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Google puts the heat on Amazon Glacier with Google Cloud Storage Nearline
Google recently launched the Google Cloud Storage (GCS) Nearline service, which is priced at $0.01 per GB per month. Use cases include archiving, backup and disaster recovery. The company claims restore times of two to five seconds, which is an order of magnitude faster than Amazon’s Glacier access times of three to five hours. Google’s launch partners include Symantec, NetApp, Iron Mountain and Geminare, and we expect that roster to grow rapidly.

by Dave Simpson and Simon Robinson
March 16, 2015