Data Protection in Amazon S3 Glacier - Amazon S3 Glacier
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Data Protection in Amazon S3 Glacier

Amazon S3 Glacier (S3 Glacier) provides highly durable cloud storage for data archiving and long-term backup. S3 Glacier is designed to deliver 99.999999999 percent durability and provides comprehensive security and compliance capabilities that can help you meet stringent regulatory requirements. S3 Glacier redundantly stores data in multiple Amazon Availability Zones (AZ) and on multiple devices within each AZ. To increase durability, S3 Glacier synchronously stores your data across multiple AZs before confirming a successful upload.

For more information about the Amazon global cloud infrastructure, see Global Infrastructure.

For data protection purposes, we recommend that you protect Amazon Web Services account credentials and give individual users, groups, or roles only the permissions necessary to fulfill their job duties.

If you require FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules when accessing Amazon through a command line interface or an API, use a FIPS endpoint. For more information about the available FIPS endpoints, see Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.