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AWS has launched two new optimizations — Archive Access tier and Deep Archive Access tier — for S3 Intelligent-Tiering that will automatically archive objects that are rarely accessed.

Launched in 2018, S3 Intelligent-Tiering is a storage class designed to optimize storage costs by automatically moving data to the most cost-effective access tier without performance impact or operational overhead.

The new optimizations will help reduce the amount of manual work you need to do to archive objects with unpredictable access patterns and that are not accessed for months at a time.

According to the company, customers have realized cost savings up to 40% and now using the new archive access tiers they can reduce storage costs up to 95% for rarely accessed objects.

Having activated one or both of the archive access tiers, S3 Intelligent-Tiering will automatically move objects that haven’t been accessed for 90 days to the Archive Access tier, and after 180 days without being accessed to the Deep Archive Access tier.

The new archive access tiers for S3 Intelligent-Tiering are now available in all AWS Regions.

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