print adds FedEx, Canon to remote printing roster, throws Android users a PDF bone



Chrome users are in store for a bundle of printing perks today courtesy of a recent update to Google Cloud Print. In addition to wirelessly sending documents to nearby printers, Mountain View’s now adding FedEx to the drop down destination list, granting users the ability to obtain retrieval codes for use at any of that shipping service’s locations across the U.S. The remote printing feature has also gained an additional device partner, enlisting Canon into the ranks of participating companies, occupied by the likes of Epson, Kodak and HP. And as an extra bonus for the Android faithful, handsets and tablets sporting the search giant’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS will now be able to receive and display transmitted docs as PDFs, although you’ll need to install the beta version of the company’s mobile browser to take advantage of this seamless integration. Open OS, meet the closed-off cloud.

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