What is Amazon S3 Glacier provisioned capacity?

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I want to use Amazon Simple Storage Service Glacier provisioned capacity.


With Amazon S3 Glacier provisioned capacity units, you can pay a fixed upfront fee for a given month to ensure the availability of retrieval capacity for expedited retrievals from Amazon S3 Glacier vaults. You can purchase multiple provisioned capacity units per month to increase the amount of data you can retrieve. For information on the maximum number of provisioned capacity units that you can purchase per account, see Service quotas.

Important: Most use cases don't require the purchase of provisioned capacity units. Purchase provisioned capacity units only if the following are true:

  • You have a lot of data stored in Amazon S3 Glacier.
  • You plan to frequently retrieve large amounts of data from Amazon S3 Glacier in a given month.
  • Your use case demands that the data you retrieve is accessible within minutes.

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